Press Release


March Is AG Recognition Month

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, held an Ag Education Day on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Over 140 people attended this year's event.

The theme for this year's event was "Ag Education Day". The event featured 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 included:
•David Beurle, Founder and Director of Future iQ Partners
•Brenda Clark Hamilton, Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs
•Beth Conley, Manager, 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
•Daron Wilson, General Manager, POET, LLC
•Bruce Trautman, Deputy Director, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Sponsors of the Event Included:
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 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, MidAmerican 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

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106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873

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