AMES, Iowa — The Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference (SMLVC) will celebrate its 84th annual meeting on May 11, 2011, at the Scheman Building. This one-day event is the longest running conference on the Iowa State University campus.
Sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension, the conference will provide updated information for farm managers, rural appraisers, real estate brokers, lenders and others who have an interest in Iowa farmland. Conference participants are eligible for six hours of continuing education credit for renewal of a real estate and broker's license. This conference has been also approved for six hours of continuing education for Iowa Appraisal License renewal.
General economic conditions and the impacts of the changing rural population will be covered in the morning sessions, said Michael Duffy, professor of economics and ISU Extension farm management specialist, a member of the conference planning committee. Grain and weather outlooks will be covered in the afternoon sessions, as well as the changing relations between cash rents and land values.
Registration information and a conference agenda are available online at www.cpm.iastate.edu/Upcoming. Registration costs are $90 on or before May 4, but registration is available up to the day of the event at an increased price of $100.