Tricia Braid

Nov 08, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Farm Policy

Mark your calendar to spend the day in Bloomington-Normal on Tuesday, November 21. First thing that morning, the Illinois Corn Growers Association will hold its annual meeting. Following that at the same location, the WILL Radio Farm Assets Conference will be held. There is a $35 registration fee for the Farm Assets Conference. There is no fee to attend the ICGA Annual Meeting. Not an ICGA member? Join us anyhow and consider becoming a member. Our members tell us their top two reasons for joining are for representation in Washington DC and in Springfield, and because it’s the right thing to do.


Register for the Farm Assets Conference here:


The agenda for the day is as follows:

Farm Assets Conference
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761

 8:00 am | Illinois Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting

 9:30 am | Farm Assets Registration Desk Opens

10:30am | Farm Bill
   - Republican & Democrat Agriculture Staffers TBA
   - Craig Gunderson, Agricultural Economist - University of Illinois

11:30am | WILLAg Soybean Panel
  - Curt Kimmel, Bates Commodities - Normal, Illinois
  - Joe Vaclavik, Standard Grain - Chicago, Illinois
  - Chip Nellinger, Blue Reef Agri-Marketing - Morton, Illinois
  - Todd Hubbs, Commodity Markets Specialist - University of Illinois

Noon | Lunch

1:00pm | Weather
  - Eric Snodgrass, Agrible Inc

1:30pm | Land Market
  - Bruce Sherrick, TIAA Center for Farmland Research - University of Illinois

 2:00pm | Break

 2:20pm | Precision Conservation Management - What Pays?
  - Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois
  - Dale Lattz, University of Illinois

3:10pm | WILLAg Corn Panel
  - Matt Bennett, Bennett Consulting Channel Seeds - Windsor, Illinois
  - Bill Gentry, Risk Management Commodities - Lafayette, Indiana
  - Jim McCormick, Allendale - McHenry, Illinois
  - Todd Hubbs, Commodity Markets Specialist - University of Illinois