Breakout Sessions - Round 2

A. The Science of Grilling 
Pastor Jon Spronk, First CRC Oskaloosa, B.S. and M.S. in Animal/Meat Science
What does a meat scientist want you to know about meat grilling? Pastor Spronk will answer this question and help you discover tips and tricks to level up your grilling game.                    


B. Carbon Credit Markets: What Farmers Need to Know (Repeated)
Shelby Myers, Economist, AFBF


C. What to Know About Direct Marketing Meat and Livestock Products (Repeated)
Janis Hoschstetler, Labeling Coordinator, IDALS HACCP and Ray Schmidt , Founder, Farm Story Meats


D. Achieving Your Conservation Goals
Jon Hubbert, State Conservationist, NRCS and Mitchell Hora, Founder/CEO, Continuum
Ag In today’s environment, there is a lot of conversation surrounding conservation programs and goals. Gather information from Jon about the Working Lands Conservation Programs and Set Aside type, and how to be successful with these practices. Gain perspective into carbon markets, soil health, and overall monetizing sustainability systems from Mitchell.


E. Building and Maintaining Relationships with Landlords (Repeated)
Noah Coppess, Owner, LincolnWay Ag Services, LLC


F. Managing Your Herd
Chris Clark, DVM, Beef Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach
Learn practical suggestions to help with newborn animal care, cow/calf care, and nutrition/feeding programs. Chris wants to help you be successful in your operation so you can achieve your goals and live the life that you want.


G. Farm Family Well-Being: Handling Stress and Issues on the Farm (Repeated)
Larry Tranel, Dairy Specialist and Pastoral Psychologist, ISU Extension and Outreach


H. Diversifying Using Small Grains Sarah Carlson, Strategic Initiatives Director, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Iowa was once a nationwide leader in small grain production, but many farm families haven’t grown them for a generation. Small grains crops like oats, wheat, barley, rye, and triticale are seeing renewed interest by farmers in Iowa. Learn more about how to plant, harvest, store, and sell small grains.

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