Farming for the Future Conference

Date: 16-Jan-2014Printer View


What:  Farming for the Future Conference: Emerging Opportunities in Livestock Production

When: January 16, 2014

Where: Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames

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8:30 am Registration

9:30 am Welcome and Introductions

9:35 am Keynote - Global Economics: Points to Ponder
Dr. David Kohl, President of AgriVisions, LLC and Professor Emeritus at Virigina Tech

10:30 am Emerging Opportunities in Iowa: Farmer Panel
Bruce Wessling, contract pork production 
Jay and Jeanne Hansen, on-farm dairy processing
Justin Graves, calving under roof
Paul and Derek Brown, niche pork production

11:45 am Lunch

12:45 am Emerging Opportunities in Iowa: Breakout Sessions
Choose one of the topics from the morning’s farmer panel and attend a breakout session devoted specifically to that topic. Here’s your chance to get all your questions answered!

1:35 pm Feasibility, Financing and Risk Panel 
Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group
Al Patten, Farm Credit Services of America
Chad Hart, Iowa State University

3:45 pm Wrap-up

4:00 pm Adjourn