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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

The 2014 Farm Bill contains significant changes to the farm safety net that include new options for producers. It will be important that growers educate themselves on all the facts in order to make informed risk management decisions that best suite their operation.

As an initial look at these new provisions, the Ag and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Southwest Council of Agribusiness have teamed up to put together an informational session to provide insight on some of the important changes headed producers way.

A wide coalition of grower organizations, Extension professionals, educators and government officials will be available from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. on March 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor to educate growers on specific provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill.

The Forum will consist of an educational program followed by a luncheon. The agenda includes:

9:00 – 9:30 – Coffee and doughnuts

9:30 – 9:45 – Welcome and Special Introductions

9:45 – 10:45 – Understanding the Farm Safety Net- Dr. Joe Outlaw; Director, Agricultural and Food Policy Center

10:45 – 11:45 – Q&A with Dr. Outlaw and other regional commodity representatives

11:45 – 1:00 – Luncheon Speaker, “Perspectives on the 2014 Farm Bill” Tom Sell; Combest, Sell and Associates

While there is no registration fee, pre-registration is required to ensure your meal. Pre-register by contacting the Williamson County Extension office at 512.943.3300. Deadline for pre-registration is 12 noon on Friday, March 7.


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