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AGRICULTURE

ISU Extension holding drought information meeting in Bloomfield

Meeting to discuss drought concerns for both crop and livestock producers
Jul 24, 2018

AMES -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a meeting to discuss drought conditions that are causing concerns for both crop and livestock producers at 6 p.m. Thursday in Bloomfield.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Davis County Fairgrounds Fair Hall.

The meeting will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach specialists: Josh Michel, field agronomist; Joe Sellers, beef specialist; and Charles Brown, farm management specialist.

Topics to be discussed include crop growth and development under drought conditions, feeding drought damaged crops, silage and crop insurance considerations.

Weather patterns and drought monitor considerations also will be discussed by Justin Glisan, state climatologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Representatives from the USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service also might be present to share information on assistance available through their offices.

The meeting is free and open to the public and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Starting 45 minutes before the meeting, producers can bring five representative corn stalk samples for a quick nitrate assessment to be conducted either before or after the meeting, depending on time available.

The meeting is sponsored by the Davis County Cattlemen’s Association.

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