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Annual GrowingOn 2020 meetings across Iowa

 

Media & Communications Inquiries

Judith Nygren Corporate Communications & Public Relations Specialist
Phone: 402-348-3346

 

OMAHA, Nebraska - Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is hosting its annual GrowingOn® meetings across Iowa, beginning in December.

Now in its 17th year, GrowingOn 2020 features expanded offerings to help agricultural producers prepare for a new season. For the first time, Iowa producers have a choice between three speakers, each presenting industry insights at a different location.

Steve Johnson, a farm and ag business management specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has been the featured speaker since GrowingOn began. He returns to GrowingOn to discuss “The Road Ahead” and where 2020 might fall in agriculture’s profitability cycles.

Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and part owner of a dairy, will lend his expertise to two topics. “Positioning for Success in Cyclical Economies” examines economic trends and their implications at the farm level. In “Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset,” Kohl takes a new look at the burn rate for both working capital and core land equity and discusses the adjustments producers and lenders need to make to manage current industry trends.

Dr. Brent Gloy, an economist specializing in ag financing and business management, will focus on uncertainties producers face in 2020 and how to manage them.

Below are the locations and dates for FCSAmerica’s GrowingOn meetings. While attendance is free, pre-registration is required. Registration details can be found at GrowingOn.com or by calling 1-800-884-FARM.

 Location  Date  Speaker  Topic

Ames, IA

December 18, 2019

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in Cyclical Economics

Atlantic, IA

January 22, 2020

Brent Gloy

The Farm Economy and Managing Uncertainty

Carroll, IA

January 9, 2020

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Cedar Falls, IA

January 22, 2020

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset

Clear Lake, IA

January 20, 2020

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset

Davenport, IA

December 19, 2019

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in Cyclical Economics

Dubuque, IA

January 20, 2020

Brent Gloy

The Farm Economy and Managing Uncertainty

Emmetsburg, IA

January 8, 2020

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Pella, IA

January 21, 2020

Brent Gloy

The Farm Economy and Managing Uncertainty

Riverside, IA

December 20, 2019

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in Cyclical Economics

Sheldon, IA

December 4, 2019

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Storm Lake, IA

January 21, 2020

Dr. David Kohl

Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset

Waucoma, IA

January 7, 2020

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

 

About Farm Credit Services of America

Farm Credit Services of America is a customer-owned financial cooperative proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than $29.8 billion in assets and $5.6 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com