Leading national expert speakers This one day conference comes at a critical time for farmers and will discuss important issues like overall farm economic prospects, outlook for exports, land price trends, ag finance issues and new ways that technology can be used to improve profits on your farm.

Leading national expert speakers:

This one day conference, moderated by Market to Market’s Mike Pearson , comes at a critical time for farmers and is packed with leading national experts – like Dan Mitchell with the Cato Institute; Nathan Kaufmann , economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Steve Bruere , president of Peoples Company;  Sam Funk , chief economist with the U.S. Soybean Board and Erin Borror with the U.S. Meat Export Federation – just to name a few.  Click here to view the conference .PDF file.


Topics include:

Interest Rates & the Market, Charlie Happel, CIO, Farm Bureau Financial Services

General Economic Outlook: The Economy & Agriculture, Nathan Kaufmann, Assistant Vice President & Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

General Economic Outlook: International Markets: Meat Export Outlook, Erin Borror, Economist, U.S. Meat Export Federation

International Markets: Grain & Soybean Export Outlook, Sam Funk, Chief Economist, U.S. Soybean Board

International Markets: TPP & TTiP, Veronica Nigh, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

Trends and Outlook for Farm Land Prices, Steve Bruere, President, Peoples Company

Ag Finance Outlook, Jim Knuth, Senior Vice President, Farm Credit Services of America

Using Technology & Big Data to Improve Profits, Matt Darr, Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Managing Margins in 2016 and Beyond, Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University

Politics of the U.S. and the Economy, Dan Mitchell, Director of Food and Industry Markets, Cato Institute

Click here to view a tentative agenda.

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