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March 12 Ag Education Day speakers announced

By Staff | Mar 2, 2015

EMMETSBURG – Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with its ag committee and area ag related businesses, are hosting an Ag Education Day from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg.

The theme for this year’s event is “Ag Education Day.” The event will feature topics including:

  • World trends and implications for the Midwest.
  • Weather outlook and projections.
  • Generations working together.
  • Agricultural and economic outlook.
  • Bioenergy and integrating food and fuel production.
  • POET’s Project LIBERTY.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech.
  • Dr. Elwynn Taylor, professor of Agronomy & Meteorology at Iowa State University.
  • Dr. Sidney Goss, professor emeritus, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
  • Dr. Brenda Clark Hamilton, founder of Fresh Coffee:Professional Growth Programs.
  • Dr. John D. Lawrence, associate dean and director, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension at Iowa State University.
  • Dr. Emily Heaton, professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University.
  • Daron Wilson, general manager at POET Biorefining, Emmetsburg.

A registration form is included in brochures available at area cooperatives, banks, libraries, implement dealerships, city halls, and ISU Extention offices in Algona and Emmetsburg.

Forms can be mailed along with a check made payable to Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, 106 S. Dodge St., Suite 210, Algona 50511. You may also register by calling Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation at (515) 295-7979.

Individuals may register at the door the day of the event. Cost for the event is $25 per person through Feb. 28 and includes lunch. After March 1, the registration fee will be $30 per person. Cost for students is $15.

For more information, visit the Kossuth Economic Development websites at www.kossuth-edc.com or the Palo Alto County Economic Development website at: www.paloaltoiowa.com.

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