Meterorologist to be featured speaker at crop conference
Craig Johnson, meteorologist and executive director of the Iowa Academy of Science, will be the lead-off speaker at the Iowa State University Extension Crop Advantage Series at 9 a.m. Jan. 30, at the Highlander Conference Center in Iowa City. Johnson will address the topic, “Iowa’s Weather: Past, Present, and Future.” Also featured at the conference are topics on making fertilizer decisions after the drought, and corn root worm management strategies.
The conference is one of 13 scheduled around the state, where crop producers can choose among a variety of topics, including pest management, cover crops, bio-energy crops, soil fertility, and grain marketing.
“Each year, attendees tell me they wish there were more breakout sessions during the day. They are interested in so many of the topics and can’t be at every workshop. The topics are in demand. It’s a great problem to have,” says Jim Fawcett, ISU Extension field agronomist in eastern Iowa.
There is a cost to attend. Registration materials are available at <www.cropadvantage.org> or from the Washington County Extension office.