COL Lantz is 2002 State Fair Queen

DES MOINES -- Katie Lantz, 17, from Calhoun County was crowned queen of the 2002 Iowa State Fair Aug. 10.

Lantz, daughter of Brian and Kari Lantz of Lytton, was selected from 98 contestants -- a; record number -- all of whom were crowned queen at county fair contests held prior to the State Fair.

Jessica Lang, 21, of Poweshiek County was named first runner-up; she is the daughter of Craig and Mary Lang of Brooklyn. Buchanan County's Brenda Gill, 19, the daughter of Steve and the late Carol Gill of Fairbank was second runner-up. Guthrie County's Ashley Rose Glade, 19, was third runner-up. She is the daughter of Randy and Dixie Glade of Guthrie Center.

Muscatine County's Laura Schnack, 18, earned the Outstanding Leadership title. She is the daughter of Nancy Prins and Terry Schnack of Durant. The honor of Personality Plus went to Dawn Christina Bender, 18, of Franklin County. She is the daughter of Larry and Susan Bender of Hampton.

Harl to speak on estate planning


MANLY, Iowa -- Iowa State University legal expert Neil Harl will be the featured speaker at an estate planning meeting Aug. 29 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly.

The evening will begin with a smoked turkey and pork loin dinner at 5:30 p.m. Harl's talk will begin at 7 p.m.

The estate planning seminar will cover introductory information about estate plans along with information regarding solutions for liquidity problems, federal estate tax rulings, gift taxes, property transfers and setting up trusts.

There will be a $15 charge per person and $25 per married couple registration, which includes a free meal courtesy of local sponsors.

To participate telephone Johnson at (641) 324-1531.

Counties to host farm bill meetings

The new farm bill resulted in policy changes that will require farm operations to make several decisions during sign-up for the covered program crops. How to make these decisions and the materials needed for sign-up are the subjects covered by upcoming 2002 farm bill meetings.

Representatives from the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa State University Extension will discuss upcoming commodity program sign-up, the EQIP program and how to make a decision on whether or not to update program crop acres and yields. Meetings will be Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Farm Bureau meeting room, Allison; Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. at the NIACC Center, Charles City and 6 p.m. in Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo.


Event to provide beef education, football

AMES, Iowa -- Beef producing Iowa State Cyclone fans can trade in their coveralls for red and gold Sept. 7 and help support the home team while at the same time sampling the latest beef research at Iowa State University.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Iowa Beef Center will sponsor a tour of the ISU Beef Nutrition Farm northwest of Ames. Timely topics important to all beef producers will be discussed, including alternative manure management techniques, grazing and feedlot nutrition.

For more information on the Research Farm Field Day, please contact the Iowa Beef Center at 515-294-BEEF or check out our web site at

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