Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association Annual Meeting and Conference Returns in 2022

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02/24/22

Cattle grazing in an alfalfa field.

Cattle grazing alfalfa.

VINTON, Iowa – The Eastern Iowa Hay Producers Association (EIHPA) Annual Meeting and Conference is back in 2022 for its 37th year. The meeting will be March 24 at Buzzy’s in Welton, and all hay producers in the region are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m.

This year’s featured speakers are Dave Lubben from Monticello discussing his experiences making and feeding baleage, and William Edwards, retired ISU economist, presenting info on the return on costs for hay shelters/buildings. Iowa State University extension beef specialist Denise Schwab will discuss the increased use of annual forages for grazing, hay or baleage, and ISU extension field agronomist Virgil Schmitt will review problems encountered in recent crop years and provide an update on current issues.

Following lunch there will be a brief annual meeting to elect officers and directors. A drawing for prizes will be held at the end of the day.

Registration for the conference is $30 and includes the noon meal and a membership to EIHPA, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Certified crop advisor credits also will be available. This conference is sponsored by EIHPA, ISU Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Beef Center.

The EIHPA provides educational workshops and field days for forage producers in Jackson, Jones, Clinton, Cedar, Scott and Muscatine counties. However, forage producers from other counties are also welcome to participate. For more information contact Kevin Brown at brownfarm10@gmail.com or 563-872-4475.

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The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.

Contact:
Denise Schwab, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist, 319-472-4739, dschwab@iastate.edu

 

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