Tentative Pre-Conference Tour: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Louis Dreyful ethanol plant in Grand Junction
ISU 450 Farm in Ames

Schedule:

12:00 pm – Leave from Courtyard Marriot in Ankeny

  • Box lunches on bus
  • Introductions on bus
  • Video clips on bus

1:00 pm – Arrive at Louis Dreyfus Ethanol Plant in Grand Junction
2:30 pm – Drive to Ames
3:00 pm – Ag 450 Farm and Dairy Farm

  • We will meet in a classroom, have a speaker on production contracts, and learn about manure application and water quality. They will show us around the Ag 450 farm, but not go inside the hog buildings per their production contract agreements.  
  • We will have an optional tour of the dairy farm. 

4:30 pm – Drive to Bondurant
5:30 pm – Geisler Farms-Smokey D’s BBQ & Outdoor Fun 
6:15 pm – Agritourism talk by Malinda Geisler (group photo)
7:30 pm – Back to Courtyard Marriott in Ankeny

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