By Paul Struck, Editor
The Cherokee County Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring the 2005 Crop Production Clinic from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.
Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. and ISU Extension Economist William Edwards will discuss "Factors That Influence Cash Rent and Land Values" from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
From 10:30-11:45 a.m., ISU Extension Crops Field Specialist Joel DeJong will discuss "What Can We Learn From Brazil's Soybean Production?" DeJong recently traveled to Brazil to learn first-hand of that country's soybean production.
A lunch provided by Cherokee State Bank will be served at 11:45 a.m.
From 12:45-3:30 p.m., ISU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist Ron Hook will discuss post-harvest grain marketing.
Topics will include the seasonability of post-harvest prices, evaluating grain storage opportunities, and what is a "carry" and why it is important.
There also will be a chance to test your grain marketing skills with a fast-paced marketing game that simulates a complete year of grain marketing, then compares your results against 15 years of actual market prices.
Call the Cherokee County Extension Office at 225-6196 by Monday to pre-register and to help determine a meal count.