WILL Agriculture's mission is to distribute regionally, nationally, and internationally information and analysis of commodity markets and agricultural weather.
Program includes keynote presentations on land values, crop insurance under the new farm bill, and the ARC/PLC decision as well as marketing panels on corn, soybeans, and cash grain. Lunch and parking is included. Ticket Price: $25.00. Order tickets by phone at 800-898-1065, or Purchase tickets online here.
by Todd E. Gleason
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway St, Normal, IL 61761
This is a new signature event for WILLAg.
The WILLAg Farm Assets Conference sponsored in part by the Farm Credit System hopes to provide farmers and landowners decisionmaking tools for their business assets. The $25 registration fee includes the noon meal. Those attending can expect to hear pricing information on agricultural commodities from WILLAg’s regular ON AIR experts, learn how the new farm bill might impact crop insurance decisions going forward, to effectively analyze and choose between the new federal ARC and PLC programs, and explore the value of farm land.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT THIS LINK or call 800-898-1065
10:15am Doors Open
CASH GRAIN Panel Discussion
Greg Johnson, The Andersons - Champaign, Illinois
Matt Bennett, Channel Seeds - Windsor, Illinois
Aaron Curtis, MIDCO - Bloomington, Illinois
Bill Mayer, Strategic Farm Marketing - Champaign, Illinois
CROP INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT
Gary Schnitkey, Farm Management Specialist - University of Illinois
UPDATING LAND VALUES & RENTAL RATES
Bruce Sherrick, Director Center for Farmland Research - University of Illinois
SOYBEAN Panel Discussion
Pete Manhart, Bates Commodities - Normal, Illinois
Bill Gentry, Risk Management Commodities - Lafayette, Indiana
Ellen Dearden, AgReview - Morton, Illinois
Wayne Nelson, L & M Commodities - New Market, Indiana
EVALUATING THE NEW FARM BILL PROGRAMS
Jonathan Coppess, Agricultural Policy Specialist - University of Illinois
CORN Panel Discussion
Curt Kimmel, Bates Commodities - Normal, Illinois
Jacquie Voeks, Stewart Peterson - Champaign, Illinois
Dan Zwicker, CGB Enterprises - Mandeville, Louisiana
Mike Zuzolo, Global Commodity Analytics & Consulting - Atchison, Kansas
5:00pm Program Ends
Sponsors - Farm Credit Illinois & 1st Farm Credit
by Todd E. Gleason
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