Farming for the Future Conference Video

CSIF's popular Farming for the Future Conference: The Risk and Reward of Livestock Production was held January 23, 2015.  Livestock farmers who missed the conference can now view the various segments via video. Each segment includes experts who can help Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers manage changes to their farms. 

Topics ranged from cycles in the agricultural industry and risk mitigation to financial feasibility and obtaining financing for new livestock projects. The videos highlight several opportunities in the livestock industry, from cattle to hogs to aquaculture.

To watch the full videos, click the links below.

Financial Feasibility of Livestock Production
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech 

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Determining the Right Opportunity for You: Panel Discussion
Farmer and industry panelists discuss production and risk mitigation 
specifically for hogs, cattle and fish.

Cattle:
Brian Feldpausch, cattle feeder & Kelli Totemeier, Big Gain Feed

Hogs: 
Matt Raasch, contract pork producer
Nick Fitzgerald, The Maschhoffs

Fish: 
Mark Nelson, fish farmer & John Rea, VeroBlue Farms


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Maintaining Profitability on the Farm: Breakout Sessions

 

Cattle: 
Brian Feldpausch, cattle feeder
Kelli Totemeier, Big Gain Feed

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Hogs: 
Matt Raasch, contract pork producer & Nick Fitzgerald, The Maschhoffs

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Fish: 
Mark Nelson, fish farmer & John Rea, VeroBlue Farms

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Show Me the Money: Financing Panel

 

Livestock Lending 101                            
Jayme Ungs, US Bank

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Financial Management Strategies                            
Al Patten, Farm Credit Services of America

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Producers Livestock Financing and Risk Management Programs                  
Tim Meyer, Producers Livestock Credit Corporation

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Question and Answer

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