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Young Farmer Conference held

2/18/2019

Wayne County Farm Bureau members Kenton and Erica Lain attended the Young Farmer Conference in Des Moines Feb. 1-2. They joined more than 500 young famers to learn, network and grow their legacy in agriculture. Also pictured are Monroe County young farmers Jesse and Tammie Maddy.

Membership benefits in Wayne County

2/18/2019

Starting on April 1, in an effort to enhance Farm Bureau memberships and to help support local small businesses, the Wayne County Farm Bureau, in conjunction with local businesses, will offer these substantial savings to all Wayne County Farm Bureau members.

2019 Fair Kickoff planned

2/18/2019

The Wayne County Fair Board would like to invite anyone interested to attend the annual Fair Kickoff to be held at the Wayne County Fair Event Center on Friday, March 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a meal to be served at 6:45 p.m. by Thelma Saxton and Cater 2 U.

Beef producers elected to oversee national and state beef checkoffs in Iowa

2/18/2019

Beef producers from across Iowa elected Dan Hanrahan and Corinne Rowe to serve as directors of the executive committee for the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC). Hanrahan, a cow-calf producer from Cumming, and Corinne Rowe, cow-calf producer from Dallas Center, will join the IBIC Executive Committee. The executive committee is tasked with oversight of the $1.00-per-head National Beef Checkoff and the $0.50-per-head Iowa State Beef Checkoff Programs. The election was held at the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit on Dec. 7 at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona.

Union Farm Bureau offers ‘Winning the Game’ workshop to aid in pre-harvest marketing

2/18/2019

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is partnering with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach to offer “Winning the Game,” a workshop that aims to help farmers create a pre-harvest marketing plan. In these low-margin times, crop risk management has become crucial for farm survival. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the workshop at 7 p.m., Southwestern Community College, Room 180 of the Instructional Building.

Iowa Beef Expo 2019

2/18/2019

Wintery weather is not stopping the Iowa Beef Expo this year. Photo credit: Livestock Plus, Inc.

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