Johnson to present “Merchandising Your 2016 Crop” 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 21 at noon to present his seminar titled “Merchandising Your 2016 Crop.”


Topics of interest will be:  Crop Supply/Demand & Price Outlook, Basis Trends, Futures Carry & the Cost of Grain Ownership, Marketing Strategies & Tools and Working with Your Grain Merchandiser.


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 17th 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 be served at 11:30 a.m with the meeting to follow at noon.

The meeting is sponsored by Brett Powell, Country Financial; First Bankers Trust, Haley Risk Protection & Agronomy Services/AgriLogic; Fulton County Farm Bureau, McDonough County Farm Bureau and Western Grain Marketing.