Agriculture is evolving and Hills Bank is pleased to provide a day of education to help our customers stay current on trending issues. The 2018 Ag Outlook will include presentations on food policy, global agriculture and a long-term outlook, the upcoming growing season, and trends in farm equipment.
Vermeer Corporation, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Nine billion people. That is how many people we must feed by 2050. Mark Core’s presentation will focus on “who will do the work” as we embrace that challenge. The entire agriculture chain, including manufacturing, retailers, farmers, and processors, is already being challenged on a daily basis to find the human capital to accomplish the work. What can be done to alleviate this pain? How will the challenge affect rural sociology dynamics?
International Food Policy Research Institute, Senior Research Fellow
Markets and weather change on a daily basis, and policies change from year to year, but what can we say about agriculture over the longer term? This presentation will explore some of the big challenges and opportunities facing agriculture looking several decades ahead to mid-century. These include factors that will affect demand for agricultural commodities (such as changes in global population, incomes, and diets – especially in developing countries), as well as factors that will affect production (such as changes in technology and climate). Keith Wiebe will share results from recent global analyses and discuss how this kind of information can help us plan for the challenges of the future.
Allendale, Inc., Chairman of the Board
Paul Georgy is the co-founder of Allendale, Inc., a worldwide agricultural advisory and research firm. The firm provides agricultural commodity price research and risk management alternatives for producers, major food companies, international corporations, foreign governments, and major news vendors. Join us for Georgy’s comments on La Niña, its impact on the 2018 growing season, and how the markets could respond. Georgy will also discuss the prospects of increased US grain demand as global supplies continue to grow, and he’ll share hedge strategies you can use with your banker.
Machinery Pete is the most trusted source for information about used farm equipment. Greg Peterson, known as Machinery Pete, has built a network of 1,000 regional auctioneers, 600 agriculture lenders, 2,000 implement dealers, and thousands of farmers. Peterson is the multimedia expert on used equipment values for Farm Journal Media, including print and broadcast. He will share trends in used equipment values and stories surrounding farm equipment.
Schedule of Events
- 9:30 – 10:00am: Registration
- 10:00 – 11:00am: Mark Core
- 11:00 – 11:15am: Break
- 11:15am – 12:15pm: Keith Wiebe
- 12:15 – 1:00pm: Lunch
- 1:00 – 2:00pm: Paul Georgy
- 2:00 – 2:15pm: Break
- 2:15 – 3:15pm: Greg Peterson
- 3:15 – 3:30pm: Closing
Please RSVP by March 1st, 2018 by calling 319-358-2261 or online here. This event is brought to you free of charge, thanks to the following sponsors: Ag Risk Insurance; Agri Management Services; Agri-way Partners, LLC; Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.; Hertz Farm Management, Inc.; Iowa State University Extension; KDK Sales & Equipment; LattaHarris, LLP; and Sinclair Tractor.