Crop Advantage Series
Delivering the research, knowledge and experience of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to decision-makers in the field.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers the Crop Advantage Series at 14 locations across Iowa during January 2016. Each year the Crop Advantage Series provides the latest research information on crop production.
This year’s series will emphasize the importance of risk management programs and controlling costs.
“It's important to discuss these topics as we are going into our second year of prices averaging below Iowa State’s estimated production costs,” states Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and Extension grain markets specialist with Iowa State University. “Profits will be harder to come by and many producers will need to pay more attention to the financial side of their farm business.”
|January 12||Storm Lake|
|January 14||Honey Creek (Moravia)|
|January 15||Mason City|
|January 20||Fort Dodge|
|January 22||Iowa City|
|January 26||Le Mars|
|January 29||Moline, Illinois – NEW for 2016|
Pesticide Applicator Recertification
Each Crop Advantage meeting is approved for recertification for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting to receive recertification credit. The recertification fee for private pesticide applicators is included in meeting registration. Note: Commercial applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 is offered for an additional fee at the Honey Creek location only.
Continuing Education for Certified Crop Advisers
All locations are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). Credits awarded will depend on workshop sessions attended during the program. Program listings use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, NM-nutrient management, SW-soil and water. All topics are 1.0 credit.
Partially funded by the soybean checkoff. The Iowa Soybean Association is proud to partner with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in providing valuable crop production information that benefits Iowa producers. Printing of the 2016 Crop Advantage proceedings was supported by the Iowa Soybean Association.
SARE’s mission is to advance – to the whole of American agriculture – innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. To learn more about SARE programs in the North Central region visit www.northcentralsare.org