Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, are hosting an Ag Education Day on Tuesday, March 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg and will include lunch. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The theme for this year's event is "Ag Education Day". The event will feature topics on world trends and implications for the Midwest, the Rock Island Clean Line project, crop nutrients, agricultural outlook, bioenergy and integrating food and fuel production, POET's Project Liberty, and a legislative update on agriculture and biofuels in today's economy.
Guest speakers include:
David Beurle, Founder and Director of Future iQ Partners
Brenda Clark Hamilton, Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs
Beth Conley, Manager, Clean Line Energy
Mark Morrissey, President & CEO, United Services Association
Dr. John D. Lawrence, Associate Dean and Director, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension, Iowa State University
Dr. Emily Heaton, Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University
Daron Wilson, General Manager, POET, LLC
Bruce Trautman, Deputy Director, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Brochures featuring highlights of the event are available at area cooperatives, banks, libraries, implement dealerships, city halls, and ISU Extension Offices in Algona and Emmetsburg. A registration form will be included in the brochure which can be filled out and mailed along with a check made payable to Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, 106 S. Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, IA 50511.
Area residents can also register by calling Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Cor- poration at (515) 295-7979. Individuals may also register at the door the day of the event. Cost for the event is $20 per person through Feb. 28. After March 1, the registration fee will be $25 per person. Cost for students is $10. Please visit the Kossuth County website at: www.kossuth-edc.com or the Palo Alto County website at: www.paloaltoiowa.com for updated information on Ag Education Day.