Leading national expert speakers & topics:

7:30 am:

8:00 am:
- Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau  
8:15 am - 8:45 am:

Interest rates & the market
- Charlie Happel, Chief Financial Officer, Farm Bureau Financial Services  
8:45 am - 9:15 am:
The Economy & Agriculture - David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 am - 9:45 am:

Crop & Livestock Outlook
- Don Roose -  President, U.S. Commodities, Inc.
9:45 am - 10:00 am:


10:00 am - 11:00 am:

A1) Farm Land Opportunities in 2017 and Beyond - Dr. Dave Muth, Senior Vice President of Analytics, Ag Solver & Peoples Company

Soil Health, Cover Crops and Nutrient Management Dr. Michael Castellano, Associate Professor in Soil Sciences, Iowa State University

Livestock Opportunities Brian Waddingham, Executive Director, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

B2) Update to Iowa FMD and Livestock Emergency Management Plans
- Dr. James Roth, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM,  Clarence Hartley Covault, Distinguished Professor. Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University 

Crop Insurance Performance Spence Parkinson, Executive Director, Decision Innovation Solutions

ARC-CO Payments - Michelle Mensing, Research Analyst, Decision Innovation Solutions  

11:15 am - 12:00 am:
Trade Issues & Policy: Impacts for Iowa Agriculture - Dr. Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics & Crop Markets Specialist, Iowa State University

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm:
Lunch - Priority Issues for Agriculture - Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation

1:45 pm - 2:25 pm:

Afternoon Breakouts, Digital Ag, Drones and Cover Crops Breakouts

D1) Farm Level Cover Crop Economics - Chad Watts, Executive Director, Conservation Technology Information Center

E1) What’s New in Digital Ag & How to Use the Data Jeremy Wilson, Technology Specialist, Crop IMS

Aerial Crop Scouting Brent Johnson, Labre Crop Consulting & IFBF District 4 Director

2:40 pm - 3:15 pm:
Farm Financials and Ag Lending in 2017 - Jim Knuth, Senior Vice President, Farm Credit Services of America  

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm:
Landlord-Tenant Relationships & Cash Rent Expectations - Randy Dickhut, Senior Vice President, Farmers National Company

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm:
New & Used Machinery Markets
- Greg Peterson, Machinery Pete LLC.  

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm:
Farm Bill and Trade
- John Newton, Director of Market Intelligence, American Farm Bureau Federation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:
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