An educational meeting featuring forecasts, information and insights to help producers plan and reduce risk for the upcoming crop year.

Making The Most Of The Year Ahead.

Insights – Tools – Strategies

Thank you for your interest. GrowingOn® 2022 has concluded. Recordings of the presentations are available below.

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Naomi Blohm 

Grain Marketing Outlook for 2022

Naomi Blohm

Successful grain marketing hinges on understanding your local marketplace as well as the global functions of supply and demand. Ms. Blohm discussed the outlook on current supply and demand trends for corn, soybeans, and wheat. She also presented different potential price objectives for 2022.

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Elliot Dennis 

Plant Fires, Herd Liquidation, and Backed-up Cattle…Oh my! Feedlots’ Pickle Position in 2022

Dr. Elliot Dennis

Feedlots have managed through several unprecedented issues in recent years creating market disruptions and spurring conversations about how cattle are marketed, packing plant efficiency, and appropriate government intervention. Dr. Dennis discussed these situations and how proposed private and government policies could have remedied the problems.

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You Said Profits? What Herding and Risk Management Have in Common

Livestock requires constant management and attention, and so does the financial position of your operation. Dr. Dennis introduced easy-to-use risk management tools available for small and large operations. He discussed the best time to use these tools and recent government programs, which pay you to use risk management tools.

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Corey Geiger 

Poised for Growth: Dairy Opportunities Abound

Corey Geiger

Mr. Geiger helped unravel the complexities of domestic milk markets and global dairy trade. As the conversation unfolds, the future of labor, technology, and on-farm renewable energy projects were discussed as dairy farmers across the country try to chart their financial future.

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brent gloy 

Positioning for Success in 2022 and Beyond

Dr. Brent Gloy

Agricultural economic conditions have been on a roller coaster since 2020 and things are looking up. This improvement offers farmers many opportunities, but also comes with new risks. Dr. Gloy described the evolving economic forces to help you position your business for long-term success.

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Steve Johnson 

Managing Crop Price and Input Cost Volatility

Dr. Steve Johnson

Crop input costs are expected to rise nearly 10% for the ’22 crop year while projected cash prices are expected to decline. Dr. Johnson used a case study approach and explore a variety of tools available to manage compressed profit margins along with methods to improve your risk management strategies and skills.

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Pat VonTersch 

Managing Opportunity and Volatility in Today’s Hog Market

Pat Von Tersch

Mr. Von Tersch reviewed current fundamentals impacting the hog market and dive deep into managing the risk and opportunities in today’s environment. He shared strategies to “insulate your base” and solidify your operation for the future, as well as, discussed challenges associated with making marketing decisions with multiple interests inside your operation.

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david widmar 

Where Do We Go From Here? Strategies for Success

David Widmar

While the 2021 U.S. farm economy has become favorable, questions linger. Mr. Widmar discussed the latest economic conditions and shared strategies that can help you successfully navigate the years ahead.

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