March 5, 2008
NASHUA, Iowa — John Lawrence, Iowa State University extension livestock economist, will speak on the economics of livestock producton in the ethanol boom at the March 19 annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association. All area agricultural producers are invited to attend the meeting, which is free and open to the public. It will be held at Iowa State University's Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. Participants may purchase a lunch on site at noon. The board of directors for the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association will meet following lunch. Lawrence is director of ISU's Iowa Beef Center and a professor of economics. The program also will include a presentation by Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist in Tripoli, who will speak on corn and soybean comparative profitability. Ken Pecinovsky, superintendent of the Northeast Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm, will review current research on the farm. The program also will include an update on the Borlaug Learning Center, a new building project at the research farm. Certified crop advisor (CCA) credits are available for attending the meeting. For more information about the annual meeting and educational program, contact your local ISU Extension office.