Iowa Farm Bureau's 2014 Economic Summit - Finding the Next Set of Market Drivers for Agriculture

Big data, drones and other fast-evolving technological advances are just around the corner, how will this impact your farming operation? New federal government farm programs and changing land values – what’s it mean for you? Will China’s rapid economic growth affect exports of agriculture products from the U.S.?  Are you prepared?  These are just some of the questions that will be explored at Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2014 Economic Summit.

This two-day event, moderated by Market-to-Market’s Mike Pearson, is packed with leading national experts – like David Oppedahl, economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Kevin Price, national expert on drone use in agriculture; Mary Kay Thatcher, farm policy expert with the American Farm Bureau Federation and Will Zhang, an Iowa-based expert on China– just to name a few.

Get an in-depth look at a new set of drivers that are emerging and their potential to affect agriculture in Iowa and around the world.  You’ll also learn about the long-term outlook for fertilizer, weather, crops and livestock and hear about opportunities in livestock production that have the potential to become key drivers in ag profitability.

For a complete list of topics and speakers, see the agenda below.

Click here to download an agenda.

Reduce your risk.  Join us on July 21 and 22 at the Scheman Center on the Iowa State University campus. 

Farm Bureau Members
$50 / person (on/or before July 11)
$75 / person (after July11)

$150 / person (on/or before July 11)
$175 / person (after July 11)
*For $50 or less, you can join your local county Farm Bureau and save on your registration costs. 
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