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Farm Assets Conference

December 15th, 2023

i-Hotel, Champaign, Illinois

An Update on Brazilian Crop & Trade Prospects | The 2023 Farm Bill | Row Crop Farming in a War Zone Roman Gorobets, Farmer - Ukraine | The RFS, Renewable Diesel, SAF & the Future of Biofuels | farmdoc S&D Tables & Price Prospects | ACE Commodity Markets Discussion | Field Crops Production Issues | The Value of Farmland

Becoming Part of the Solution: Joining PCM for Sustainable Agriculture

November 16th, 2023

Are you interested in becoming part of a network that supports sustainable farming through data-driven decision making? Then this webinar, focusing on Precision Conservation Management (PCM), is for you. PCM is an innovative approach that combines financial analysis with conservation practice to help farmers make informed decisions that are both profitable and eco-friendly. This webinar will explain the intricacies of PCM, how it can enhance your farming operations, and why joining the PCM team could be a game-changer for your…

Cover Crops 101: Maximizing Benefits for Midwest Farmers

November 9th, 2023

Cover crops offer multiple benefits – from improving soil health and reducing erosion to enhancing water retention and controlling pests. In this webinar, we'll introduce you to the concept of cover crops, their myriad benefits, and their role in modern, sustainable farming practices.

Navigating New Depreciation Rules To Avoid Surprises for Farm Taxpayers

November 7th, 2023

This farmdoc webinar, by Bob Rhea and Brad Zwilling from Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM), will provide an overview of recent changes to federal and state depreciation rules, including the phase-out of 100% bonus depreciation and Illinois' elimination of bonus depreciation. We will explain the implications of these changes for farmers' taxes and offer planning strategies.

The Arrival of Spotted Lanternfly: Tips for Illinois Farmers

October 26th, 2023

With the spotted lanternfly detected in Illinois, farmers need to be informed about monitoring and management of this invasive pest. This webinar will take an in-depth look at SLF biology, behavior, and research-based control methods to help farmers make a plan for protecting their operations.

Navigating Carbon Markets: Opportunities and Strategies for Farmers

October 19th, 2023

With the growing emphasis on climate change and sustainable practices, carbon markets are becoming an attractive opportunity for farmers to not only contribute to environmental conservation but also to generate additional income. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of carbon markets, how they work, and the potential benefits they hold for your agricultural practices.

Illinois Farm Leases: What Owners and Tenants Need to Know for 2024

October 17th, 2023

Tune in for this timely webinar with Nick Paulson and Paul Stoddard of the farmdoc team at the University of Illinois covering rental market trends, lease types, setting rental rates, and discussion of other considerations and best practices. Valuable insights for both rental parties!

Maximizing Returns through MRTN: A Farmer’s Guide

October 12th, 2023

Join us for this informative session as we delve into the details of Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN). Farmers in the Midwest face unique challenges when it comes to balancing soil health, crop yield, and cost-effectiveness. The MRTN approach provides a strategic solution, helping farmers achieve optimal results while reducing unnecessary expenses. This webinar will introduce the concept of MRTN, its benefits, and how it can revolutionize your farming practices to maximize returns.

Join the Fight Against Herbicide-Resistant Waterhemp: Participate in Our Statewide Survey

September 12th, 2023

Please join Dr. Aaron Hager and Travis Wilke of the University of Illinois for a webinar discussing their upcoming statewide survey of waterhemp resistance to Group 15 herbicides. Waterhemp is a troublesome weed that has developed resistance to herbicides from multiple site-of-action groups across Illinois and other states. This survey aims to gather waterhemp seed samples from fields throughout Illinois to test sensitivity to Group 15 herbicides like S-metolachlor (Dual II Magnum and others) and acetochlor (Warrant and others). In…

Profitability and Conservation Practices: Results from Precision Conservation Management

September 7th, 2023

Precision Conservation Management (PCM) has collected and analyzed production data on Illinois farms since 2015, with additional data from farms in Kentucky and Nebraska. In this webinar, Megan Miller (IL Soybean Association), Laura Gentry and, Greg Goodwin (IL Corn Growers Association), and Gary Schnitkey (University of Illinois) will share results from PCM's extensive dataset, providing valuable insights for farmers interested in implementing conservation practices.

Corn Field Search and Rescue Tips and Techniques

July 27th, 2023

Join us for this informative webinar where Ralph Kuchenbrod will provide essential tips and techniques for effectively and safely conducting searches in corn fields. Searches in agricultural settings like corn fields present unique challenges and risks that searchers must be prepared for.

A farmdoc Journey in Brazil: AgTech and Innovative Farm Practices

May 18th, 2023

Joana Colussi, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, and Eric Morgan recently traveled to Brazil as part of a research project on technology adoption among farmers, sponsored by the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies. The team will share their observations and experiences from visiting the Agrishow, ag technology firms, University research groups, and farms in the Center-West.

Corn Rootworm: Bt Resistance and Management Recommendations for Illinois

March 30th, 2023

Corn rootworm remains the most economically damaging insect pest of corn in Illinois, though its impact in recent years has primarily been felt in the northern third of the state. The ongoing development of resistance to Bt traits has complicated management decisions for Illinois farmers. Join University of Illinois scientists to discuss the status of rootworm populations and Bt resistance throughout Illinois, as well as management recommendations for dealing with this troublesome pest.

All Day Ag Outlook

March 7th, 2023

The farmdoc Team,, and University of Illinois Extension are proud to present the All Day Ag Outlook. This meeting has been an annual tradition in the month of March at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana since 1991.

This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. central / 8:30 a.m. eastern and the $30 fee includes both coffee and rolls in the morning and a Beef House lunch.

Crop Risk Management for 2023, Part Two

March 2nd, 2023

Many of the risk management decisions impacting 2023 crop production will be made soon.  At the end of February, projected prices for crop insurance will be known.

We will cover decision related choices related to corn or soybeans, marketing, leasing, commodity title alternatives, & crop insurance alternatives

IFES Online: Presenter Round Table Wrap Up

February 23rd, 2023

Wrap up the IFES season with the farmdoc team.  Hosted by Todd Gleason.  Featuring Joe Janzen, Joana Colussi, Bruce Sherrick, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson & Scott Irwin.

Top Ten Business Strategies 2023

February 21st, 2023

As 2023 gets underway, several items deserve increased attention for farm businesses. FBFM presents a Top 10 list of forward looking strategies to consider for a successful year. Changes in cost, income, inflation, tax laws, and estate planning are some key topics discussed. Webinar will be presented by Bob Rhea and Brad Zwilling of Illinois FBFM.

Crop Risk Management for 2023, Part One

February 16th, 2023

Many of the risk management decisions impacting 2023 crop production will be made soon.  At the end of February, projected prices for crop insurance will be known.

We will cover decision related choices related to corn or soybeans, marketing, leasing, commodity title alternatives, & crop insurance alternatives

IFES Online: Farm Bill Update

February 9th, 2023

Presented by Jonathan Coppess

IFES Online: Enterprise Budgets and Farm Income Outlook for 2023

January 26th, 2023

Presented by Gary Schnitkey and Nick Paulson

IFES Online: Grain Market Outlook for 2023

January 19th, 2023

Presented by Joe Janzen and Scott Irwin

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