Doors Open at 9:30am


Doors open at 9:30am. The noon meal is included. Parking is free in the deck next to the Marriott. There are a large number of vendors available for you to talk with prior to and during the breaks. Come and check out the whole of the event.

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Farm Assets Conference
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761

 8:00 am | Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting

 9:30 am | Farm Assets Registration Desk Opens

10:30am | Farm Bill, Crop Insurance, Trade, and Ag Legislation
  - Trevor Reuschel, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
  - Tara Smith, VP of Federal Affairs, Michael Torrey & Associates
  - Craig Gundersen, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois

11:30am | WILLAg Soybean Panel
  - Curt Kimmel, Bates Commodities - Normal, Illinois
  - Joe Vaclavik, Standard Grain - Chicago, Illinois
  - Chip Nellinger, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing - Morton, Illinois
  - Todd Hubbs, Commodity Markets Specialist - University of Illinois

Noon | Lunch

1:00pm | Weather
  - Eric Snodgrass, Agrible Inc

1:30pm | Farmland Still Holding Value
  - Bruce Sherrick, TIAA Center for Farmland Research - University of Illinois

 2:00pm | Break

 2:20pm | Marrying Conservation and Economics
   - Laura Gentry, Director of Water Quality - Illinois Corn Growers Association
   - Dale Lattz, farmdoc Research Specialist - University of Illinois
   - Gary Schnitkey, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois
   - Randy Stauffer, Precision Conservation Management Coordinator

3:10pm | WILLAg Corn Panel
  - Matt Bennett, Bennett Consulting Channel Seeds - Windsor, Illinois
  - Bill Gentry, Risk Management Commodities - Lafayette, Indiana
  - Jim McCormick, Allendale - McHenry, Illinois
  - Todd Hubbs, Commodity Markets Specialist - University of Illinois

4:00pm | Conservation Survey via the Illinois Nature Conservancy & Illinois Soybean Association