Crops Bulletin
January 7, 2013
       Issue 1         


Prepared by

Paul Kassel

Extension Field Agronomist



Serving Clay, Buena Vista, Dickinson, Emmet, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Sac and Winnebago Counties



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The Crop Advantage Series (CAS) meetings are currently being held across Iowa. These meetings provide an excellent educational update for farmers and agri-businesses. Iowa State University Extension sponsors these meetings to provide the latest crop production information.


Cost is $35.00 for pre-registered seven days prior or $45.00 at the door or after the preregistration date.   Private pesticide applicator recertification is an additional $20.00.  Persons need to attend the entire CAS session to receive the private recertification.


Certified Crop Advisor credits are $25.00 additional.  Commercial pesticide applicator recertification is not offered at any of these locations. 


Go to the CAS website  for general information and on-line registration.


The registration form - - is available here. It can be printed and mailed in for persons who do not to register on-line.


The area meetings are:

Prepared by Paul Kassel, Extension Field Agronomist

Phone: (712) 262-2264, Email: