Saturday, March 16, 2013

DAAHA Sponsors Speaker for National Agriculture Week

When:  Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7:00 a.m.
Where: DeKalb County Farm Bureau
Cost: $10.00 per person for the Speaker Breakfast. Reservations required

John Fietsam of Monsanto will present "Drought Busting Genetics - How Breeding Innovations Helped Save the 2012 Corn Crop".

It is widely accepted that the yield reduction in the 2012 drought was not as severe as many expected it to be. It was also not as great as it would have been 15 years ago. The presentation will describe some of the recent innovations that helped make this possible.

Reservations are required for the program and are due by March 18th. Contact the DeKalb County Farm Bureau at 815-756-6361. Cost is $10.00 per person.