Dairy/Ag Foundation annual meeting slated

The annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation is Wednesday, March 15.

The public is invited to join the Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation for the 2023 annual meeting on Wednesday, March 15.

The meeting will be held at the Wilder Business Center on the Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar campus starting at 9 a.m.

The morning session features a variety of speakers discussing business strategies and social media in agriculture followed by the annual meeting in the afternoon.

The first presentation is “Social Media in Agriculture” by Megan McAllister (@Megan_DairyGirl). In September 2020, Megan started sharing her dairy life on the social media platform, TikTok, where she gained an active following quickly. Her TikTok boasts over 317,000 followers, with 10.5 million likes and a rapidly growing Facebook following of nearly 90,000.

Herbert Riedel, Ph.D., President of Northeast Iowa Community College, will share his message, followed by David M. Kohl, Ph.D., who will deliver the keynote presentation, “High Octane Business Strategies.” Dr. Kohl is professor emeritus, Virginia Tech, and has done extensive research in the agriculture industry and agribusiness. His wisdom and engagement with the industry provide a unique perspective on future trends.

The annual meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m., and will feature the business meeting and election of board members. All interested in the Dairy & Agriculture Foundation and the event’s speakers are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. The event is made possible by support from community sponsors. For complete meeting details and registration, visit iowadairycenter.com/farmers/annual-meeting.php