Activities for ag professionals--June 16

Friday, June 16--Ag Professional Tour at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Nashua, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon.

The program will include observations and experiences related to current crop growth and development, soil fertility, and pest management problems as they develop across the area; a review of the various research projects underway on the research farm and with on-farm cooperators; and a discussion of the new technologies/products that are or soon will be available to our clients. Brian Lang and George Cummins, extension field crops specialists, and Ken Pecinovsky, farm superintendent, will lead the discussions.

The tour is organized by the Northeast Iowa Ag Experimental Association, which owns the farm. 2.5 CCA credits can be earned. A $10 registration fee will be charged at the door ($25 for CCA credits). Preregistration is not required. The second Ag Professional Tour is scheduled for Friday, July 14.

Friday, June 16--"The Conservation Security Program (CSP) for Ag Professionals" at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, Nashua, 1-3 p.m.

This program is organized by the Cedar Valley R, C, and D. NRCS District Conservationists and George Cummins, Iowa State University Extension field crops specialist will inform ag professionals serving the Cedar River Watershed about the CSP and how best to prepare their clients for participation in this program. 2 CCA credits in soil and water management can be earned. The program is free, and no preregistration is necessary.

The Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm is located 11/2 miles west of Nashua on Hwy B60; turn south on Windfall Avenue 1 mile and back east 1/2 mile on 290th St. For additional information on either program, contact George Cummins, 641-228-1453.

This article originally appeared on page 135 of the IC-496(12) -- May 22, 2006 issue.

Updated 05/26/2006 - 4:35pm