2018 Resilient Farm Roadshow

Building habits to become profitable Farm Managers


Some of the habits of successful farm managers include being innovative and cost conscious, and evaluating the returns on alternative technologies and investments. Cash flow management is key in preserving working capital in these tight economic times. Crop insurance and marketing present opportunities to manage risks. All topics will be covered at this half-day workshop. A panel discussion of successful farm managers will bring home these topics to implementable strategies. An optional computer session in the afternoon will go over developing a cash flow for an individual operation.



February 13, 2018
Dekalb, IL
Faranda’s Banquet Center
Faranda’s Banquet Center
302 Grove St.
Dekalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-981-3304
February 14, 2018
Galesburg, IL
Prairie Inn and Conference Center
Prairie Inn and Conference Center
300 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
February 15, 2018
Bloomington, IL
Chateau Bloomington
Chateau Bloomington
1621 Jumer Dr
Bloomington, IL 61704
February 20, 2018
Altamont IL
Carriage House Event Center
Carriage House Event Center
8 W. Carriage Ln
Altamont, IL 62411
February 21, 2018
Mt. Vernon, IL
Drury Inn
Drury Inn
145 N 44th St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864


8:15 - 8:45 AM
8:45- 9:00 AM
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Cash Flow Management
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: Resilient Farms
10:00 – 10:30 AM
10:30 – 11:00 AM
Crop Insurance as a Risk Management Tool
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Habits of Resilient Farmers
11:30 AM– 12:00 PM
Return on Investment on Production Decision
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Optional Cash Flow Planning Using Fast Tools


Compeer Insurance Personnel
Farm Credit Illinois Insurance Personnel
Dan Davidson
Agronomist, Illinois Soybean Association
Gary Schnitkey
Professor, Farm Management, University of Illinois
Dwight Rabb
CEO, Illinois Farm Business Farm Management

Financial Support

Funding for this project provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDS National Institute of Food and Agriculture under Award Number 2015-59200-24226

Additional support was provided by the Illinois Soybean Association under their profitability initiative.

Break support was provided by Compeer and Farm Credit Illinois.