Jim Mintert would call each one of you if he could and extend a personal invitation for you to join him and several farm management and marketing specialists on Friday morning, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. EDT. It's a free webinar for farmers, and it's definitely a treat, not a trick!
Mintert, Purdue University's Director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture, says the Webinar will look at the changing business climate for agriculture, which shifts almost day to day. It will also give insight based upon what is known now for insights into 2015 for those doing planning for next year.
Expect to hear sound financial and farm management advice and strategies that can help you cope with changing markets and uncertain times.
The crop outlook will be front and center, but the Webinar will also delve into livestock angles. The picture is much brighter for the livestock sector, Mintert says. It's the same sector that was hurting due to high feed prices and mediocre selling prices for livestock when grain farmers were reaping the benefits of high grain prices, partially as a result of the ethanol boom.
Panelists in the Webinar besides Mintert include Chris Hurt, Extension ag economist, Mike Boehlje, a nationally known market and farm management specialist and Michael Langemeier, associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture.
Registration in advance is required. To learn more visit the Website for the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue.
This Webinar is just the first in a series of informational meetings that Purdue Extension plans to hold going into winter and planning months. Various programs will look at commodity prices and what drives them, land values and expected trends, cash rental rents for land and a whole host of other related topics. Watch our Website for information on these upcoming programs.
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