Area farmers will get a look at the face of 21st Century agriculture at Cherokee County's 2002 Ag Show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center.
The featured speaker for this year's show is Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Dr. S. Elwynn Taylor. At 11 a.m., Taylor will be talking about the effect of weather on the production and marketing risks in agriculture.
Taylor served as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Alabama before moving to Iowa in 1979. He was educated in botany at Utah State University and completed his doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 1970.
His academic publications include more than 200 articles concerning research in plant and pest response to weather conditions. He has also done radio broadcasts of crop-weather conditions on a regular basis.
At 1:30 p.m., representatives from Little Sioux Corn Processors and Pioneer Hybred will be giving updates of their respective businesses and industries.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., and is sponsored by Cherokee State Bank, Central Trust, Valley Bank, American National Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, Farmers State, Heritage Bank, North Star Community Credit Union, First Trust and Savings Bank, Cherokee County Cattlemen's Association, Cherokee County Pork Producers and Hy-Vee Food Store.
Agriculture and other service vendors and businesses will be present in the showroom, giving the public a look at what they have to offer the agricultural community.
As of this week, vendors and other businesses appearing at the 2002 Ag Show will include: American National Bank, Bargloff and Company, Bomgaars, Cedar Chemical, Central Bank, Cherokee County Environmental Health, Cherokee County Cattlemen, Cherokee County Extension Service, Cherokee County Farm Bureau, Cherokee County Pork Producers, the Cherokee Daily Times, Cherokee State Bank, Cropmate Company, C-S Agrow Service, Farm Credit Services, Farm Works, Farmers State Bank, First Trust and Savings Bank, Golden Harvest Seed, Gustafson Realty, Heritage Bank, Holzhauer Motors, Hy-Vee Food Store, Jessee Farm Equipment, KCHE, KICD, Letsche's Bike Shop and Radio Shack, Little Sioux Corn Processors, McGuire Auction Company, Northstar Credit Union, Northwest Realty, Novartis Seeds Dealer, Phipps Crop Insurance, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Quad County Corn Processors, Rasmussen Ford, Rod's Fertilizer and Sales, Sands of Iowa, Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital, Sleezer Fertility Center, the Cherokee Chronicle, Valley Bank and Trust, Verizon Wireless, Vern Anderson and Western Iowa Tech.
For more information about booth spaces or the ag show, call the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 712-225-6414.
The annual ag show is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee, the Cherokee Daily Times, KCHE, and the Cherokee Chronicle.