Twice a year state leaders in agriculture and legislation visit Muscatine to discuss current agriculture issues on KWPC AM 860 FM 95.1’s Agriculture Roundtable program. The spring edition was held on April 7 at the Muscatine Ag Learning Center. Panelists included Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau; Rep. Dave Kerr, Vice Chair, Public Safety Committee; Rep. Gary Carlson, Vice Chair, Iowa House Commerce Committee; Craig Allaman, Agronomist, Munson Hybrids; Charles Brown, Farm Management Specialist, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach; Tyler Bettin, State Public Policy Director, Iowa Pork Producers; Heidi Vittetoe, Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Woman of the Year, Owner of JWV Pork; Russ Yoder, President, Iowa Turkey Federation; Adam Schnieders, Water Quality Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Tim Berkland, Strategic Agronomy Marketing Manager, Growmark/FS; Kurt Hora, President, Iowa Corn; Lindsay Greiner, At Large Director, Iowa Soybean Association; John Heisdorffer, Vice President, American Soybean Association; Bruce Read, Vice President, Nutrition and Production Development Kent Nutrition Group; Dwight Watkins, Vice President/Senior Ag Lender, Community Bank & Trust; Ken Anderson, Anchor/Reporter, Brownfield Radio Network; and Ray Defenbaugh, President and CEO, Big River Resources.
The event was sponsored by FS Growmark, Monsanto, Kent Nutrition Group, Community Bank & Trust, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Pike Run Services, Muscatine County Farm Bureau, Bieri Grain, Danner Farms, West Liberty Foods, Farmers Supply Sales, Inc., Crop Production Services, White Pigeon Mutual Insurance, Iowa Corn Growers Association, and Muscatine Community College.