Johnson to present “Crop Price Outlook: Managing Risks in Uncertain Times” Program


Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension will be at the Spoon River Outreach Center on Tuesday,  November 20th at 12 p.m. to present his seminar titled “Crop Price Outlook: Managing Risks in Uncertain Times.”

Topics of interest will be: Outlook for 2012 and 2013 Crop Market Prices, 2013 Input Costs and Planted Acreage, Influence of Outside Markets and Commodity Fund Investors, Impact of U.S. and Global Economics, Income Tax Strategies and New Farm Program Prospects.

Steve serves as the Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension.  He presents annually at more than 100 meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and field events across the Midwest.  He holds BS and MS degrees from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.

Steve specializes in topics related to grain marketing, government farm programs, crop insurance and other risk management strategies.  He writes and trains on topics related to farm programs, grain production contracts, grain storage, farmland leasing and related crop income issues.  He contributes to articles featured in a variety of farm magazines, websites, e-newsletters and other    print and electronic media.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow at noon. If you are interested in attending the program please RSVP by November 19th  by contacting the McDonough County Farm Bureau office at 309-837-3350.  The meeting is free to MM Farm Bureau members and $10 for Associate and non-members. This meeting is sponsored by the McDonough and Hancock County Farm Bureaus, Citizens, A Division of Morton Community Bank, Country Financial Representative Brett Powell, Haley Risk Protection and Agronomy Service and Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC.