Dec. 10 Speaker: Agriculture: What’s Around the Corner and Down the Road?

Dec. 10 Speaker: Agriculture: What’s Around the Corner and Down the Road?

December 3, 2012

Back by popular demand Dave Kohl, professor emeritis from Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech University, will speak on “Agriculture: What’s Around the Corner and Down the Road" at the second program of the 2012-13 Farmers and Ranchers College. The event will be 1 to 4 p.m. December 10 at the Opera House in Bruning.

Focusing on global and domestic economics, Kohl will look at the shift in factors affecting the corn production and marketing and discuss how the “black swans” impact agricultural businesses and producers. He will discuss the major game changers influencing the agriculture landscape as well as how international economics influence land values, commodity prices, and input costs. Is agriculture in an asset or credit bubble? What can you do financially in this business environment to capitalize on the economic volatility? Kohl will give tips on management practices that will help you think globally but act locally in strategic and everyday decision making.

The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 to provide high quality workshops on current issues for agricultural producers in south central Nebraska. It is a collaborative effort among business, industry, and higher education leaders. The Farmers and Ranchers College Committee consists of Fred Bruning of Bruning, Bryan Dohrman of Grafton, Sarah Miller of Carleton, Eric Milton of Milligan, Jim Donovan of Geneva, Bryce Kassik of Geneva, Gordy Nuss of Sutton, and Brandy VanDeWalle of Ohiowa.

For more information on programs being hosted as part of the  2012-2013 Farmers and Ranchers College, see the Extension Agriculture website for Fillmore County.  Registrations are requested to provide a meal count. To register call the Extension office in Fillmore County at (402) 759-3712.

Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator, Fillmore County