Meetings

    Leasing Trends & Updates

    September 09, 2013
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    Illini Center
    200 S. Wacker Drive (Adams & Wacker)
    Chicago, IL
    http://www.illinicenter.illinois.edu/
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    After the summer break, The Chicago Farmers resume monthly meetings with interesting topics and accomplished speakers for the 2013-2014 program year.

    The first meeting looks at LEASE TRENDS and the uncertainty and cyclical nature of agriculture.  Your lease is an expression of your expectations.  There are many factors impacting your return such as rainfall, soil conservation, inflation, the strength of the US dollar and the impact on demand and prices.  Learn what to expect and potential means for managing these risks. 

    Speakers:  Bruce Ahrens and Eric Wilkerson.  Mr. Ahrens, with Farmers National Company, has been nationally recognized as a farm manager and for his conservation practices.  His territory includes Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.  Mr. Wilkerson, with Hertz Farm Management, manages properties across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.  He is an accredited farm manager and regular speaker on lease types.

    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - Registration & Networking

    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m - Hot Buffet Lunch

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Program with Q & A

    Members pre-registered: $25.00

    Members at the door: $35.00

    Non-Members: $50.00

     

    Tickets

    $25.00 Member

    $35.00 Member at the door

    $50.00 Non-Member & Guests