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IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

CENTRAL IOWA

BOONE . STORY . MARSHALL . DALLAS . POLK . JASPER . MADISON . WARREN . MARION

Evaluating Your Estate Plan Workshop in Newton on June 18 Talking about estate planning is difficult and implementing an estate plan can be even harder. Questions often include: Who needs to be involved? What information do I need to gather? When is it the right time to start? Where do I start? How do I decide what to do? The Evaluating Your Estate Plan program can help in the planning process. The Evaluating Your Estate Plan workshop will be held June 18 at the Iowa State University Jasper County Extension and Outreach Office at 600 N. 2nd Avenue W, Newton with registration starting at 9 a.m. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will answer es-

tate planning questions and helps prepare participants to work with their estate planning team. The presenters for the program include Kelvin Leibold and Melissa O’Rourke, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm and business management specialists. O’Rourke is an attorney experienced in agricultural law and estate planning. Leibold joined ISU Extension in 1987 and has vast experience in working with agricultural clients in farm and business planning. The one-day workshop will cover the language of estate planning, gift, estate and in-

heritance taxes, calculating retirement costs, and many other areas vital to creating a good estate plan. The workshops help those who are confused about building a plan for transferring farm assets or unsure what options are best for their farm operation and family. Advance registration is re quired as space is limited. The Evaluating Your Estate Plan workshop costs $50 per person and includes workshop materials and lunch. To register, call the Jasper County Extension and Outreach office at (641) 792-6433 for more information, or visit the Ag Decision Maker website.

Crawford Hillsiders Roadside Clean-up

Pictured are Jonnie and Nick Benshoof, Cole Lauterbach and Tyson Rothamel with a load of trash that they and several members of the Crawford Hillsiders 4-H club cleaned up on Sunday, May 11. The 4-H’ers along with several parents spent their Sunday afternoon during their 4-H meeting doing some spring roadside cleanup for the stretch of Highway that the Madison County Farm Bureau sponsors for the Adopt-A-Highway project. PHOTO COURTESY OF MADISON COUNTY.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton Boone

Guthrie

Cake batter: 2-1/4 c. flour 1-1/2 c. sugar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt

Hardin

Jones Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

Linn

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Floyd

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) 1-1/2 c. water 1/2 c. vegetable oil 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Peanut butter batter: 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Clarke

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

319-480-5555

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431 319-835-5126

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Kevin Miller

? to 4 p.m.

Madison

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

1-402-669-5126


IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

EAST IOWA

TAMA . BENTON . LINN . JONES . JACKSON . POWESHIEK . IOWA . JOHNSON . CEDAR . CLINTON . SCOTT

Iowa Certified Grazier Program scheduled for Maquoketa SUBMITTED BY CEDAR, CLINTON, JACKSON, JONES, SCOTT AND TAMA Experienced Iowa graziers and others looking to upgrade their forage management programs should join the Certified Grazier program. This is the third year Certified Grazier classes will be held in Iowa. Past participants in the Greenhorn Grazing series, or other in-depth grazing programs, will benefit from this “next level” programming. The program will include both classroom and in the field sessions. Informational sessions discuss different management strategies and how to apply them to participants’ land. Personalized sessions provide in-depth information on specific topics that can be incorporated into producers’ grazing plans. Networking gives participants the

chance to discuss different strategies with producers and to develop a plan tailored to their resources and goals. Practical experience allows producers to see actual onfarm results of the management techniques. Mentoring works to build relationships between participants and experienced graziers as well as university and industry personnel to develop productive, cost-effective grazing systems. In 2014, special features of the program include participation in a workshop led by grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. The eastern Iowa site for 2014 Certified Grazier program will be in Maquoketa, on June 12, July 8, Aug. 21 (Gerrish series), Sept. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 9. The Gerrish series will be held on Aug. 21 in Amana and Monticello areas. The

five base sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with part of the day scheduled in the classroom and part in the field. There is a $100 registration fee which includes a meal at each of the six sessions, participation in a Gerrish workshop, and a reference guide. Sponsors include Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Beef Center, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Dow Agro Science, Agri Labs, the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee, the Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information or to register contact Denise Schwab at 319472-4739, or email dschwab@ iastate.edu, or go to the iowabeefcenter.org website.

Applicants sought for ASA DuPont Young Leader program The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2015 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program. For more than 30 years, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program has identified and developed grower leaders that truly shape the future of agriculture. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader program has shaped not only the soybean industry but all of agriculture,” said Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser, ASA President. “The program provides industry leading training in an environment that fosters collaboration between farmers throughout the U.S. Participants not only gain ‘real-world’ experience but build lifetime friendships. When the program started more than 30 years ago, it was a game changer, recognizing the importance of both women and young people in agriculture. We’re grateful to DuPont for their continuing support of the program.” The ASA DuPont Young Leader program is a challenging and edu-

cational two-part training program. Phase I of the training will take place at the DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 18-21, 2014. The program continues Feb. 24-28, 2015 in Phoenix, Ariz., with training held in conjunction with the 20th annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. The ASA DuPont Young Leader program offers the opportunity for participants to strengthen their natural leadership skills, expand their agricultural knowledge and develop strong peer relationships with other soybean growers from across the country. Applications are being accepted online now! Interested applicants should click here for additional program information and to apply. ASA, its 26 state affiliates including the Grain Farmers of Ontario and DuPont will work together to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program. One couple or individual per state will be selected to participate.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton

Floyd

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Clarke

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Kevin Miller

319-480-5555

Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

319-835-5126

Linn

? to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

Madison

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

1-402-669-5126


IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

NORTH IOWA

MITCHELL . HOWARD . FLOYD . CHICKASAW . BUTLER . BREMER . GRUNDY . BLACK HAWK

Breakfast on the Farm SUBMITTED BY CHICKASAW, HOWARD Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the fifth annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar. Families will get to eat a wholesome breakfast and be able to tour the nationally-recognized Iowa Dairy Center. The kids will enjoy the chance to meet some calves, plus families can visit several educational exhibits, milk a cow and see the newly completed robotic milking units in action. Come and see how Iowa’s Dairy Center is growing. This year we will be serving up Dad’s Belgian Waffles and sausage along with dairy products produced and processed right here in Northeast Iowa. Donations are accepted. Iowa’s Dairy Center is located just south of Calmar at 1527 Hwy 150 South. This is a sponsored event organized by the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Northeast Iowa Community College and ISU Extension and Outreach. For more information contact Megan Kregel at 563-5349957, ext. 107 or kregelm@nicc.edu.

Tree planting tips from ISU Extension and Outreach SUBMITTED BY CHICKASAW, HOWARD here are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. Here are some tree planting tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists.

T

Balled and Burlapped trees

Dig a hole that is two to three times wider than the diameter of the tree’s rootball. The depth of the hole should be 2 to 3 inches less than the height of the rootball. Slope the sides of the hole so the top of the hole is several inches wider than the bottom. Grasping the tree’s rootball, carefully lower the tree into the hole. The top of the rootball should be 2 to 3 inches above the surrounding soil line. Make sure the trunk is straight. Then, begin backfilling with the original soil. Do not add compost, peat or other organic materials to the soil.

Gently firm the backfill soil in the hole with your hands. When the planting hole is halffull, cut and remove the twine. Also, cut away and remove the burlap on the top one-third to one-half of the rootball. If the rootball is in a wire basket, remove the top one-third to one-half of the basket. Completely fill the remainder of the hole with soil. Place soil up to the top of the rootball and gradually slope it down to the surrounding soil line. Once planted, thoroughly water the tree.

Container grown trees

When planting a container-grown tree, dig a hole that is two to three times wider than the diameter of the container. The depth of the hole should be 2 to 3 inches less than the height of the

soil ball. Slope the sides of the hole so the top is several inches wider than the bottom. In poorly drained soils, the depth of the hole should be approximately two-thirds of the height of the soil ball. Once the hole has been prepared, carefully lay the tree on its side. Tap the sides of the container to loosen the soil ball from the container, and slide the tree out of its container. All containers should be removed, even purportedly plantable containers. If the sides of the soil ball are a mass of roots, carefully shave off the outer one-half to 1 inch of the soil ball with a sharp spade or saw. Place the tree in the hole. The top of the soil ball should be 2 to 3 inches above the surrounding soil. In poorly drained sites, the top

one-third of the soil ball should stick above the surrounding soil. Gradually fill the hole with soil. With each new addition of soil, firm it in place with your hands. Place soil to the top of the soil ball and gradually slope it down to the surrounding soil. Once planted, water thoroughly. If the soil around the tree roots falls away when you pull it out of the container, it was probably a bare-root tree containerized this spring. Build a cone-shaped mound of soil in the center of the hole. Place the tree on top of the mound. The trunk flare should be even with the surrounding soil surface. Spread the roots evenly over the mound. Then begin backfilling with the original soil. As you backfill, firm the soil in the hole with your hands. Place soil to the trunk flare. Finally, water the tree thoroughly. For more answers to your garden questions, contact your county ISU Extension and Outreach office.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton Boone Clarke

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Hardin

Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Guthrie

Peach Bourbon Scallops

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Floyd

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Location of County Contest

Jones

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Kevin Miller

319-480-5555

Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

319-835-5126

Linn

? to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

Madison

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

1-402-669-5126


IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

KOSSUTH . WINNEBAGO . WORTH . HANCOCK . CERRO GORDO . HUMBOLDT . WRIGHT . FRANKLIN . WEBSTER . HAMILTON . HARDIN

Iowa Farm Bureau’s Economic Summit scheduled SUBMITTED BY CERRO GORDO, WEBSTER Managing today’s economic uncertainties continue to be a challenge for Iowa’s livestock and grain farmers. Big data, drones and other fast-evolving technological advances are just around the corner, how will they impact your farming operation? New federal government farm programs and changing land values continue to be topics of discussion – what does it mean for you? Will China’s rapid economic growth affect exports of agriculture products from the U.S.? Are you prepared? These are just some of the questions that will be

explored at Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2014 Economic Summit. This two-day event, moderated by Market-to-Market’s Mike Pearson, is packed with leading national experts – like David Oppedahl, economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Kevin Price, Kansas State University’s national expert on drone use in agriculture; Mary Kay Thatcher, farm policy expert with the American Farm Bureau Federation; U.S. Secretary of Ag, Tom Vilsack and Will Zhang, an Iowa-based expert on China- just to name a few. Get an in-depth look at a new set of drivers that are emerging

and their potential to affect agriculture in Iowa and around the world. You’ll also learn about the long-term outlook for fertilizer, weather, crops and livestock and hear about opportunities in livestock production that have the potential to become key drivers in ag profitability. Reduce your risk. Join us on July 21 and 22 at the Scheman Center on the Iowa State University campus. Pre-registration is $50 for Farm Bureau members and $150 for non-members. For more information or to register, please visit the Iowa Farm Bureau website.

Second annual Iowa Women’s Landowner Conference slated SUBMITTED BY HARDIN Women farmland owners have the potential to transform Iowa’s landscape and farm communities in significant and positive ways, given that women own or co-own nearly half of Iowa’s farmland. Women, Land and Legacy  has partnered with Iowa Land Sales & Farm Management to provide information to women who want to learn more about how to care for and pass on the land. The second annual conference will be held on Thursday, June 19, at the Michael J. Mannatt Community Center in Brooklyn. The $30 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and door prizes. Registration through June 9 is $30 and after June 9 is $40. To register online, visit www.io-

walandsales.com, or by phone: call (641) 623-5263 and ask for Whitney with Iowa Land Sales and request registration materials. Visit the website for more information including the day’s schedule and full speaker bios.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Contact person for county contest

Contact persons phone number

Adair

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

Clarke

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Floyd

7/19/2014

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

Linn

319-480-5555

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431 319-835-5126

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Kevin Miller

? to 4 p.m.

Madison

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

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IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

NORTH EAST IOWA

WINNESHIEK . ALLAMAKEE . FAYETTE . CLAYTON . BUCHANAN . DELAWARE . DUBUQUE

USDA announces support for renewable biomass energy SUBMITTED BY CLAYTON, FAYETTE Biomass producers and energy facilities soon can apply for qualification in renewed biomass crop assistance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and will resume this summer. The Farm Bill authorizes $25 million annually for BCAP, requiring between 10 and 50 percent of the total funding to be used for harvest and transportation of biomass residues. Traditional food and feed crops are ineligible for assistance. The 2014 Farm Bill also enacted several modifications for BCAP, including higher incentives for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, and narrower biomass qualifications for matching

payments, among other changes. “This initiative helps farmers and ranchers manage the financial risk of growing and harvesting energy biomass at commercial scale,” said Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia. “Investing in agricultural and forestry producers who cultivate energy biomass and supporting next-generation biofuels facilities make America more energy independent, help combat climate change and create jobs in rural America.” BCAP employs three types of biomass assistance. For growing new biomass, BCAP provides financial assistance with 50 percent of the cost of establishing a perennial crop. To maintain the crop as it matures until harvest, BCAP provides an annual payment for up to five years for herbaceous crops, or up to 15 years for woody crops. To collect existing agriculture or forest residues that are not economically retrievable, BCAP provides matching payments for mitigating the cost of harvesting and transporting

Staying on top of manure

the materials to the end-use facility. “For forest residues, this year’s matching payments are targeted for energy generation while reducing fire, insect and disease threats on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands,” said Garcia. “Agriculture residues for energy are also eligible for matching payments.” “The potential to achieve transformational progress on biomass energy in rural America and generate tremendous economic opportunities is very promising,” added Garcia. “Energy crops occupy the space between production and conservation, providing opportunities for marginal land, crop diversity and more energy feedstock choices.” The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), which administers BCAP, will coordinate BCAP enrollments. Information on funding availability will be published in an upcoming Federal Register notice. For more information on BCAP and other FSA programs, visit a local FSA office or go online to www.fsa.usda.gov.

SUBMITTED BY DUBUQUE, FAYETTE Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting meetings in Northeast Iowa in June. Iowa State University Extension Ag Engineer Dan Huyser will begin by explaining the Clean Water Act and how this relates to the current manure regulations. The meetings will then give livestock producers the opportunity to have the Environmental Specialists from the Iowa DNR field offices in Mason City or Manchester explain the new EPA-DNR agreement made last fall. The Environmental Specialists will explain the purpose of the new farm

inspections, which farms are most likely to be inspected, and the inspection process. They will also answer any questions. NRCS will also be present to explain the EQIP program and the areas that a producer can use this program to improve their nutrient management as well as answer any questions. The meetings will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the following locations: June 16 – FarmTek classroom in the main office at Dyersville; and June 17 – Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Center at Calmar. Contact Extension Ag Engineer Dan Huyser at 515-298-1731 if you have any questions.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Contact person for county contest

Contact persons phone number

Adair

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

Clarke

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Floyd

7/19/2014

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

Linn

319-480-5555

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431 319-835-5126

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Kevin Miller

? to 4 p.m.

Madison

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

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IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

NORTH WEST IOWA

LYON . OSCEOLA . DICKINSON . EMMET . SIOUX . O’BRIEN . CLAY . PALO ALTO . PLYMOUTH . CHEROKEE BUENA VISTA . POCAHONTAS . WOODBURY . IDA . SAC . CALHOUN . MONONA . CRAWFORD . CARROLL . GREENE

Ventilation workshops planned SUBMITTED BY OBRIEN, SIOUX Join Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Cherokee for two demonstration workshops featuring the mobile swine ventilation trailer. Two workshops in a three-part program series, “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System,” are scheduled for June 16 and 17 at the ISU Research Farm near Calumet. The Vent 101 workshop is June 16 and features ventilation basics. The Vent 201 workshop is June 17 taking the demonstration workshop to the next level providing analysis of producer’s current ventilation systems. Both days start with registration at 9 a.m. The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each workshop costs $50 per person. Lunch is included in the cost. “The demonstrations are con-

ducted using an enclosed mobile ventilation trailer equipped with variable speed fans, inlets, a curtain, controllers and monitoring tools, and more,” states Dave Stender, ISU Extension and Outreach swine field specialist. “The demonstrations include the basics of ventilation systems, effective temperature requirements, troubleshooting tools, techniques and other ventilation issues. At the Vent 201 workshop on June 17, participants should bring their notebook from the day before and information to help us analyze their current ventilation system. We will need fan sizes, stages and model numbers from the fans. ” Funds for the mobile ventilation facility are provided by Smithfield and administered through the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State

University. The ventilation trailer is a multi-state project with funding from Pork Checkoff and development by the land-grant universities of Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota State. Call today to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Register by June 13 by calling 712-225-6196 or fax the registration form to 712-2253173. Go to www.extension.iastate. edu/cherokee for registration brochure. Or drop off your registration at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee located at 209 Centennial Drive, Suite A. www.extension.iastate.edu/ cherokee

Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System June 16 &17

Workshops to feature new feedlot software SUBMITTED BY LYON, PLYMOUTH, SIOUX Cattle producers and agri-business staff are invited to a workshop featuring the brand new version of the Feedlot Monitoring Program (FMP) software. The workshops will be June 10 at the Sioux County Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach office in Orange City. Instructors will be Garland Dahlke, computer specialist for the Iowa Beef Center, and Dan Loy, director of the Iowa Beef Center. The morning session – 9 a.m. to noon – is for participants having limited-to-no experience with the FMP. The afternoon session – 1-4 p.m. – is focused toward participants that have moderate-to-extensive experience with a previous version of the FMP. “The new program allows individual animal monitoring and projections, which are major changes from older FMP software,” said

Beth Doran, ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist. Other new features include the tracking of drug inventories and treatment protocols and the incorporation of environmental records to help an operation meet current reporting requirements. All participants will use an ISU computer, but may bring their own computer if they wish to purchase and install the new version and transfer their existing data files into the new version. However, participants in either workshop are not required to buy the software in order to attend. Cost to attend either session will be $10 per person. To register, please contact the Sioux County extension Office at 712-737-4230 or email doranb@iastate.edu as soon as possible. Reservations will be taken as received and will be limited to a maximum of 15 operations per session.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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?

?

?

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

?

3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

?

5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Pork Ribs Only

?

Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton

Floyd

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Clarke

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Kevin Miller

319-480-5555

Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

319-835-5126

Linn

? to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

Madison

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

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IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

SOUTH EAST IOWA

MAHASKA . KEOKUK . WASHINGTON . LOUISA . MUSCATINE . MONROE . WAPELLO . JEFFERSON . HENRY . DES MOINES . APPANOOSE . DAVIS . VAN BUREN . LEE

ICA’s Tama bull and heifer sale tops the season Heifers hit record average sales for fifth year in a row

SUBMITTED BY APPANOOSE, DAVIS t the final sale of the season for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Bull Evaluation Program, the average price of 76 bulls sold was $3,413. That was the highest average of the three sales ICA holds during the spring; and it was the second highest historically. The highest sale average of $3,420 in the 29-year-old program came at the 2012 Tama sale. That average was just slightly higher than this year’s $3,412. The price of open heifers at the 2014 Tama sale was the highest average ever, and is part of a 5-year-run of records. The 70 heifers averaged $1,868, topping the previous record in 2013 of $1,639. The increasing average price in heifers indicates a strong interest by Iowa cattle producers to grow

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their herds. The program for ICA’s performance evaluated heifers was established in 1999, and heifers are sold only during the Tama Livestock auction. “There are several reasons why the ICA evaluation program creates successful sales,” says Kellie Carolan, ICA’s seedstock manager. “First, our consignors are putting good cattle in a program with 29 years of history. Second, the buyers are looking for the types of bulls and heifers that will help us grow the cow-calf segment, and the stock sold at the Tama sale will definitely improve the commercial herd.” The Tama sale included Simmental, Angus, Simmental Composite, Charolais and Red Angus bulls which had been assessed through the bull evaluation program (BEP), and met the criteria established by ICA members on the Performance Evaluation Committee. The top seller for the Tama saleand also for 2014-was a Simmen-

tal bull, a son of ‘Fitz Escalade,’ which sold for $6,400. Lot 291 owned by Larry Hindman of Radcliffe was sold to Julian Canaday of Bloomfield, Neb. The top-selling Angus bull sold for $5,750. Lot 257 was consigned by Is and Kristin Noelck of Hampton. The son of ‘Waa Upshot’ was purchased by Tim Steffensmeier, Ft. Madison. Of the Simmental Composites, Lot 307, a son of ‘Lagrand Upward 1147’ was the top-seller at $5,500. This bull from Nathan Kaehler of Eyota, Minn., also went home with Steffensmeier of Ft. Madison. Of the Charolais bulls, Lot 276, owned by Larry Wakefield of New Richland, Minn., was the top seller. He is the son of ‘RC Distance 3154 Pld’ and was purchased for $4,000 by Vick Bassett of Boone for his 2014 bull battery. The top-selling Red Angus bull was consigned by Dan Wakefield of New Richland, Minn. Lot 280, the son of ‘LJC Mission Statement P27’ will be a new herd

sire at Darrell and Edwin Sents of Wellsburg. The bull sold for $3,100. “These bulls represented the top cut of our Tama test bulls based on growth, carcass traits, yearling weights, disposition and scrotal circumference,” says Carolan. The bulls carried some of the breed’s best pedigrees for calving ease, performance and carcass merit and their test data showed it with 4.2 pounds per day of gain on-test.” The following is a breakdown of the number of bulls by breed or type and the sale average for that category. # Head Avg. $ Angus 51 $3,667 Simmental 16 $2,884 Sim Composite 5 $2,800 Charolais 2 $3,300 Red Angus 2 $2,850 Total 76 $3,414 The top-selling heifer at the Tama sale was Lot 402. This Angus heifer was consigned by Mike Kaefring, Tipton, and sold for $3,300 to repeat buyer, Gary Kel-

logg of Colo. The top-selling Charolais heifers were the multiple Lots 447, 448, 449 and 500, which were owned by LeRoy Lines of Olathe, Kan. The heifers sold for $3,000 each to Gregg and Kathy Mobley of Albia. To see the caliber of cattle sold at the Tama sale and the other two 2014 auctions, look at the catalogs and videos of these lots at www. iacattlemen.org, under the ICA Programs tab. The ICA Bull Evaluation Program has been in place since 1985. The goal of the program is to provide bulls that meet the program’s two basic objectives: 1) evaluate high-quality bulls in a common environment to benefit seedstock producers and; 2) identify and merchandise a select group of bulls, which excel in traits that have a high economic value. For more information about the ICA Bull Evaluation Program, contact Kellie Carolan at the ICA office at 515-296-2266.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

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3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

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5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton

Floyd

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Clarke

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones

Pork Ribs Only

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Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

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Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Kevin Miller

319-480-5555

Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

319-835-5126

Linn

? to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

Madison

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

1-402-669-5126


IOWA FARM BUREAU SPOKESMAN

JUNE 4, 2014

SOUTH WEST IOWA

HARRISON . SHELBY . AUDUBON . GUTHRIE . ADAIR . CASS . WEST POTTAWATTAMIE . EAST POTTAWATTAMIE . MILLS . MONTGOMERY ADAMS . UNION . CLARKE . LUCAS . FREMONT . PAGE . TAYLOR . RINGGOLD . DECATUR . WAYNE

No-Till Field Day set for Greenhorn Grazing Series at McNay Farm June 17 SUBMITTED BY HARRISON, SHELBY, EAST POTTAWATTAMIE Plan now to attend the seventh annual Western Iowa No-till (WIN) Demonstration Field Day, scheduled for June 17 at the Carstens 1880 Farmstead south of Shelby. A wide variety of topics for producers interested in learning more about the practical application of no-till production practices and management of soil heath and fertility will be addressed. East Pottawattamie County Farm Bureau is a sponsor of this event. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with coffee and rolls available. Local agribusinesses will be on hand to visit with producers in the morning and showcase their services/equipment. The field day program begins at 9 a.m. with a weather and market outlook from Bryce Andersen with DTN, followed at 10 a.m. with rotating breakout sessions that will cover nitrogen rate calculation and the evo-

lution of cover crops in corn production. Lunchtime discussion on understanding soil biology and improving soil health will be followed with keynote speaker Barry Kusel will share his experiences using cover crops successfully in his row crop farm in Carroll County. Anyone with an interest in the practical application and impact of no-till production, whether looking for ideas to begin adopting no-till practices or a long-time no-till producer looking to improve production results, is encouraged to attend this field day. Nearly 200 ag producers/ ag professionals attended the 2013 event, learning about effective soil stewardship strategies. In addition to the educational sessions at the 2014 WIN Field Day, there will be plenty of time for farmers to visit informational displays, vendor exhibits and network with other producers. Four

hours of CCA Credits have been applied for, and will be available at no cost for Certified Crop Advisors needing additional continuing education units this year. There is no charge to attend this event, but pre-registration is requested by June 12 to ensure a lunch will be available. A free steak sandwich lunch with sides and dessert will be provided to all attendees, with steaks cooked by the Shelby County Cattlemen. Their steaks are always outstanding! Registration can be completed by e-mailing csgorham@ iastate.edu or by calling the Harrison County Extension Office at 888-6442105. The field day is brought to you by NRCS, ISU Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in Harrison, Pottawattamie, Cass and Shelby counties, along with many local supporting agribusinesses.

SUBMITTED BY DECATUR, LUCAS The popular “Greenhorn Grazing� program will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Southern Iowa Forage and Livestock Committee, south west of Chariton, Iowa at the Iowa State University McNay Research Farm. This program was funded by a Leopold Center grant, and developed by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff. This five part series is valuable for beginning graziers and producers looking to upgrade their pasture management. Others sponsors include Dow AgroScience and AgriLabs. The program will begin on June 18, followed by sessions on July 15, Aug. 18, Oct. 23 and Nov. 18. All sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,

with morning classroom discussions at the McNay meeting room, followed by a working lunch and some activities in the field at local farms. The exception will be the Aug. 18 meeting, featuring grazing consultant Jim Gerrish. The Gerrish workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McNay, followed by a pasture walk at the Jeff and Sandy Lutz farm near Powersville, Mo. Presenters at the other sessions will include experts in grazing systems, animal performance, fencing and watering systems, and weed management. A registration fee of $80 covers the entire class, a notebook of grazing resources, and lunches provided on site. For more information contact Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270 (sellers@ iastate.edu), or Brian Peterson at 641344-1026. Registrations can be mailed to the Lucas County Extension office, 48293 Hy-Vee Road, Chariton, IA 50049 and are due June 13.

FARM FAMILY FAVORITES Farm Bureau cookout contests will be held in many counties this summer in preparation for the state contest during the Iowa State Fair. Here is a list of the county contests that have been scheduled so far. Go to: www.iowafarmbureau.com for more information.

Homemade Granola JoAnn White, Cresco (Howard County) 1 c. honey 3/4 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. old-fashioned oatmeal

1 c. peanuts 1-1/2 c. coconut 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 c. pecans 1 c. almonds

1/2 c. craisins 1/2 c. raisins 1/4 c. other dried fruit (optional) Juice and pulp of 1 large orange

Grease a large cookie sheet. Melt honey, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in saucepan. Pour over other ingredients, and spread on cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, then turn oven off. Let sit in warm oven for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

FB County Date of county Cookout Contest

Connie Miller, Rowley (Buchanan County) Cake batter: 1-1/2 c. water 2-1/4 c. flour 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1-1/2 c. sugar 4-1/2 tsp. white vinegar 1/3 c. baking cocoa 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda Peanut butter batter: 1/2 tsp. salt 4 oz. cream cheese, softened

Peach Bourbon Scallops Alice Covington, Clarence (Jones County) 6 or 8 large scallops 2 c. barbecue sauce, of your choice

1/2 c. fresh peaches, chopped or peach preserves 2-1/2 Tbsp. bourbon

Marinate scallops in remaining ingredients for 20 minutes. Place on grill, and baste with mixture. Turn after 3 minutes on each side and serve. If using small scallops, put on grill-safe cooking utensil. Cook for 6 minutes.

Contact persons phone number

10:00 am--2:00 pm 2:00 pm

Karen Stamper 515-418-1872

Audubon

07-18-2014 Audubon County Fair Grounds 07-26-2014 Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton IA 7/19/2014 Boone County Fair Grounds

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8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Bill Newton

319-472-4710

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3:00 pm

Doris Stotts

515-432-1435

7/19/2014

Clarke County Fair Grounds 7/19/2014 Floyd County Fair 07-19-2014 0

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5:30 pm

Leola Boyce

(641)-342-6066

Pork Ribs Only

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Tonya Rosol

641-228-3742

0

0

0

0

07-13-2014 Hardin County Fair Grounds, Eldora 07/20/2014 Jones County Fair Grounds

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:30 am (grillers in place by 12:45 pm 10:30 am) ? 3:00 pm

Benton

Floyd

In a large bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/3 c. sugar, egg and salt until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonsful over cake batter. Cut through with a knife to swirl peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with pecans and remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contact person for county contest

07-20-2014 Adair County Fair Grounds

Clarke

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1/3 c. plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Length of time of Judging time cookout contest of the event cookout contest

Adair

Boone

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Location of County Contest

Guthrie Hardin

Jones

Rachel Nedved 641-939-5428

Kevin Miller

319-480-5555

Kossuth

08-02-2014 Kossuth County 9:00 am - 6:30 pm 5:00 pm Fairgrounds

Tim Schneider

515-320-3431

Lee

07/12/2014 Lee County Fairgrounds 07/26/2014 Walker Pickle Days

319-835-5126

Linn

? to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Angie Blint

Check in 12:00

2:00 pm

Marilyn Platner 319-393-3276

1:00 PM

Jodie Holliday

515-462-2661

6:00 am - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Kasey Wallace

712-624-8620

8:00a.m. -1:00p.m.

1:00 p.m.

Dawn Gathers

712-335-3223

Anytime

12:00 pm

Angela Rudd

641-522-9227

Madison

07-20-2014 Madison County Anytime Fairgrounds

Mills

7-4-2014

Glenwood Lake Park, Glenwood, IA Pocahontas 07/19/2014 Pocahontas County Fairgrounds Poweshiek 07-19-2014 Poweshiek County Fair Grounds Tama 7/18/2014 Tama County Fair Grounds Warren 7/26/2014 Warren County Fair Grounds

Washington 07/18/2014 Washington County Fair Grounds

Anytime

5:00 PM Cindy Broihier

641-484-3361

Anytime to have food prepared for judging at 5 PM

5 PM

Tosha Brooks

515-962-2251

None specific

7:00 pm

Brian Eakins

641-660-9732

3:00 p.m.

Tammy Ireland 515-955-3898

12:00 pm 0803-2014

Melissa Keyes

Webster

07-12-2014 Webster County 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 Fair Grounds p.m.

Woodbury

08-03-2014 Woodbury County Fair Grounds

Aug 2nd at 9:00 p.m to August 3, 12:00 pm

1-402-669-5126


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