Ag Outlook Conference To Be Held In Omaha

Farmers and the agribusiness professionals who want to connect are invited to the Omaha Ag Outlook at Embassy Suites on December 6 and 7. Pre-registration is required, and is available online at http://go.unl.edu/omahaagoutlook  or via 402 472 1772. This meeting is a joint effort of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Iowa State University.
 
The Omaha Ag Outlook meeting begins with the noon meal and a shared livestock market outlook presentation by Kate Brooks of UNL and Lee Schulz of ISU. After that participants have the option to participate in four different sessions. They could visit with Brooks about marketing livestock in Nebraska or with Schulz about marketing livestock in Iowa. Those without livestock could visit with attorney Melissa O’Rourke about the top ten estate planning mistakes, and how to avoid them. Participants could also visit with Kelvin Leibold about the profitability in international agriculture. O’Rourke and Leibold are with Iowa State University Extension.
 
The evening Agricultural and Economic policy banquet takes place at the Anderson O’Brien Art Gallery. Shuttles are provided. Brad Lubben, UNL, will help participants untangle the complications of the farm bill now in conference committee. Nathan Kaufmann, Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is the evening’s other speaker.
 
Omaha Ag Outlook continues Saturday morning with Grain and Oilseed Outlook. Chad Hart, ISU Extension, will lead that discussion. Three breakouts by Hart, Lubben, and Kaufman follow. The conference concludes with a summary and charge to the participants provided by Michael Boehlje of Purdue. Boehlje is a fellow of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association. The fundamental focus of his work has been to integrate concepts of economics, finance and strategy to solve problems of farm and agribusiness managers.
 
For more information about the Omaha Ag Outlook conference contact Tim Eggers at teggers@iastate.eduor 712 303 7781. Registration is available online at http://go.unl.edu/omahaagoutlookor via phone at 402 472 1772. Participants who need to stay overnight are encouraged to book rooms through the Embassy Suites using the term Ag Outlook to receive a preferred rate.
 
ADDED 11/25/13: 
Data Transmission Network Agricultural Meteorologist Bryce Anderson is joining the suite of presenters at the Omaha Ag Outlook. That brings the number of presenters to eight and helps to balance the program.
 
The Omaha Ag Outlook will be held at Embassy Suites Old Market on December 6 and 7. The registration fee of $150 covers meals and materials. Registration is available online at http://go.unl.edu/omahaagoutlookor via phone at 402 472 1772. The deadline for registration at the $150 rate is December 1.
 
Omaha Ag Outlook provides access to primary session presenters through breakout sessions. There will also be an informal evening discussion period following the evening agricultural and financial policy sessions.
 
The program opens with a meal and livestock outlook general session. Breakouts follow on Iowa and Nebraska livestock outlook, avoiding estate planning mistakes, and international agriculture profitability. The group will reconvene with Anderson¹s session on weather outlook.
 
Brad Lubben of UNL and Nathan Kaufmann of the Federal Reserve are the evening program speakers. The evening program and meal will take place at Anderson O¹Brien Art Gallery.
 
Grain Outlook followed by breakout sessions on grain outlook, ag policy, or financial policy follow. The program is wrapped up by Mike Boehlje of Purdue with a summary of the new things shared at the program and ways farmers and agribusiness can use the information to make better decisions.
 
For more information about the Omaha Ag Outlook conference contact Tim Eggers at teggers@iastate.eduor 712 303 7781. Registration is available online at http://go.unl.edu/omahaagoutlookor via phone at 402 472 1772. Participants who need to stay overnight are encouraged to book rooms through the Embassy Suites Old Market at (402) 346-9000 using the term Ag Outlook to receive a preferred rate.

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