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NW Iowa beginning farmers meeting set

By Staff | Feb 11, 2017

LE MARS – The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group will meet Feb. 27 at the Iowa State University Extension-Sioux County office in Orange City.

Topic for the gathering will be the 2017 Farm Outlook and its impacts on beginning farmers.

Dr. Chad Hart, an ISUE ag economist, will lead the discussion, as well as a question-and-answer session.

“Beginning farmers face a lot of challenges, especially in the tight margin times that we are currently experiencing,” said Gary Wright, an ISUE farm and agribusiness management specialist. “Dr. Hart will provide an updated market outlook, related to both grain and livestock.

“This information is beneficial for beginning farmers because, especially during the present tight-margin conditions, the most-current market information may enhance producer efforts and plans to merchandise the larger 2016 crop, as well as take a look at 2017-18.”

The program will begin at 2 p.m. and continue to 6 p.m. Networking time and a free meal will also be provided.

The ISUE office is at 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City.

There is no cost to attend, but participants should preregister. To do so or for additional information about the group call coordinator Janelle Johnson at (712) 546-7835.

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