Upcoming Meeting


February 13, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Illini Center
200 S. Wacker Drive, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Join us on Monday, February 13th, to discuss AgTech.

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Thank you to those who attended the luncheon on Monday, January 9th, at the Illini Center. Despite the cold, nearly 75 people attended the meeting to hear panelists Kyle Mehmen, Partner at MBS Family Farms and MBS Ag Services, Inc. and Farm Manager at Roach Farm Management, LLC and Gary McDonald, Owner of Organic Resources, discuss Managing Your Farmland Investment. 

The next luncheon will be on Monday, February 13th, at the Illini Center. We will be discussing AgTech. Click here to register today!


  • Discounted registration fees
  • Subscription to "The Chicago Farmer Magazine"
  • Networking opportunities with the agri-business community
  • Scholarship contribution to students in Agricultural Colleges

Farming in uncertain times 
Kennedy weighs impact of new administration on ag

The political uncertainty at the national level may result in significant changes to the role of government for many people.

“For large family farmers, the reduction in inheritance tax may preserve and help protect intergenerational transfer of not just family farmers, but a way of life, as well,” said Christopher Kennedy, chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises Inc.

“On the other hand, a pullback in crop insurance by the federal government may leave all farmers more exposed to the volatility of nature,” Kennedy said during a presentation at the Chicago Farmers meeting.

To read the full article by Martha Blum with AgriNews, click here. 

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Global affairs and consolidations are some of the factors that affect stocks. In particular, what impact do these elements have on chemical stocks that are related to agriculture? Steve Byrne, an equity analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, brought his insight on this topic to The Chicago Farmers’ October meeting.

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Dr. Bruce J. Sherrick gave a highly informative presentation during Chicago Farmers’ November meeting regarding the headwinds, tailwinds and implications affecting the future of agriculture. He noted that his take on a variety of factors that affect farmland value is based strictly on his opinion. 

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