Dr. Steve Johnson
Lee County Farm Bureau
The Lee, Carroll, Ogle and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus along with COUNTRY Financial will host a crop marketing workshop on the November 21st at the Days Inn, located at 2105 First Ave, Rock Falls, IL at 7:00 pm. "Controlling the Crop Controllables - 10 Steps to Profitability in 2018" is a two hour seminar designed specifically for producers to help them manage risk associated with the current low commodity markets and identify market conditions to capture profit margins through 2017 and into 2018.
Dr. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension Farm Management Specialist, will facilitate the program. Steve has served as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach since 1999.
He specialized in topics related to government farm programs, crop insurance, crop marketing, grain contracts, farmland leasing and other crop risk management strategies. In the past year, he has conducted more than 120 meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences across the Corn Belt with nearly 15,000 in attendance.
Dr. Johnson uses web sites such as ISU Ag Decision Maker and Polk County Extension Farm Management along with various print and electronic media. Annually he reaches more than 200,000 producers, landowners and other agribusiness professionals.
During this two hour program, producers will examine the following topics:
This presentation will assist producers in designing and implementing a marketing plan that is specific to their own operation. It will present producers with various option they can effectively utilize to capture market profits, manager market risk in this volatile market. minimize cost increases and make informed decisions on input pricing, storage options and position their marketing plan for profit protection. Market and recent economic factors will be examined and producers will learn to identify where profit opportunities and pitfalls lie for their farm operations through 2017 and into next year.
The workshop is FREE to all participants, but registration is required.
For more information on the workshop, or to register, please call the Lee County Farm Bureau at (815)857-3531.
LCFB is seeking
Notice is hereby given that the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Lee County Farm Bureau will be held at the Lee County Farm Bureau office, located at 37 S. East Ave, Amboy, IL on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. For the the purpose of considering and acting upon reports of the board of directors and officers of the preceding year: to elect members of the board of directors to serve for a term of three years and for the consideration and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting.
Lee County Farm Bureau,
Mike Mead, Secretary
ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU
Board of directors
President: Don Meyer
Vice President: Dave Gorman
Secretary: Mike Mead
Treasurer: Allyn Buhrow
District 1 Directors:
Leonard Sheaffer, Ryan Appelquist, Kyle Sheaffer
District 2 Directors:
Allyn Buhrow, Jeff Pfeiffer, Shane Hussey
District 3 Directors:
Adam Henkel, Dave Gorman
District 4 Directors:
Don Meyer, Mike Mead, Mike Meusel, Jason Bonnell