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Cherokee County Ag Show on tap

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The 2010 Cherokee County Ag Show will be held at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee on Feb 9. File photo
The 2010 edition of the Cherokee County Ag Show will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center. There is no admission charge for this event.

The Ag Show has been one of the most popular events in Cherokee since 1994.

The purpose of the Ag show is to help inform and educate farmers on the new farming innovations and new field applications. This event will also help bring farmers together as a form of networking and to provide growers with more information.

Von Ketelsen
There will be many display booths from area vendors on hand all day to meet and greet the public. All proceeds from booth fees will go to an Ag-scholarship program.

The Cherokee Chamber Agri-Business Committee sponsors the Ag Show. Proceeds from the Ag Show fund the scholarship program. A scholarship is awarded to one senior from each of the Cherokee County schools.

The recipient must be entering Ag-related field or a field which supports the Ag industry.

At 9:30 a.m. Iowa State University Pesticide training will begin.

At 2 p.m. featured speaker, Von Ketelsen, Farm Broadcaster from KWMT Radio in Fort Dodge, will address the crowd.

Ketelsen is the Farm Broadcaster for KWMT Radio in Fort Dodge. He is recognized as a leading voice for agriculture in Iowa, as well as the surrounding states that KWMT reaches.

This award-winning farm broadcaster and singer/songwriter has been recognized for his Ag reporting by such groups as the Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Soybean Association, and many others.

He will be bringing his brand of light-hearted entertainment with humor and music with a farm-based message to Cherokee.

Born and raised on a grain and livestock farm in Iowa, Ketelsen, was active in 4-H. While a student at Iowa State University, Ketelsen worked in the farm department at WOI, the public radio station on the ISU campus.

After graduating from Iowa State University, Ketelsen produced and hosted a nationally-syndicated farm radio feature.

Ketelsen has led farm departments at several of Iowa's premier farm radio stations. "It's a dream come true for me to be farm services director at KWMT. This is truly a legendary farm station in Iowa, and the Midwest," Ketelsen said.

There will also be a free lunch served from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information call the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 225-6414.

The Cherokee County Ag Show is sponsored by: Cherokee Chamber Agri-Business Committee, the Chronicle Times, and KCHE Radio.

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