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Farm Income 2003

 

A Workshop Addressing Decision-Making Challenges in a Risky Environment

December 10, 2002 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn
Exit 95, I-57
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (800) 243-7171

December 11, 2002 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Crowne Plaza
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (800) 589-2769

December 12, 2002 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Hickory Grove Civic Center - Comfort Inn and Suites
1127 N 7th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: (815) 562-5668

December 17, 2002 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Inn
1001 W. Killarney St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 328-7900


Description

Recent  farm income variability, the implementation of a new Farm Bill, an uncertain economic outlook, and continued competition in the world market provide significant challenges for  farm and farm-related business managers. The University of Illinois Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will be conducting the  third annual Farm Income workshops in December 2002 to  address some of these challenges for the year ahead.

The workshops will include three general sessions – “Illinois Farm Income Situation, “Outlook for Commodity Prices”, and “Which America Will Produce Soybeans?” and four breakout sessions:

  • “ Making Sense of Farm Land Lease Options” will provide an overview of trends in farmland leases, issues associated with alternative leases, and an evaluation of lease alternatives. 
  • Agricultural Policy and Law: New Developments/Pressing Issues” will explore such issues as how to protect farmers from elevator failure; is there liability in growing genetically engineered crops, including root worm resistant corn;  and how the Farm Bill impacts Illinois agriculture. 
  • Making Sound Crop Insurance Decisions With a New Farm Bill” will present the concepts, tools, and guidelines necessary for making an informed decision on crop insurance. 
  • “Keys to Developing Successful Grain Marketing Programs” will address issues of assessing producer marketing performance and development of successful approaches to  marketing grain.


PRESENTATIONS (PDF Document):   

9:00           Illinois Farm Income Situation for 2002Dale Lattz, Gary Schnitkey and Paul Ellinger

9:30           Outlook for Commodity PricesDarrel Good

10:00         Breakout Sessions

Noon          Lunch

1:00           Breakout Sessions Repeated

3:00           Which America Will Produce Soybeans? Robert Hauser

3:45           Adjourn

Breakout Sessions

SESSION 1: Making Sense of Farm Land Lease Options - Dale Lattz, Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick

SESSION 2: Agricultural Policy and Law: New Developments/Pressing Issues - Donald Uchtmann and Robert Hauser

SESSION 3: Making Sound Crop Insurance Decisions - Gary Schnitkey, Bruce Sherrick and Scott Irwin

SESSION 4: Keys to Successful Grain Marketing - Scott Irwin and Darrel Good


 
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