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Prepare for 2017 Iowa Agriculture at Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meetings

By Staff | Oct 11, 2016

SIOUX CITY Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host two Agricultural Outlook meetings in NW Iowa on Nov. 9. The three-hour morning session will be in Spencer (8:30 a.m.) and the afternoon session in LeMars (1:30 p.m.).

This program is designed to provide participants with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential, and management implications. Each program will feature information presented by specialists from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist with Iowa State University, will discuss past, current and future prices.

Lee Schulz, livestock economist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will explain factors that are influencing calf prices and how producers can use that information to make decisions about selling at weaning, backgrounding, or finishing.

Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist at Iowa State University, will address how to manage a farm business with low to negative crop margins.

The sessions are open to the public, however pre-registration is requested two days prior to the date of the event. The pre-registration fee is $20 ($25 at the door) for speakers/materials and light refreshments. For locations, times and program content, contact your farm management field specialist or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html.