Farm Show Schedule


3:00 pm Expo Hall Opens – Plus door prize give-away every 30 minutes

4:00 pm  Breeders and Brokers  – Hayloft Stage

Presented by Joel Edge and Deb Klopfenstein, Sales Specialists, Purina Animal Nutrition

  • How can we assist your Seed Stock Operation?
  • Honor Show Chow Feeds and High-Octane Supplements
  • Utilizing your available forages
  • Protein and Mineral programs

5:00- 7:00 Iowa Corn Reception – Open to ALL!   Live Music from The Marshall County Hangmen Hayloft Stage

7:00 pm Expo Hall Closes



8:00 am – Farm Show Expo Opens!  Free Beef Lunch to the first 650 in the door Saturday!

8:00 am – Free Coffee courtesy Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network – Hayloft Stage

9:00-9:10am – Welcome and Opening Comments Theater

9:00- 9:45am – Tory Topping – “Dogs on the Farm” – Hayloft Stage

9:10-10:00am – General Session 1: – Theater
Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University –  “Genetic Selection for Feed Efficiency: The Right Way”

10:00 -10:30am  – Belzer Equipment presents: “Forage & Feeding” – Hayloft Stage

10:05-10:55am – General Session 2: Theater
Burke Teichert – “Farm and Ranch Financial Management”

10:45 -11:15 am – Congressman Loebsack – “The latest on Rural Broadband & the Farm Bill”- Hayloft Stage

11:00-11:50am – General Session 3: Theater
Ron McDaniel, Merck Animal Health – “Entertainment: Cowboy Poetry”

11:30- 12:00am – “Succession Planning & Estate Transitioning”  Principle Financial – Hayloft Stage

12:00-1:10pm – Lunch with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig   LOBBY 

(everyone invited to attend – free lunch is for those with a ticket.   No ticket?  You may also purchase a lunch)

12:30- 1:00pm – “Beef!  Its what’s for breakfast, lunch & dinner”.   Fareway Stores- WIN Free Beef – Hayloft Stage

1:00pm-3:00pm – General Session 3: Theater
Dr. Tom Noffsinger – Low-Stress Animal Handling Techniques

1:15-1:45pm – Financial Partners – Hayloft Stage

2:00-2:45pm – Tory Topping – “Dogs on the Farm” – Hayloft Stage

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 1: Conf Room 1
Dr. Katy Lippolis, Iowa State Univ. Cow-Calf Specialist – Meeting Cattle Requirements with Forage Resources (JDOW Room)

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 2:  Conf Room 2
Producer Speaker, Nathan Manternach – Cover Crops and Annual Forages in a Grazing System

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 3: Conf Room 3
Jeff Matthias, NRCS State Grassland Specialist – Water Systems and EQIP Opportunities for Cattle Producers

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 4: Conf Room 4
Mike Downey, Next Generation Ag Advocates – Farm Transitioning


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