ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars

Sessions scheduled across Iowa during November and December

October 30, 2017, 2:40 pm |

Pro-Ag OutlookAMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled a series of Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminars to be held across the state in November and December.

The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants also will receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.

Speakers will vary by location but will include ISU Extension and Outreach state specialists Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist; Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor and extension economist; Lee Schulz, assistant professor and livestock economist; Keri Jacobs, assistant professor and co-operatives economist; and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist. ISU Extension and Outreach field specialists will also be present at the meetings.

This program takes a deep look into the outlook for agriculture in 2018 and provides an opportunity to discuss the current Iowa economic situation with university experts.

Seminars locations and dates

  • Waterloo – Friday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m. Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall
  • Altoona – Monday, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. Polk County Extension Office
  • Fort Dodge – Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Webster County Extension Office
  • Mason City – Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Muse-Norris Conference Center, NIACC
  • Carroll – Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Carroll County Extension Office
  • Spencer – Friday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Spencer School Administrative Building
  • Greenfield – Monday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Warren Cultural Center
  • Iowa City – Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Johnson County Extension Office

Registration can be done on-site 30 minutes prior to the start of each program. There is a registration fee for the program. Additional registration information can be found at