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Younger Farming Couples Conference set for Aug. 11 and 12


Younger farming couples interested in fine-tuning their family farm business, using precision ag tools in crop production, and building relationships with other growers from around Iowa are invited to attend the Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network Younger Farming Couples Conference Aug. 11 and 12, held on the DMACC campus in Ankeny.

Topics covered will include:

--Working with family in the farm business

--Working in and being a part of your community

--Leasing and renting land

--Conducting on-farm research to increase crop profits

--Using precision ag tools

Confirmed speakers include, among others, John Roach, Roach Ag Marketing and contributor to Iowa Public Television's Market-To-Market, Aaron Putze, Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, Dr. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist, Dr. Tracy Blackmer, research director with the ISA On-Farm Network, Dr. Peter Kyveryga, OFN senior research associate, Patrick Reeg, OFN technology manager, Matt Sweeney, OFN project manager, and Linda Funk, executive director of the Soyfoods Council.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 11 and the program begins at 10 a.m. It will conclude at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 12.

Registrations fee, which includes materials, all meals and lodging, is just $150 per couple. Registration is open to the first 75 couples who sign up. To begin the process of registration, write to info@isafarmnet.com, and put 'Couples Conference' in the subject line. Or call 800-383-1423 and ask for Christine. Registration materials and additional conference details will be returned by e-mail.

To learn more about ISA, visit its website at www.iasoybeans.com. More on the On-Farm Network can be found at www.isafarmnet.com.

The Iowa Soybean Association develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected volunteer board of 21 farmers.

The event is partially funded by the soybean checkoff.

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