ISU Extension Holding Ag Outlook Meetings Statewide

ISU Extension Holding Ag Outlook Meetings Statewide

Commodity price outlook, farm financial management and income tax updates will be covered.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Outlook & Management Seminar in central Iowa on Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be at the ISU Extension office at 1625 Adventureland Drive, in Altoona, on the northeast edge of Des Moines. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. This central Iowa meeting is one of a series on ag outlook and financial management being held in November at various locations across the state.

PREPARE FOR TIGHTER MARGINS: Crop and livestock price outlook and financial management topics, along with income tax information, are being presented by ISU Extension specialists at meetings across Iowa in November. Crop prices likely will be lower in the next several years than they have been in the past several years, and per acre returns will decline.

These seminars will provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions as well as expected trends in crop and livestock prices and income potential. In addition, the potential new farm program and economic implications will be discussed.

Corn, soybean, hog and cattle market outlook information and management considerations

Speakers at the central Iowa meeting on Nov. 15 include ISU Extension economist Chad Hart, farm management specialist Steve Johnson, farm management specialist Shane Ellis, and Roger McEowen, an ag law professor and tax specialist.

The afternoon session is the 2013 Farm Income Tax Seminar with McEowen, who is director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT) at ISU. Also on the program is tax specialist Charles Brown, president of AgriFinancial Services, LLC. The Altoona site will also be the host for the webinar broadcast statewide and is sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

Pre-register before Wednesday Nov. 13 if you want to attend the Nov. 15 seminar at Altoona

The registration fee for the day is $35 per person or $50 per couple. That amount is payable at the door at 8:30 a.m. the day of the seminar. The first session begins at 9 a.m. This fee includes a catered lunch, refreshments and all training materials. Phone registration is required on or before Wednesday, Nov. 13, by calling 515-957-5760.~~~PAGE_BREAK_HERE~~~

This central Iowa meeting and the others across the state are open to the public. For more information, click here.

A list of the ag outlook and financial management seminar locations across Iowa

These Ag Outlook & Management Seminars are designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. People who attend will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.




Wednesday, November 6

7:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Mt. Pleasant

Wednesday, November 6

3:45 PM - 8:30 PM


Thursday, November 7

7:45 AM - 11:30 AM


Thursday, November 7

3:45 PM - 8:30 PM


Wednesday, November 13

4:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Fort Dodge

Thursday, November 14

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Thursday, November 14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mason City

Friday, November 15

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Wednesday, November 20

9:00 AM


Wednesday, November 20

1:15 PM


Friday, December 6 - Saturday December 7

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM


* Information will be added as it becomes available.

"Evaluating Your Estate Plan" workshops are coming up in December and January

These workshops will answer estate planning questions and prepare you for your future farm transitions and estate planning.

Topics include:

Language of Estate Planning

Property Ownership

Use of Business Entities

Transferring Decision Making Control

Gift, Estate & Inheritance Taxes

Calculating Retirement Costs

Setting Goals for Retirement or Farm Transition

Steps for Implementing Your Estate Plan

Featured speakers: Melissa O'Rourke, an ISU Extension farm and agribusiness management specialist for Northwest Iowa; and Kelvin Leibold, an ISU farm & agribusiness management specialist for Central Iowa. All programs run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and lunch is included. Fee is $50 per person, payable to the Extension Office at each meeting site. Dates below are tentative and subject to change. Check with your ISU Extension county office for details and to register to attend.

December 2013/January 2014


December 9

Carson/Pottawattamie County

December 10

Creston/Union County

December 11

Mt. Pleasant/Henry County

December 12

Boone County – Boone or Grand Junction

December 13

Charles City/Floyd County

January 27

Grundy Center/Grundy County

January 29

Independence/Buchanan County

January 30

West Bend/Palo Alto & Kossuth Counties

January 31

Forest City/Winnebago County

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