Louisa County agriculture lenders, agriculture suppliers and producers are invited to a regional Pro-Ag Outlook workshop to be held in Mt Pleasant. We all grow nervous when commodity prices, land values and input cost become volatile. Add in prevented and late planting this spring with drought conditions for good measure and you have plenty of excitement to manage for the 2014 farming year. Managing increased cost and decreasing margins is an area where today’s producer turns to their lender, input supplier, Extension, neighbor, and other agricultural business professionals for advice.
Specialists will be available to provide the tools you will need to make informed decisions at the workshop held at the Henry County Extension Office on Wednesday, November 6. You will hear from several professionals regarding the supply and demand for grains, profit potential and survival techniques in the livestock industry, and the delivery of the Land Tenure Survey and other farm management topics. Jim Jensen, Extension Farm Management Specialist will be there to discuss the new CSR2 land quality ratings. By attending this workshop, you will become more prepared to make important production decisions this winter.
Transportation is available for a small group and car-pooling and registration can be arranged thru the Louisa County Extension & Outreach office by calling the new Agricultural Program Assistant in Louisa County, Andrea Farrier at 319-523-2371 x207. Registration includes workshop materials, breaks and a meal. Registration starts at 7:45am, and the meeting concludes about 11:30am.