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Chip Flory to kick-off North Central Iowa Crop Clinic Dec. 30

By Staff | Dec 18, 2014

IOWA FALLS – Chip Flory, editorial director of Pro Farmer, will be the kick-off speaker at the North Central Iowa Crop and Land Stewardship Clinic set from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30, at the Iowa Falls-Alden High School in Iowa Falls.

Flory will address “2015 Ag Outlook.”

Other speakers include Iowa State University Extension specialists Elwynn Taylor, Bob Hartzler, Dan Andersen, Kapil Arora, Mark Johnson, Angie Rieck-Hinz, and Kelvin Leibold and National Laboratory for Agriculture and Environment Soil scientist, Mark Tomer.

Clinic topics include optimal nitrogen applications, corn stover harvesting, how is swine manure has changed over time, crop disease scouting, 2014 farm bill computer analysis for decision making, sorting through the new herbicide resistant traits, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, reducing nutrient losses from fields, and a crop outlook for 2015

A free blood pressure screening and blood glucose test will be offered from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. by the Hansen Family Hospital staff.

An eight-hour fast should precede the blood glucose test.

Producers will have the opportunity to complete their annual two hours of training to maintain their private pesticide applicators certification.

Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisors.

An agribusiness fair will run throughout the day with booths from various agribusinesses on display.

A free drawing for door prizes will be held.

The clinic is free and pre-registration is not required.

There is a statewide charge of $20 for PPAT for recertification. The program and lunch is provided by area sponsors.

For more information, contact Darwin Miller, Hardin County ISU Extension administrator, at (641) 648-4850.

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