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The Original Landowner Workshop Series for over 40 years! 

Workshop Topics 

Agriculture is a cyclical business, and the ag economy has been in a downturn since the peak six years ago. The downturn has been intensified with significant trade disputes roiling our markets and pushing incomes lower. For many producers, large government MFP payments have been the only profit in crop production for two years. Extreme weather over the past year just added to the overall stress felt at the farm level. Our workshop presenters will cover topics from leasing to land values and commodity prices to help give you, the landowner, the tools you need to survive the "New Normal". 

 

Company executives will present the following timely and informative topics: 

SEARCHING FOR THE NEW NORMAL 

From tariffs to government regulations and consumer food trends, agriculture is searching for a new normal for the future. Will these current market disruptions become permanent or are they temporary? 

  

IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY 

Explore the role that new technologies play in creating a sustainable farming operation (cover crops, aerial imagery, carbon credits, etc). Does this technology enhance the new focus for land investment on Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG)? 

  

EXPLORING THE NEW NORMAL IN LEASING 

Writing a lease in today's volatile environment is a challenge. Learn about factors that need to be considered to negotiate a fair and equitable lease for everyone. 

  

WHAT OWNING LAND MEANS FOR YOU IN THE NEW NORMAL 

Change is a constant in today's world, including every aspect of agriculture. We will discuss the value of owning farmland during these changing times as well as explore the nuts and bolts for a successful succession of landownership to the next generation. 

  

CAN YOUR KIDS FIND YOUR FARM? 

A farm is an operating business and it needs active management, even if you cash lease. Knowing the right questions to ask as you develop a written succession plan for your business is the key. 

 

NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN MARKETS 

Floods, droughts, trade, tariffs, government regulation, and other outside influences are affecting agricultural commodity prices. Learn how to navigate through this turbulent market.  

 

GREEN ENERGY AND FOSSIL FUEL - FINDING THE NEW NORMAL 

Market demands for oil, gas, wind, and solar are changing the rural landscape. Learn about some of the new technology that is helping to shape this market.  

  

Agenda 

Registration Starts: 8:15 AM 

Workshop Begins: 9:00 AM 

Adjourn: 2:30 PM (times are tentative, may be subject to change) 

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included! 

  

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Workshop Attendee Comments 

 

I am just starting out, since I recently inherited my uncle's farm. I now have a stronger foundation of knowledge to build on as I move forward." --- D. Conoyer 

 

A wonderful company in which we have trusted to take care of our family farm. They have proved to be true to their word and their working statement. Very trustworthy." --- C. Page 

 

"We have never contacted our farm manager and not had our questions and concerns totally answered, to our satisfaction and always with our best interest in mind." - C. Frevert 

 

"Best farm workshop I have ever attended. Will sign up next year!" - H. Pansch 

  

"This program opens up a wealth of information that many of us are not aware of. It is well presented and enjoyable. I am from New York and am looking forward to having you there in the future." - G. McMartin 

 

"The workshop was very informative. I highly recommend that coming generations attend." - S. Luidstrin 

 

"I attended this workshop two years ago and was very impressed, equally impressed this visit. For someone who has never farmed, this workshop is so educational - just a great experience!" - J. Reiss 

  

Questions or Comments 

If you have any questions concerning the workshops, please call Danielle Bristol de Wit or Erin Pickett at 1-800-346-2650 or send us your questions and/or comments to info@FarmersNational.com or use the online inquiry form and we will respond promptly. 

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