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Farm Income 2004

 

A Workshop Addressing Decision-Making Challenges in a Risky Environment

December 11, 2003

Hickory Grove Civic Center - Comfort Inn and Suites
1127 N 7th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: (815) 562-5551

December 16, 2003

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

December 17, 2003

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

December 18, 2003

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



Funding Provided by the Risk Management Agency, US Department of Agriculture

Electronic Registration for Farm Income 2004 is Closed. You May Register at the Door on the Day of the Workshop.


Overview

Volatile crop yields and commodity prices, farm income variability, and the changing legal and political environment provide significant challenges for farm operators and owners, agricultural lenders, and managers of farm related businesses.

The University of Illinois Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will be conducting the fourth annual Farm Income workshops in December 2003 to address some of these challenges for the year ahead.

The workshops will include three general sessions - "Illinois Farm Income Outlook", "Outlook for Commodity Prices", and "Yield Risk, Price Risk, and Political Risk: How Safe Is Your Safety Net?" and five breakout sessions:
  • A Check-Up on Your Financial Health" will review methods to measure farm financial performance and outline factors critical for financial success.
  • Characteristics of Profitable Farms: Is Your Farm One of Them?" will analyze production and management factors separating the more profitable farms from average farms.
  • Agricultural Law, Taxation and Policy: Key Issues and Developments" will review a wide variety of current topics, including Grain Code Amendments, transgenic crops, tax law changes, WTO, and program payment limits.
  • Grain Marketing: Getting Back to the Fundamentals" will provide an in-depth discussion of how to do fundamental analysis of the corn and soybean markets, with an emphasis on understanding USDA crop reports.
  • The Grain Code, Production Contracts and Article Nine: Legal Developments for Illinois Ag Lenders" will review the impact of recent changes in regulations on the agricultural lending community.
Speakers
  • Del Banner, Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois
  • Paul Ellinger, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
  • Darrel Good, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Robert Hauser, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Gary Hoff, Extension Tax Specialist, University of Illinois
  • Scott Irwin, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Dale Lattz, Extension Economist, University of Illinois
  • Gary Schnitkey, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
  • Bruce Sherrick, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
  • Donald Uchtmann, Professor, University of Illinois
Schedule
  • 8:30 a.m. Registration - Coffee and Rolls
  • 9:00 Illinois Farm Income Outlook - Dale Lattz
  • 9:30 Outlook for Commodity Prices - Darrel Good
  • 10:00 Breakout Sessions
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 Breakout Sessions Repeated
  • 3:00 Yield Risk, Price Risk, and Political Risk: How Safe Is your Safety Net? - Robert Hauser and Bruce Sherrick
  • 3:45 Adjourn
Participants may choose to attend two of the five Breakout Sessions
  • SESSION 1: A Checkup On Your Financial Health (To Be Presented Once) - Paul Ellinger and Bruce Sherrick
  • SESSION 2: Characteristics of Profitable Farms: Is Your Farm One of Them? (To Be Presented Twice) - Gary Schnitkey and Dale Lattz
  • SESSION 3: Agricultural Law, Taxation, and Policy: Key Issues and Developments (To be presented twice) - Don Uchtmann, Gary Hoff, and Robert Hauser
  • SESSION 4: Grain Marketing: Getting Back to the Fundamentals
    (To be presented twice) - Scott Irwin and Darrel Good
  • SESSION 5: The Grain Code, Production Contracts and Article Nine: Legal Developments for Illinois Ag Lenders
  • (To be presented once) - Del Banner

Mail-In Registration

If you prefer, you may download a copy of the registration form and mail it to the following address:

Sue Esposito, University of Illinois
1301 W. Gregory Drive; 326 Mumford Hall
Urbana, IL 61801

or fax to: 217/333-2312

Click here to download the brochure (pdf, 53K)...


 
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