LE MARS, Iowa — The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group will meet Feb. 27 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office in Orange City. Topic for the gathering will be the 2017 Farm Outlook, and its impacts on beginning farmers.
Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Economist with ISU, will lead the discussion, as well as a question-and-answer session.
“Beginning farmers face a lot of challenges, especially in the tight margin times that we are currently experiencing,” said Gary Wright, farm and agribusiness management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Dr. Hart will provide an updated market outlook, related to both grain and livestock. This information is beneficial for beginning farmers because, especially during the present tight-margin conditions, the most-current market information may enhance producer efforts and plans to merchandise the larger 2016 crop, as well as take a look at 2017-18.”
The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue to 6:00 p.m. Networking time and a free meal will also be provided. The ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office is located at 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City.
There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by contacting Janelle Johnson, Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group Coordinator, at 712-546-7835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Johnson at 712-546-7835 or email@example.com.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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