Iowa Farm Bureau's Economic Summit

Farming today can be a challenge. Are you feeling stuck between fluctuating commodity prices, stubbornly high input costs and volatile international trade markets? What does the current state of the U.S. macroeconomy, generationally high interest rates and inflation mean for Iowa agriculture? How is the U.S. meat supply faring and what does that mean for livestock farmers?

Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2024 Economic Summit: Pressures and Opportunities, hosted by Tyne Morgan of the U.S. Farm Report, will address these issues and more. This one-day conference comes at a critical time for farmers and is packed with leading national experts – like Austan Goolsbee, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, who will discuss the U.S. macroeconomy directly following the June Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Other experts include Frank Kelly with Fulcrum Macro; Ed Usset with University of Minnesota; Luis Martinez Senties and Brenda Martinez Vergara with the Agriculture Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.; and a meat supply chain panel with representatives from JBS Foods, Friona Industries and Hy-Vee – just to name a few.

Get an in-depth look at world macroeconomics, international commodities and geopolitics, and discuss important topics like land value trends, U.S./Mexico trade agreements, grain market outlooks, and the status of the U.S. meat supply chain. Find out what all this means for Iowa agriculture and how you can mitigate economic pressures and leverage opportunities on your farm.

Reduce your risk.

Join us June 14 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. Registration is $40 for Iowa Farm Bureau members and $200 for non-members, which includes a complimentary June 13 evening welcome reception, sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial Services.

* For $60 or less, you can join Farm Bureau and enjoy the many benefits of membership including reduced admission to this conference and more.

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For a guaranteed spot, register by May 27.

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