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Soil Management Land Valuation Conference to return in May

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INPUT ON PRICES: Participants will be able to take an online survey before the event to offer their estimates of future land values in Iowa, as well as corn and soybean prices.
In its 93rd year, conference will provide updates for those interested in the Iowa land market.

The Soil Management Land Valuation Conference will be May 19 via Zoom. Now in its 93rd year, Iowa State University Extension’s longest-running conference was canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns. The conference returns with timely updates for farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers and others interested in the Iowa land market.

"The conference offers networking opportunities for those who have an interest in agricultural land, land management and land valuation," says Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and Extension economist. "Additionally, participants have an opportunity through an online survey before the conference to ‘gaze into their crystal balls,’ and will be asked to provide their estimates of future land values in Iowa and corn and soybean prices via an online survey distributed before the conference."

The conference is sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension, and will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 19.

Issues and implications

Seven current issues and their implications to soil management and land valuation will be discussed. The issues are:

  • agricultural policy priorities in 2021, presented by leading congressional staffers
  • agricultural carbon credits program for farmers
  • weather outlook and its impacts on agricultural production
  • Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers and livestock producers
  • agricultural market outlook
  • impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on land and asset values
  • agricultural law and regulations, such as the Waters of the United States rule and estate tax reforms

"We are really excited to bring this conference back, and although this year we are offering it through Zoom, participants will still have the chance to talk about the issues affecting land values and farm management," Zhang says.

Registration, the agenda and a full line of speakers are at the event website.

Participants can receive six hours of real estate and appraiser continuing education credits from the Iowa Real Estate Commission and the Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board, respectively. There will also be three $50 gift card opportunities for the participants throughout the day.

For more information, contact Zhang at 515-294-2536 or

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