2023 Young Farmer Ag Insights Tour

Ag Market Outlook Meeting Series

February 2024

The ag economy faces new challenges as we enter 2024. The potential for record high corn supplies and stubbornly high input costs are creating tight margins. Projections show cattle feeders could see reduced profits compared to 2023, and forecasted returns for hog producers suggest more losses ahead. What does this mean for Iowa farmers and their farming operations?

Iowa Farm Bureau is hosting timely, informative meetings designed specifically to help Iowa farmers navigate the continued pressure of tight operating margins. Join Zach Brummer, Iowa Farm Bureau farmer education program manager, and Christopher Pudenz, Iowa Farm Bureau economics and research manager, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead.

 Help take some of the stress out of managing your farm margins. Register today for this important meeting, which includes critical information designed to help you navigate these uncertain times and set your farm business up for success.

Meetings will be taking place in February at five locations around the state.

Tentative Agenda

Check-in (Breakfast available.)

Corn and Soybean Market Recap and Outlook - Zach Brummer, Iowa Farm Bureau

Managing Stress on the Farm - David Brown, Iowa State University

Cyber Security on the Farm - Ann Johanns, Extension Program Specialist, Iowa State University

Cattle and Hog Market Recap and Outlook - Dr. Christopher Pudenz, Iowa Farm Bureau

Closing Comments & Questions



Registration is FREE for Iowa Farm Bureau members. (Breakfast or dinner is included.)

*If you are not a Farm Bureau member and would like to participate in a meeting, please contact the local county Farm Bureau in that area. Or become a member and join here.

 To register for an event near you, please see the calendar below and click on the register button for that event.

 For more information, or for issues with registering, please contact Ashley Davis at ADavis@ifbf.org

Calmar, Iowa

Wednesday, February 7
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 Northeast Iowa Community College - Dairy Center Classroom
IA-150 - 1527 Highway 150, Calmar, IA 52132

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Donnellson, Iowa

Wednesday, February 7
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 Pilot Grove Community Room, 506 North Main Street

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Eldridge, Iowa

Tuesday, February 13
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Scott County Farm Bureau Office, 1721 E Le Claire Rd

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Tipton, Iowa

Tuesday, February 13
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Cedar County Fairgrounds - Matthews Building, 220th Street

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Moville, Iowa

Thursday, February 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Moville Community Center, 815 Main Street

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