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Wednesday January 7, 2015

Farm by Farm: What the data is telling us at the county level - Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst, Farm Futures.

New Tax Strategies in a Turbulent Economy - Kevin Bearley, K.Coe-Isom

Data Science: The Engine Behind Profitability - Scott Robinson, president, FarmLink

Keynote: Turbulent Times:  Managing the Risk and Positioning for the Opportunity  - Mike Boehlje, ag economist, Purdue University

Time for an HR checkup? How to obtain and maintain a first class farm workforce - Bernie Erven, Erven HR Services and professor emeritus, Ohio State University.

Ag's future from the Fed's point of view - David Oppedahl, senior business economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

The Global Agriculture Business Backdrop - a Look Forward - J.B. Penn, chief economist, Deere & Company

Thursday January 8, 2015

Track sessions (see below)

The seven habits of profitable farmersGreg Wolf, agricultural consultant, Kennedy & Coe, LLC

2015 Outlook: After the Fall - Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst, Farm Futures


TRACK SESSIONS January 8, 2015

Marketing and risk management

Financial and Business Planning


Busted flush: A marketing plan for today's grain market - Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst, Farm Futures

Top 10 mistakes farmers make in estate planning - Paul Neiffer, CPA and business adviser, Cliftonlarsonallen consultants

How to interview job candidates and make them a profitable key to your business - Bernie Erven, Human Resources consultant and economist emeritus at The Ohio State University

Turbulent times: Are you ready? - University of Minnesota Ag Economist Bob Craven


Real World farm transitions – A Missouri farm family shares the pitfalls and successes in their family succession plan - Garrett and Cara Reikhof

Boosting landlord and other business relationships -Jerry Moss, farm manager and Illinois farmer

New risk management tools in the 2014 Farm Bill - Jonathon Coppess, University of Illinois clinical assistant professor and ag law expert

How to manage 2015 production costs and crop budgets – Dwight Raab, Farm Business Farm Management Association director, University of Illinois

Value at Risk - Mike Boehlje, ag economist, Purdue University.

The future of remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicles for your farm – Bruce Erickson, education distance and outreach director, Purdue University

Online tools that can improve management decisions - Bob Craven, Ag Economist, University of Minnesota


What young farmers need to know in the 'new normal' - Jerry Moss, farm manager and Illinois farmer