Johnson to present “Five Strategies & Tools for Marketing Grain” Program


Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension will be at the Spoon River Outreach Center on Monday, November 23rd at noon to present his seminar titled “Five Strategies & Tools for Marketing Grain.”


Topics of interest will be: Supply/Demand and Crop Price Outlook

Basis, Carry and Cost of Grain Ownership

Developing Strategies & Utilizing Marketing Tools

Considering Cash Flow and Farm Finances

Managing Tight 2016 Margins


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.

If you are interested in attending the program please RSVP by November 20th by contacting the McDonough County Farm Bureau office at 309-837-3350 or via the website at  The meeting is free to MM Farm Bureau members and $10 for Associate and non-members. Lunch will begin at 11:30 with the meeting to follow at noon.


The presentation is sponsored by the McDonough County Farm Bureau; Fulton County Farm Bureau; Brett Powell, Country Financial; First Bankers Trust;  Haley Risk Protection LLC and AgriLogic, LLC.



Register HERE