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Farmland Markets Conference Nov. 13

Published October 30, 2013

URBANA, Ill. – The TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research at the University of Illinois is hosting the Farmland Markets Conference: Profitability and Future Perspectives. The conference will be held Wednesday, Nov.13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.

The keynote speaker will be the United States Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Joseph Glauber. He will address the state of agriculture in the United States and provide linkages between commodity markets, global supply and demand markets, and forces affecting farmland markets into the future.

U of I faculty and staff from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will give presentations at individual sessions.

Bruce Sherrick will speak on farmland performance as a financial asset for both owners and operators.

Gary Schnitkey will discuss farmland rental arrangements and how income is split with different types of rental contracts.

Scott Irwin will give a presentation on the commodity outlook, explaining how the Renewable Fuel Standards affect current and future prices.

Jonathan Coppess will provide an update on the Farm Bill’s progress, deadlines and program expirations, and farm program alternatives.

And Tim Hopper will present “Top 10 Global Dynamics that Make Your Farm What It Is Worth.”

Registration is $85, $99 after Oct. 31 and includes lunch and materials. For more information and to register, visit or; or call 800-728-7511.