2017 crop market outlook and aquaculture highlighted at Research Farm Annual Meetings

Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist and D. Allen Pattillo, Aquaculture Specialist will speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua.

The program starts at 9:30 am Wednesday, March 8 with the Association’s board meeting.  From 10 a.m. to Noon will be key presentations from Steve Johnson and D. Allen Pattillo. Johnson will address “Crop Market Outlook: Strategies & Tools” for Iowa’s producers. Pattillo will discuss “Aquaculture Opportunities in Iowa”. After lunch, Ken Pecinovsky, Research Farm Superintendent, will review 2016 trial results conducted at the ISU Northeast Research Farm.

Provided free at the meeting is the 2016 Research Farm Report. CCA credits (2 CM) will also be offered complimentary. Lunch will be served by the Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Following lunch and Pecinovsky’s presentation, the NEIAEA board of directors will meet.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The program will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm. Directions: From Nashua at the Jct of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. For more information, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.