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Virtual sessions from Farm Progress 365 offer insights on improving shop time, news on the diesel market and an update on the 2023 Brazil crop.

Willie Vogt

December 12, 2022

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Farm Progress 365 Sessions look ahead to 2023
LOOKING AHEAD: There are some key issues ahead for 2023. Get a solid start with three live seasonal sessions from Farm Progress 365. These live sessions allow viewers to ask questions of the speakers. All start at 10 a.m. Central time. Check out the program.tortoon/iStock/Getty Images Plus

The next round of Farm Progress 365 seasonal sessions is firing up the week of December 19. These monthly sessions are timed to deal with key issues on the farm. For December, the three sessions dig into shop issues, discuss what’s happening with the diesel market and provide an update on the Brazil market. And we’re engaging a range of experts for this round.

The key to the Farm Progress 365 seasonal sessions is that they’re live. These free conversations with experts allow visitors to ask questions. Perhaps you’re thinking about ways to expand your shop. Or you’re curious about what demand factors impact diesel supply. And what is going on in Brazil? After each speaker finishes there is a live Question and Answer session where viewers can engage.

The program is also built to work on any platform, desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, so taking a half-hour break to check out a session is easy no matter where you are. And each session in December starts at 10 a.m. Central time. Here’s a look at each session, mark your calendars and visit Farm Progress 365 for more information.

December 20 – Maximizing winter shop time

The farm shop is a key asset packed with the tools you need. But how best to maximize that time this winter to make sure equipment is ready to roll for the new season. In this session we’ll explore prioritizing work, managing work in a season where supply issues still loom, and even look at shop design too.

We’re talking with Dan Nyberg who has been with Morton Buildings for 33 years including 15 years in the field consulting on projects. Today he’s a sales trainer with the company where he helps the sales force use technology to support the customer building process. His experience can offer insight on prioritizing shop work, and looking at ways to make sure that facility is always ready.

December 21 – What’s up with diesel supply, prices?

Diesel powers the engines of agriculture, and while there may be alternatives in the future, for 2023 it remains a key input. How did we get to today’s current prices? What’s the 1-year and 5-year outlook given refining policy, pipelines, geopolitics, trade and more. And what should your diesel buying strategy be for 2023?

Matt Roberts, senior grain and oilseed sector analyst with Terrain has long followed the biofuels market and is keeping taps on diesel supply. His work at Terrain includes digging into the factors impacting the market. For 15 years Roberts was an assistant and associate professor and Extension Grain Marketing Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University.

Check out the Roberts session and have your questions ready.

December 22 – Digging in on the Brazil market

While it’s winter in the United States, it’s prime crop production time in South America. What’s happening in this key ag region and prime competitor for U.S. farmers? This market-focused outlook will provide farmers insight on how production is going and what it might mean for your bottom line in 2023.

Speaker for this session is Cesar Cruz, director of research, Advance Trading Inc. Prior to joining ATI, Cruz spent 15 years working in the university setting as an economics professor, research scholar and university consultant. He’s worked closely with ag producers and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fundamental subjects associated with risk management at the Federal University of Sao Carlos and the University of Illinois. Bring your questions for Cruz in this live session.

Each session goes live at 10 a.m. Central time on Dec. 20, 21 and 22. Learn more at

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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