Ag Day 2011
March is Ag Recognition Month.
Kossuth / Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, are hosting an Ag Education Day on Thursday, March 10th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and will include lunch.
The theme for this year’s event is “Ag Education Day”. The event will feature topics agriculture and biofuels, pork export opportunities, agricultural drainage and water quality, POET Biorefining’s Project Liberty, biochar as a soil amendment, Pyrolysis, and new and emerging energy technologies. Guest speakers include Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; Conley Nelson, Midwest General Manager for Murphy-Brown LLC; David Beurle, Founder and Managing Director of Innovative Leadership Australia Pty Ltd; David Laird, Professor at Iowa State University’s Agronomy Dept. and Environmental Sciences Program, Dean Lemke, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship; Dennis Banasiak, Ph.D., President, Avello Bioenergy; Jim Sturdevant, Director, POET’s Project Liberty; Mark Kingland, Co-Owner of Energy Solutions-OTB.
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. You may 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. 28th. After March 1st, the registration fee will be $25 per person. Please visit the Kossuth County website at: www.kossuth-edc.comor 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 – Emmetsburg, Algona Municipal Utilities, Alliant Energy, Animal Medical Center, Avello Bioenergy, Bancroft Municipal Utility, Bank Plus, Elbert Chevrolet, Energy Solutions-OTB, Farm Credit Services, Farmers Cooperative Elevator-Ottosen, Farmers State Bank, Farmer’s Trust & Savings Bank, Global Ag Investments, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Humboldt County REC, Innovative Leadership Australia Pty Ltd, Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Economic Development, 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 Milling Company, Kossuth County Pork Producers, Kossuth/Palo Alto County Cattlemen’s Association, Kossuth/Palo Alto County Farm Bureau, Laurens State Bank, MaxYield Cooperative, McGregor Accounting, MidAmerican Energy, Murphy-Brown LLC, NorthStar Bank, Northwest Bank, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., POET Biorefining, State Bank of Ledyard, StateLine Cooperative, Suidae Health & Production, Tom Eischen Sales, West Bend International, West Iowa Bank