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Registration open for ISU Extenison meetings on drought

SAC CITY, POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Pocahontas and Sac counties will hold meetings to discuss the effects of the current drought on crops and livestock.

Speakers and topics are:

• Paul Kassel, Extension field agronomist — crop moisture use, the US Drought Monitor, crop staging, yield prospects.

• Beth Doran, Extension beef specialist — livestock topics, corn silage questions, forage alternatives.

• Gary Wright, Extension Farm Management specialist — farm program and crop insurance topics.

• Paul Berte, Pocahontas County Farm Service Agency executive director — Farm Program topics that are drought related.

The Sac County meeting will be held on Aug. 6 in the Sac County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 416 Park Ave., Sac City. Registration and refreshments will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12 p.m.

The Pocahontas County meeting will be held on Aug. 6 at the Pocahontas Expo Center located at 310 N.E. First St., Pocahontas.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 1 p.m. The meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.

There is no cost to attend.

People who are planning to attend should pre-register by Aug. 5. Please call the Sac County Extension office at 712-662-7131 or Pocahontas County Extension office at 712-335-3103.

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