In the past two days Glen Howell and myself have driven 600 miles in a blizzard! As we left Des Moines heading into the storm on our way to Grand Island we encountered blowing snow which gradually subsided by the time we got there. The next day we struck out toward Des Moines and on to Marshalltown. I repeat of the day before, as we eventually caught back up to the storm!
Our first meeting in Grand Island was with Servi-Tech, Inc. They specialize in crop consulting, and lab testing. What a great company and a great group of professionals. I was impressed with the management team at Servi-Tech and their commitment o educating their representatives. We presented information to their agronomists on the importance of lime and calcium on soils. Thanks for the invitation and the hospitality!
Today we will be at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference, in Marshalltown, IA. This two day event is full of interesting speakers, round-tables, and a tradeshow. Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) is a non-profit, educational organization that began in 1985 and now has over 700 members (we are one) in Iowa and neighboring states. Their mission is to research, develop and promote profitable, ecologically sound and community-enhancing approaches to agriculture.
We took our time and made into Marshalltown just before sundown last night. We hope to visit with you at the PFI conference, dress warmly and drive slowly!