The Farm Lab of Iowa Lakes Community College will host its annual Farm Expo on Thursday, Sept. 19. As in the past, the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Association will partner with the college for their Field Day.
The newest venture at the Farm Lab will be the featured event of this year's gathering. A new Swine Training Center was constructed over the past few months. The step was taken following consultation with experts in the industry as to the newest trends in swine facilities.
All area residents, as well as past Ag program alumni of Iowa Lakes, are invited to tour the new Swine Training Center from 3-4:15 p.m. and then join in the Ribbon Cutting for the new facility at 4:15 p.m. Tours of the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Growers Association plot as well as the Iowa Lakes Farm Lab will take place from 3-7 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m.
Dinner will be held following the Ribbon Cutting on the Swine Training Center. During that time, agricultural partners with Iowa Lakes will be recognized.
The emphasis of the Palo Alto Corn and Soybean Association Field Day is on technology with a focus on the future. Attendees may tour the field throughout the entire event (from 3-7 p.m.) Companies with field varieties in the plot include Wyffels, Wensman, Stine, SOI, Pioneer, NK, LG, Latham, Garst, DeKalb, Croplan, Channel, Asgrow and Agrigold.
The event is made possible by sponsors which include: Ag Partners, LLC; Avera Holy Family Hospital; BASF; Chad Anderson Pioneer; Dan's Repair; Deitering Bros. Inc.; Farm Credit Services; Fast Sprayer Distributors; Holiday Express Corp.; J.B. Mertz & Son Inc.; Kerber Companies; KICD FM/ CD 107.7/ LITE 104.9 FM; KILR Radio; KOFAB; KUOO, Y100 and Q102. Also sponsoring the event are Local Asgrow and DeKalb Dealers; MaxYield Cooperative; New Modern Concepts; Northwest Bank; North Star Bank; POET; ProCooperative; Spencer Agronomy Services Inc.; Spencer International; StateLine Cooperative; Tom Eischen Seed; Whittemore Truck and Trailer; Wild Rose Casino & Resort; and Woodford Equipment.
The Farm Expo will be held rain or shine. The College Farm Laboratory is located five miles west of Emmetsburg on U.S. Highway 18. For more information, contact Iowa Lakes at 712-852-3554 or visit www.iowalakes.edu.