Tickets are $10 and available at Letterwerks Sign City, Red Roxy Quilt Shop, KVIK Radio Station, Barney's Bar & Grill or bay calling Committee member Barb Barth at 735-5555.
Lenders who serve agricultural clients - especially those who work with dairymen across the Upper Midwest - are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy, plus include a focus on exports and trade issues.
"The agenda this year features well-known presenters who are leading the national discussion in their topic area," said Fred Hall and Larry Tranel, dairy field specialists with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. "Understanding the current market trends and risks is a necessary part of farm management assistance. Lenders and consultants working with dairymen have the additional necessity of understanding a complex system of milk marketing, labor inputs and federal policy implications."
The list of nationally recognized presenters includes:
10 a.m. - Mike North - President, Commodity Risk Management Group (CRMG), Platteville; presenting on marketing opportunities from a global view.
11 a.m. - Dr. Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economist, Iowa State University; presenting on issues of importance in exporting to China.
12 noon - Break
1 p.m. - Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison; presenting a dairy market update.
2 p.m. - Dr. Chad Hart, Professor of Economics, Crop Market Specialist and Extension Economist, Iowa State University; presenting a commodity market update.
"These seminars have proven valuable to lenders and financial advisors across the Upper Midwest as a local source for current information which they can use as they help producers manage risk," Hall said.
The registration fee has been reduced to $50 per person.
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/4Hregion1/2020-lenders-seminar. Or, if you prefer to register by mail, send a check, name and email address to the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Sioux County (400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041) or Dubuque County (14858 West Ridge Lane, Dubuque, IA 52008). A confirmation email with the seminar link will be sent to you.
For more information, contact Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496, firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred M. Hall at 712-737-4230, email@example.com.
The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center will host the Driftless Birding Fest (DBF) Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14. The Driftless Birding Fest will include speakers, exhibits, and guided and self-guided field trips to area birding hotspots. The self-guided field trips will include the Brownsville, Minn. overlook, Stoddard, Wisc. overlook, New Albin’s Army Road, Red Oak Road near Harpers Ferry and the Ferryville, Wis. overlook.
On November 13 from 6 to 8 p. m. “Raptors of Iowa” will be presented at the Drifltess Area Education and Visitors Center. Following the presentation there will be an owl prowl to find and hear owls on the bluffs surrounding the nature center.
A guided field trip will leave the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center at 6 a. m. on Nov. 14 to travel to the Brownsville Shady Maple Overlook; return time is 11 a. m. Binoculars, spotting scopes and bird ID will be provided during the trip. Transportation to the overlook will not be provided in order to practice social distancing. We ask that groups or families follow the guide in their personal vehicle.
A presentation on the “Shorebirds of Iowa” will be held at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center at 1:30 p. m.
Self-guided field trips are available any time during the weekend. At the Brownsville Overlook, the United States Fish and Wildlife staff members will be available from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. to answer questions and help visitors. From 9 a. m. to 11 a. m. there will be area birders at the Ferryville Riverview Park answering questions and helping visitors. Maps and directions to each site will be available from 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. Monday to Friday the week prior to the Driftless Birding Festival at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center. Maps will also be available November 14 at the Center from noon to 4 p. m.
The presentations at the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center and the guided field trip will be conducted by Kelly McKay from BioEco Research and Monitoring Center. He will be assisted by Mark Roberts from the Clinton County Conservation Board and Brian Ritter from Nahant Marsh Education Center. Funding for the speakers has been provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection –Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).
The Driftless Birding Festival is free of charge. Preregistration is suggested, and available at 563.538.0403.
The Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center is located at 1944 Columbus Road in Lansing. It is operated by the Allamakee County Conservation Board. For more information on this program or any program please contact the center at (563)-538-0403 or by following the Allamakee County Conservation on Facebook.
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The Summit will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and is open to all Iowa high school students. At the Iowa High School Tech Summit, students will explore various technology careers and companies across Iowa.
A panel of young IT professionals will give engaging and insightful presentations that reflect on their college internship
experiences and career paths to inspire the next generation of Iowa's tech workforce. The Summit will also allow students to connect and interact with an Iowa university/college representative and an Iowa employer of their choice. Students will tune in to the school/company's short presentations and be able to ask questions directly to a staff member.
The Summit is open and free to any Iowa high school student. Registration is open at
“TAI is excited to make the Iowa High School Tech Summit virtual and available to each and every Iowa student. We want Iowa students to see themselves as creators of technology, not just consumers of it. We look forward to immersing students in the possibilities of careers in Iowa tech,” said Brian Waller, President of TAI.
For more information, please contact Brian Waller, President, Technology Association of Iowa at (515) 218-2077 or at
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is the statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa's technology
community. TAI advances Iowa's reputation as a technology state and supports the industry by connecting leaders, driving public policy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and developing talent. Learn more at www.technologyiowa.org .