Webinar to examine options during drought

Posted August 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

Iowa crop and livestock producers are invited to attend an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach webinar Tuesday, Aug. 21 to learn about grain quality issues and marketing options related to drought. The Jones County Extension office in Anamosa will host the 1-3 p.m. webinar. There is no charge to attend the webinar.

“As we near harvest, the attention has shifted to grain quality issues,” said Denise Schwab, beef specialist. “ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will talk about the quality issues farmers can expect, their marketing options and how crop insurance will address reduced value. Just as important, livestock producers should be prepared for potential feeding challenges of off-quality grain.”

In addition, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists will look to the future and provide the outlook for crop and livestock prices. They also will discuss planning for the 2013 crop, including land lease considerations and the impact of drought on fall fertility decisions for the 2013 crop, Jim Fawcett said.

Farm safety considerations during drought also will be discussed.

The webinar will be held in the basement of the Jones County Farm Bureau building, 605 East Main Street, Anamosa.

Extension agriculture and program specialists will facilitate the program at each site. Time has been allowed for questions and answers following the presentations. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the ISU Extension and Outreach website www.extension.iastate.edu/.