Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Group to meet Feb. 11

Monday, January 28, 2013

Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach are hosting an event for young farmers from northwest Iowa on Monday, Feb. 11 at 12 p.m. in the lower level of Farmers Coop Society, in Sioux Center.

"We recognized an opportunity to reach young farmers who face the challenges of farming today. We want to help guide and give them the tools they need to succeed," said Dave Stender, ISU Extension Swine Specialist in a press release.

The event begins with a noon meal followed by guest speaker Chad Hart, ISU Extension Economist and Grain Market Specialist, discussing the 2013 outlook and risk management options.

A tour of the Farmers Coop Society Feed Mill follows the discussion ending at 4:30 p.m., the press release stated.

There is no cost to attend but participants are asked to pre-register online at Click the link "Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Group" or call the Plymouth County Extension Office at 712-546-7835.

The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer Program is sponsored by Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Registration questions can be directed to Janelle Johnson at 712-539-3115, or Kaye Strohbehn at 712-737-4230,