Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar In Iowa City December 5

Chad Hart

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Johnson County is hosting a Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Seminar on December 5. The program is designed to provide agribusiness leaders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications. Participants will also receive an overview of the agricultural industry and learn how changes may affect Iowa producers.
Speakers will include ISU Extension and Outreach state specialists Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist; Wendong Zhang, assistant professor and extension economist; and Lee Schulz, associate professor and livestock 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 2019 and provides an opportunity to discuss the current situation with university experts on the Iowa economy.
Dr. Wendong Zhang, extension economist and a Chinese native from Iowa State University. Dr. Zhang leads the Iowa Land Value Survey, the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, and co-founded the new ISU China Ag Center. He will discuss the recent developments of U.S.-China trade disruptions and the implications for ag exports, farm income and land values. He will also briefly discuss results from the new 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey.
Dr. Chad Hart, Extension Crop Economist will discuss the market outlook for corn and soybeans. Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist will discuss the market outlook for cattle, swine, dairy, and poultry.
Registration fee for the Iowa City meeting is $35 and is payable at the door. Please call the Johnson County office to preregister (319-337-2145). Lunch is provided and will start at 12:30 with the meeting following lunch. Additional registration information for other locations can be found at

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