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Crop weather, market outlook meetings set in central Iowa

By Staff | Jun 19, 2013

OGDEN – Crop and livestock producers can learn about issues and strategies to prepare for fall by attending one of three meetings in the Farm News coverage area hosted by Iowa State University Extension.

The regional meeting are:

A. Monday, at 7 p.m., in Ogden, at the Community Center

B. Tuesday, at 9 a.m. in Nevada, at the Story County Extension office.

C. Wednesday, at 7 p.m., in at DMACC, Building 6 Auditorium, in Ankeny.

Two speakers will discuss crop weather and the market outlook.

Don Roose, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Commodities Inc., based in Wesrt Des Moines, helps create risk management programs for grain elevators, cattle and hog feedlots, producers, manufacturers and processors. Roose has five decades of risk management experience and grew up on a grain and livestock farm operation.

Dr. Dennis Todey, state and Extension climatologist for South Dakota State University, has conducted research on long term climate trends and climate-yield relationships throughout the Midwest.

He is a frequent speaker on long-range outlooks, climate trends and general climate, variability and change information.

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