Janelle Johnson

Jan 16 2019

2019 Ag Outlook Event


Agriculture is constantly evolving, and Hills Bank is pleased to provide a day of education to help our customers stay current on trending issues. The 2019 Ag Outlook will include presentations on positioning your business for success in today’s economic climate, what new technologies and trends in agriculture may mean, and profitable opportunities in the near future.

RSVP-online-buttonJoin us at 10:00 am on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort for the 2019 Ag Outlook. The following speakers will present:

Kevin Kimle
Iowa State University
10:00am – 11:00am

ag-outlook-kevin-kimleThe largest food delivery business is Uber Eats. Tyson Foods has invested in lab-grown meat businesses. The fastest growth category of protein snacks is insects. The biggest deployment of self-driving vehicles is in agriculture.

Gene editing. Machine learning. Artificial intelligence. The Internet of Things. What are the implications of new technologies in agriculture? What mega-trends will drive change in the way people eat and how we farm? Spend some time in the world of startup agriculture with Kevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University.

Dan Hueber
The Hueber Report
11:15am – 12:15pm

ag-outlook-dan-hueberAfter years of difficult markets and low prices, it may be time we enter a new cycle in agriculture. Find out what Dan Hueber, co-founder of the Hueber Report, expects and how you as a producer can profit from the opportunities in the years ahead.

Hueber began his career in the cash grain business managing independent grain elevators such as Malta Grain and Feed and Hueber & Sons when he was 19 years old, but his true interest always lay in commodity analysis and markets. In 1988 he and a partner opened The Hueber Report, an independent advisory and brokerage firm in Sycamore, Illinois.

Dr. David Kohl
Virginia Tech, Professor Emeritus
1:15pm – 3:15pm

ag-outlook-david-kohlNow into the sixth year of the agricultural economic reset, varying degrees of financial stress are emerging in many agricultural sectors. What is around the corner and down the road concerning the global and domestic economy, land values, cash rents, and the overall bottom line? This session will examine both the short run and long run economic and financial picture. What are the adjustments producers and lenders must make to position for success? A new look at burn rate, not only on working capital, but also on core land equity, will be provided along with trends that will impact the industry now and by 2030.

Kohl served as Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics for 25 years at Virginia Tech, has published four books and over 2100 articles on financial and business-related topics. Join us for a high energy session that will get you prepared for one of the most critical periods in agriculture.

Schedule of Events

  • 9:30 – 10:00am: Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:00am: Kevin Kimle
  • 11:00 – 11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm: Dan Hueber
  • 12:15 – 1:15pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 – 3:15pm: Dr. David Kohl
  • 3:15 – 3:30pm: Closing

Please RSVP by February 19, 2019 by calling 319-358-2261 or online here. This event is brought to you free of charge, thanks to the following sponsors: Advanced Tiling and Trenching, Inc.; Ag Risk Insurance; Agri Management Services; Agri-way Partners, LLC; Eichelberger Farms, Inc.; Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.Hertz Farm Management, Inc.Iowa State University Extension; KDK Sales & Equipment; LattaHarris, LLP; and Sinclair Tractor.

Janelle Johnson

About Janelle Johnson

Janelle Johnson is a Commercial Banking Officer at Hills Bank’s Washington location. She has been with Hills Bank since May 2014 helping businesses, farms, and individuals with their banking needs. Janelle grew up on a farm near Crawfordsville, IA and went on to graduate from Iowa State University. She is married, has a daughter and lives in Washington, Iowa where she is very active in the community. Janelle can be reached at janelle_johnson@hillsbank.com.

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