Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to hold drought meeting

Beth Doran
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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The 2022 Moving Forward After Drought series, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 20, 24 and 25 based on specific location. 

The Jan. 20 meeting will be held at Iowa Lakes Community College Farm, 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, with registration due by Jan. 14 by calling 712-852-2865; the Jan. 24 meeting will be held at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3388, 314 S. First St., Esthersville, with registration due by Jan. 21 by calling 712-362-3434; and the Jan. 25 meeting will be held at the Community Building, 302 Main St., Royal, with registration due by Jan. 21 by calling 712-262-2264. 

The programs are free and open to all cow-calf producers, although preregistration is required to assure adequate space and materials for attendees. Individuals need only attend one meeting, as the same topics will be covered at all three, according to ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist Beth Doran.  

At the programs, Gentry Sorenson, crop specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead a discussion on repairing pastures and establishing cover crops; ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist Beth Doran will provide a cow-calf outlook and benchmarking update, two topics key to financial stability or growth for producers; and the local Farm Service Agency director for each county will provide current information related to financial assistance available for cow-calf producers.