Meetings

    2015 Farmland Forum

    February 07, 2015
    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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    Wietendorf Agricultural Education Center
    17840 Laraway Road
    Joliet, IL 60433
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    First, a note from President, Eric Rund: 
    You may have noticed that The Farmland Fair has been renamed The Farmland Forum. With the drop in commodity prices and the cooling of land sales, the Board thought that it would be beneficial to look at farming in light of these new economics. In the past, the Fair was a place to match up buyers and sellers in a fast moving land market. Today, we hope that the Forum will still provide opportunities for buyers and sellers, networking for tenants and landlords, and also offer a platform for ideas to remain profitable through this downturn. It is easier to make money in an up-market, but now is the time when landowners and farm operators really need to pay attention to the details of their investments and to be open to novel opportunities.

    The Farmland Forum will be held at the Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center in Joliet on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Forum, sponsored by The Chicago Farmers, will feature a variety of educational sessions, as well as a diverse blend of exhibitor booths. The booths will feature all aspects of buying and selling farmland, as well as other vendors who have an interest in all-things Ag.

    The $50.00 registration fee includes access to the all breakout sessions, exhibitor hall, and lunch. Earlybird registration ends on January 26th, so be sure to register today! Registration will raise to $75 per person after the 26th. 

    If you are interested in exhibiting at the Forum, please review the exhibitor informational letter. The letter will give you all the details on being an exhibitor, and if you do decide to purchase a booth please complete the exhibitor form and return with payment to the Administrator at the address listed below:

    The Chicago Farmers
    19244 S. Blackhawk Parkway, Unit 73
    Mokena, IL 60448

    We hope to see you there on February 7th!

    Tickets

    $75.00 Member Ticket
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

    $75.00 Non-Member Ticket
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before January 26

    $0.00 Exhibitor Ticket

    $75.00 Walk Ins