Johnson to present “Managing Crop Price Volatility: Strategies & Tools” Program


Steve Johnson

Dr. Steve Johnson, Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist from Iowa State University Extension will be at the Spoon River Outreach Center on Monday, November 25th at noon to present his seminar titled “Managing Crop Price Volatility: Strategies & Tools.”

Topics of interest will be: Supply/Demand & Price Outlook, Outside Markets & Speculative Investors, Storing Unpriced Grain, Using both Cash & Futures Markets, 2014 Cost of Production Estimates, Crop Insurance & the Farm Bill.

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 22nd by contacting the McDonough County Farm Bureau office at 309-837-3350 or by clicking HERE. The meeting is free to MM Farm Bureau members and $10 for Associate and non-members. Lunch will begin at 11:15 a.m., Dr. Sparks- ENT will give a presentation entitled “Will you lend me your ear?” at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will follow at noon.

This meeting is sponsored by the McDonough and Hancock County Farm Bureaus, Citizens, A Division of Morton Community Bank, Country Financial Representative Brett Powell, and Haley Risk Protection and Agronomy Service and First Bankers Trust.


Register by clicking HERE!