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Farm Income 2005

 

A Workshop Addressing Decision-Making Challenges in a Risky Environment

December 9, 2004

Register by December 6, 2004

Holiday Inn
Exit 95, I-57
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 800/243-7171

December 14, 2004


Register by December 10, 2004

Holiday Inn
1001 W. Killarney
(Exit 183, I-74)
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217/328-7900

December 15, 2004

Register by December 10, 2004

Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 800/589-2769

December 16, 2004

Register by December 10, 2004

Holiday Inn – Airport
6902 27th Street
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309/762-8811

December 21, 2004


Register by December 17, 2004

Hickory Grove Banquet & Conference Center
1127 N 7th Street
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: 815/562-5668

Funding Provided by the Risk Management Agency,
US Department of Agriculture

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINES EXTENDED AS INDICATED IN SCHEDULE ABOVE.

Overview

Volatile crop yields and commodity prices, the changing legal environment, escalating farmland values, and a changing policy environment provide significant challenges for farm operators and owners, agricultural lenders, and managers of farm related businesses.

The University of Illinois Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will be conducting the fifth annual Farm Income workshops in December 2004 to address some of these challenges for the year ahead. The workshops will include four general sessions – “Illinois Farm Income Outlook”, “Outlook for Commodity Prices”, “More Corn and Less Soybeans? Does it Pay?”, and “The WTO, the Federal Budget, and Future Farm Policy”, and four breakout sessions:

  • “FAST Tools: Hands-On Computerized Applications” will provide experience with using Farm Analysis Solution Tools (FAST) including application in grain inventory management, estimations of break-even levels of storing grain, and financial performance.
  • “Farmland Markets in Illinois: Historic Context and Contemporary Issues” will address factors affecting value, property tax developments, leasing alternatives, government program issues, and financial performance as an investment.
  • “Legal Check-Up: Land and Recreational Use Liability” will review rural land related liability issues, including the recent Illinois Supreme Court interpretation of the Recreational Use Act and “§ 1031 Farmland Exchanges, Friend or Foe”, will provide an in-depth discussion of tax deferred like-kind-exchanges of farmland.
  • “Sizing Up Your Marketing Advisory Program” will review farmer marketing performance for corn and soybeans, provide an in-depth review of the performance of market advisory services and other marketing programs, and discuss factors to consider before signing up for a program.

Speakers

  • Paul Ellinger, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
  • Bryan Endres, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Darrel Good, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Gary Hoff, Extension Tax Specialist, University of Illinois
  • Scott Irwin, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Dale Lattz, Extension Economist, University of Illinois
  • Gary Schnitkey, Associate Professor, University of Illinois
  • Bruce Sherrick, Professor, University of Illinois
  • Robert Thompson, Professor, University of Illinois

Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration - Coffee and Rolls
  • 9:00 Illinois Farm Income Outlook - Dale Lattz
  • 9:30 Outlook for Commodity Prices - Darrel Good
  • 10:00 More Corn and Less Soybeans? Does It Pay? - Gary Schnitkey and Dale Lattz
  • 10:30 Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 Breakout Sessions Repeated
  • 3:00 The WTO, the Federal Budget, and Future Farm Policy - Robert Thompson
  • 3:45 Adjourn
Participants may choose to attend two of the four Breakout Sessions
  • Session 1: FAST Tools: Hands-On Computerized Applications
    - Paul Ellinger, Gary Schnitkey and Dale Lattz
  • Session 2: Farmland Markets in Illinois: Historic Context and Contemporary Issues
    - Bruce Sherrick, Gary Schnitkey, Dale Lattz and Paul Ellinger
  • Session 3: Legal Check-Up: Land and Recreational Use Liability and
    1031 Farmland Exchanges, Friend or Foe
    - Don Uchtmann, Bryan Endres and Gary Hoff
  • Session 4: Sizing Up Your Marketing Advisory Program
    - Scott Irwin and Darrel Good

On-Line Registration

You may register on-line with our secure software. Click here

Mail-In Registraion

If you prefer, you may download a copy of the registration form and mail it by the date noted for your session to the following address:

Sue Esposito, University of Illinois
1301 W. Gregory Drive; 326 Mumford Hall
Urbana, IL 61801

or fax to: 217/333-2312

Click here to download the brochure (pdf, 53K)



 
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