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Market outlook on ag show’s agenda

Speaker to offer insights for price sustainability

November 20, 2011
Messenger News

Can the current high-flying commodity market continue for the long term?

That question will be addressed at 9 a.m., on Dec. 1 by David Kruse, president of CommStock Investments, in Royal.

Kruse is one of five speakers set to make presentations during the 2011 Ag Show, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, to be held at the Career Education Building on the Iowa Central Community College campus.

To celebrate its 10th annual ag show, Farm News is giving away a four-day, three-night trip for two to Las Vegas. Travel dates are Feb. 12 to 15 or March 4 to 7, 2012, subject to availability.

Kruse, back for his third consecutive year at the ag show, will offer an overview of the market with his message, "The Agricultural Eagle: In the flock of turkeys can the ag sector keep flying high?"

Kruse writes a weekly column for Farm News.

Fact Box

What: 2011 Ag Show.

When: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Where: Career Education Building on the Iowa Central Community College campus in Fort Dodge.

Cost: No admission fee.

Other speakers during the two-day event include:

Nov. 30:

Adam Wirth, POET?regional biomass coordinator, speaking at 9:30 a.m., on "Beyond the Kerner: Stover Strategies for Biofuel Production -?What We've Learned."

Dr. Harold Prior, executive director of the Iowa Wind Energy Association, at 1 p.m., on Nov. 30. He'll discuss the small wind turbine market and tips for prospective owners.

S. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University agricultural meteorologist, at 3 p.m. He'll discuss the risks producers will face before, during and after getting new seed into the soil next spring.

Dec. 1:

Karen Schwaller, Farm News humorist and farm wife, at 11 a.m. to noon, on Dec. 1.

In the same vein as her columns in Farm News, Schwaller will offer humorous takes on farm life in general.

Schwaller is also compiling her columns into a book.

Dr. Kendall Lamkey, chairman of the ISU agronomy department, at 1 p.m.

He'll speak on "Prospects and challenges to raising a 300-bushel corn crop."



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