AG Education Day

March Is AG Recognition Month

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development
Successful ‘Ag Education Day’ Event

Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, along with the Ag Committee and area ag-related businesses, held an Ag Education Day on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg. Over 180 people registered for this year's event.  Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, said “We want to give a special thank you to the Kossuth County Farm Bureau and all of our sponsors for their generous financial support for the event.  Thanks to their financial support, our Ag Committee is able to host Ag Education Day.”

Matt Bormann, President of Kossuth County Farm Bureau, presented Maureen Elbert, Executive Director of Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, and Harry Bormann, Chair of the Ag Committee, a SHARE Grant Award for Ag Education Day.  Pictured left to right:  Maureen Elbert, Matt Bormann, and Harry Bormann.

The event featured topics on world trends and implications for the Midwest, weather outlook and projections, generational differences, agricultural and economic outlooks, bioenergy and integrating food and fuel production, and POET’s Project LIBERTY. Guest speakers included:

• Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Applied     Economics, Virginia Tech
• Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Professor of Agronomy & Meteorology at Iowa State University
• Dr. Sidney Goss, Professor Emeritus, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
• Brenda Clark Hamilton, Fresh Coffee: Professional Growth Programs
• Dr. John D. Lawrence, Associate Dean and Director, Agriculture & Natural  Resources Extension at Iowa State University
• Dr. Emily Heaton, Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University
• Daron Wilson, General Manager at POET Biorefining, Emmetsburg

Thank you to our Sponsors



Thank you to our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors

Kossuth County Farm Bureau


Platinum Sponsors

Alliant Energy

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative

Silver Sponsors

Farm Credit Services of America – Emmetsburg

Farmers State Bank – Algona/Whittemore/West Bend

Iowa State Bank

POET Biorefining

Ag Day Sponsors

Ag Partners, LLC
AGP - Emmetsburg
Algona Municipal Utilities
Animal Medical Center - Algona
Bancroft Municipal Utility
Corn Belt Power Cooperative
DuPont Pioneer
Elbert Chevrolet
Energy Solutions - OTB
Ernie Williams John Deere
Farmers & Traders Savings Bank – Bancroft
Farmers Cooperative Elevator – Ottosen
Farmers Trust & Savings Bank – Lakota & Buffalo Center
Five Star Cooperative
Gold Eagle Cooperative
Green Plains Renewable Energy
Hormel Foods
Iowa Lakes Community College
Iowa State University
Iowa Trust & Savings Bank – Emmetsburg
J.B. Mertz & Son, Inc.
K & H Cooperative Oil Co.
Kerber Milling
Kossuth County Cattlemen’s Association
Kossuth County Farm Bureau
Kossuth County Pork Producers
MaxYield Cooperative
McGregor Accounting
MidAmerican Energy
Midland Power Cooperative (fka Humboldt REC)
Montag Manufacturing
Murphy Brown, LLC
Nestlé Purina
NorthStar Bank
Northwest Bank - Algona
Palo Alto County Cattlemen
Palo Alto County Farm Bureau
Pharmacists Mutual Companies/PMC Insurance
Pro Cooperative
Protein Resources
Red Power – Bancroft/West Bend
Security State Bank
StateLine Cooperative
Suidae Health & Production – Algona
Titonka Savings Bank
Tom Eischen Sales
West Iowa Bank – West Bend
Woodford Equipment

Contact Us

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

8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday




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