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Annual GrowingOn 2020 meetings across South Dakota

 

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 South Dakota, 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, South Dakota 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.

David Widmar, an agricultural economist and co-founder of Agricultural Economics Insights (AEI), will focus on key trends impacting production ag and the strategies that will position producers to succeed in this environment.

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. The South Dakota Corn Growers is co-sponsoring meetings in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls and Watertown. All meetings are free, but pre-registation is required. Registration details can be found at GrowingOn.com or by calling 1-800-884-FARM.

Location

Date

Speaker

Topic

Aberdeen, SD*

December 2, 2019

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Fort Pierre, SD

December 3, 2019

David Widmar

The Farm Economy Outlook: Preparing Your Farm for 2020 and Beyond:

Huron, SD

December 4, 2019

David Widmar

The Farm Economy Outlook: Preparing Your Farm for 2020 and Beyond:

Mitchell, SD

December 5, 2019

David Widmar

The Farm Economy Outlook: Preparing Your Farm for 2020 and Beyond:

Rapid City, SD

January 16, 2020

Brent Gloy

The Farm Economy and Managing Uncertainty

Sioux Falls, SD*

December 5, 2019

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

Watertown, SD*

December 3, 2019

Steve Johnson

Vision 2020: The Road Ahead

*GrowingOn meetings co-sponsored by FCSAmerica and South Dakota Corn Growers.

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.

About South Dakota Corn Growers Association

South Dakota Corn is comprised of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council. The Growers Association is a grassroots organization that works to increase the profitability of the state’s corn farmers through its membership’s strong voice in all state and national legislative issues. The Utilization Council administers the state’s corn check-off program and works to increase corn farmers’ profitability through the development of new markets and the promotion of new uses.