Illinois Extension

2023 Farm Assets Conference

The farmdoc Team and University of Illinois Extension are proud to present the Farm Assets Conference. This meeting traces its history to 2014 picking up from the Illinois Commodities Conference. 

This year's Farm Assets Conference is scheduled for Friday, December 15 at the i-Hotel & Illinois Conference Center on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. central. 

Extension and farmdoc programming are designed as cost-recovery events. Registration for 2023 is $80 per person through December 8 and $90 thereafter. Media and Extension personnel may register for free. 

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2023 Farm Assets Conference  
Friday, December 15, 2023
i-Hotel, Champaign, Illinois

8:30am | Doors Open

9:00am | An Update on Brazilian Crop & Trade Prospects
- Joana Colussi, University of Illinois Global Agribusiness Management

9:30am | The 2023 Farm Bill
- Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Gardner Agriculture Policy Program
- Andrew Larson, Illinois Soybean Association Government Relations
- Brad Stotler, Illinois Corn Growers Association Public Policy

10:15am | Break

10:30am | Row Crop Farming in a War Zone
Roman Gorobets, Farmer - Ukraine

11:00 | The RFS, Renewable Diesel, SAF & the Future of Biofuels
- Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Agricultural Economist

11:30am | Lunch

12:30pm | farmdoc S&D Tables & Price Prospects
- Joe Janzen, University of Illinois Agricultural Economist
- Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Agricultural Economist

1:00pm | ACE Commodity Markets Discussion
- Matt Bennett, Co-Founder
- Joe Janzen, University of Illinois Agricultural Economist
- Brian Stark, Profit Center Manager, Clymers, Delphi, & Frito Lay Grain
- Collin Watters, Illinois Corn Growers Association

1:45 | Break

2:00 | Field Crops Production Issues
- Emily Heaton, University of Illinois Director of I-Regen
- Emerson Nafziger, Emeritus University of Illinois Extension Agronomist
- Nick Seiter, University of Illinois Extension Field Crops Entomologist

3:00pm | The Value of Farmland
- Michael Gunderson, Chief Credit Officer - Farm Credit Illinois
- Bruce Sherrick, Director TIAA Center for Farmland Research

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