Iowa State University Extension Livestock Economist John Lawrence will speak on the economics of livestock production in the ethanol boom at the March 19 annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NIAEA).

All area producers are invited to attend the meeting, which is free and open to the public. The program will be at Iowa State University’s (ISU) Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Nashua, IA.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. Lunch will be for sale at noon.

The board of directors of the NIAEA will meet following lunch.

The program will also include a presentation by Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist, on corn and soybean profitability.

Ken Pecinovsky, farm superintendent, will give a review of current research on the farm.

The program will also feature an update on the Borlaug Learning Center, a new building project at the research farm.

For more information, contact your local ISU Extension office.