Elwynn Taylor to speak at Farm News Ag Show
By KRISS NELSON
FORT DODGE – Well known as a regular to the Farm News Ag Show, Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University climatologist, will be making yet another appearance to the annual event, 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Taylor’s presentation “Crop Weather Outlook 2019” will not only give an overview of what to expect in the coming year, but a review of that past year’s weather events.
“This past year we have had periods of time where it was too wet, followed by too dry, but the crop still came in fairly good in 2018,” he said. “We ended up with our soils having a full load of water available for the crops to go in to, into the coming year.”
Taylor said not only producers, but just about anyone can gain something from attending his presentation.
“I think that everyone that’s associated with agriculture can benefit,” he said. “Whether it’s at the production end, the consumption end or financing in the middle.”
There are always issues related to weather that impact agriculture.
“Whether it be applications of chemicals that can drift due to atmospheric inversion, or too dry of conditions or too wet. They all happen,” he said. “That’s why farmers are always so concerned about the weather.”
Taylor added he looks forward to attending the Farm News Ag Show.
“I am a regular and I appreciate the interaction with the people that attend and the questions that they ask,” he said.
Taylor is the extension climatologist at Iowa State University, and is well known for his analysis of weather influence on the Midwest and is widely recognized for his clear explanations of the complexities of long-term weather variability.
Before moving to Iowa in 1979, he was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Alabama. He was educated in botany at Utah State University and completed his doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 1970.
Taylor has published more than 200 articles reporting his research on the impacts of weather conditions, and his voice is well known from his regular Midwest radio broadcasts of crop-weather and other educational information. His explanations of Global Warming, Ozone Depletion, the El Nino, and other weather events and how they impact life and our economy are clear, insightful, and concise.
All persons concerned with climate associated risks will benefit from Taylor’s clear and often humorous explanations.
Farm News Ag Show
The 17th annual Farm News Ag Show will be held Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Iowa Central Community College East Campus, 2031 Quail Ave., Fort Dodge.
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