Breakout Sessions - Round 2

A. Direct and Indirect Impacts of Interest Rate Hikes
Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Farming operations will feel the impacts of interest rate hikes whether through lines of credit or input suppliers. Dr. Hart will discuss the consequences of the increases and strategies for this environment.                    

B. Beekeeping for Beginners (Repeated)
Scott Kent, Southern Iowa Hive Handlers

C. Preserve the Taste of Summer (Repeated)
Renee Sweers, Human Sciences Specialist, Food and Health and Tom Keinert, Human Sciences Extension Specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

D. Becoming a Candidate
Colby Holmes,
Ringgold County Supervisor and Jackson Doud, Grassroots Program Manager, IFBF
In order to run for office, candidates must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents to get their name on the ballot. Come learn about the requirements and hear firsthand experience from an elected County Supervisor.

E. Ag State of Mind – Finding Balance
Jason Medows, Pharm. D and Host/Creator, Ag State of Mind
Trying to have an off-farm career, maintain a successful farming operation or business, and be a contributing member of the family is hard to balance and can lead to burnout. Burnout is a real thing. Medows’ podcast – Ag State of Mind – focuses on mental health and how it affects those of us in agriculture. Hear his perspective on finding balance and addressing stress.

F. Farm Succession Planning Strategies for Young Farmer Success
Dr. Ron Hanson, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska
Passing farm ownership from one generation to the next can be overwhelming. Developing and implementing a business management contingency plan to overcome unexpected changes to the organizational structure and/or management leadership is crucial for the continued success of the operation for the next generation of young farmers. Succession planning presents difficult questions and challenges to family members wanting to preserve their legacy. This presentation will identify guidelines and share planning solutions to insure successful transfer of ownership and management control to the next farming generation. Family members must initiate a planning discussion NOW; not later.

G. Keeping All the Balls in the Air: Tips & Tricks for Staying Organized While Juggling Multiple Responsibilities (Repeated)
Brenda Clark Hamilton, MA Ed., Fresh Coffee

H. Finishing Cattle - Get the Most Out of Your Feed
Jeff Pastoor, Beef Technical Consultant, Quality Liquid Feeds
Proper nutrition and feed efficiency are necessary for cattle producers to have a profitable operation. Gain information on ways to improve rations to promote more efficient gains and improve profitability.

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