Tuesday, January 9, 2018
8:00 am - Welcome and Kick-Off
James Mintert, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Director of Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture
The Future Food Consumer: Implications for Producers
Jayson Lusk, Department Head and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Do you know what tomorrow's consumer wants? Learn ways for you to shift your focus to take advantage of emerging demands.
Managing Your Way Through Agricultural Cycles
Jason Henderson, Director of Purdue Extension and Professor of Agricultural Economics
History doesn't repeat itself, but it has a way of rhyming. Lessons from past ag cycles provide insight into how you can manage your way through the current tight-margin environment.
Your Farm's War Chest: How to Build It; How to Use It
Michael Langemeier, Purdue Professor of Agricultural Economics and Associate Director of Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture; David Widmar, Purdue Research Associate; and James Mintert
Learn how you can make sound strategic decisions for your farm that still leave the door open for future opportunities.
Basis: An Overlooked Opportunity?
Nathan Thompson, Purdue Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics; Chris Hurt, Purdue Professor of Agricultural Economics; and James Mintert
Learn how to identify seasonal basis patterns that can provide profit opportunities for your farm.
Before You Make 2018 Decisions: Rethink Your Risk Management Strategy
Art Barnaby, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
Your farm business has changed a lot in recent years. Has your crop insurance strategy kept pace?
Lowering Your Production Cost without Reducing Yield Potential - A Discussion with Purdue's Top Crop Scientists
Robert Nielsen, Purdue Professor of Agronomy specializing in corn; Shaun Casteel, Purdue Associate Professor of Agronomy specializing in soybeans; and Bill Johnson, Purdue Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology specializing in weed science
Purdue's top crop production scientists provide tips to help you reduce your farm's cost per bushel.
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