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March: Ag Recognition Month

By Staff | Jan 10, 2013

Eight guest speakers are on tap for Ag Education Day, a day-long conference to be held Tuesday, March 12. Hosted by Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, the event runs

from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Registration begins at 8:00 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:

David Beurle, Founder and Director of Future iQ Partners

Brenda Clark Hamilton, Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs

Cary Kottler, Director, 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

Larry Ward, Senior Vice President of Project Development, POET, LLC

Bruce Trautman, Deputy Director, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Brochures featuring highlights of the event will be 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. Also register by calling Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation 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 $15 and will include lunch.

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.

Sponsors of the Event Include:

Ag Partners, LLC, AGP-Algona & Emmetsburg, Algona Municipal Utilities, Alliant Energy, Animal Medical Center, Bank Plus, Clean Line Energy, DuPont Pioneer, Elbert Chevrolet, Energy Solutions-OTB, Farm Credit Services, Farmers & Traders Savings Bank-Bancroft, Farmers Cooperative Elevator-Ottosen, Farmers State Bank, Farmer’s Trust & Savings Bank-Lakota & Buffalo Center, Five Star Cooperative, Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs, Future iQ Partners, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Green Plains Renewable Energy of Superior & Lakota, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Iowa State Bank, Iowa State University, Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, J.B. Mertz & Son, Inc., K & H Oil, Kerber Companies, Kossuth County Pork Producers, Kossuth/Palo Alto County Cattlemen’s Association, Kossuth/ Palo Alto County Farm Bureau, Laurens State Bank, MaxYield Cooperative, McGregor Accounting, Mid American Energy, Midland Power Cooperative, NorthStar Bank, Northwest Bank-Algona, POET, Security State Bank, StateLine Cooperative, Suidae Health & Production, Titonka Savings Bank, Tom Eischen Sales, United Services Association, Wells Fargo Bank, West Bend International, West Iowa Bank, Woodford Equipment.