2018 Farmland Forum

    February 10, 2018
    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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    Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
    3857 W. 111th Street
    Chicago, IL 60655


    Registration for the Chicago Farmers Farmland Forum is now OPEN! The Forum will take place at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Please join us for a day of speaker sessions and networking with exhibitors and attendees.

    Speaker Sessions

    Please note that open enrollment for all speaker sessions will take place the morning of the Forum.

    2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends
    Mike Morris, Compeer Financial

    Beekeeping & Native Pollinators: Managing Hive, Bee Health & Honey Production
    Jana Kinsman, Bike a Bee

    Building a Regional Food System - Grain
    Karen Lehman, Fresh Taste

    Grain Market Outlook & Asset Management
    Todd Gleason, University of Illinois Extension

    Improving Soil Health with Cover Crops
    Dan Towery, Ag Crop Consultant

    Insurance and Risk Management Considerations
    Scot Gudenrath, Country Financial 

    NASS 101
    Brad Summa, USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service

    North America Bee Health System
    Eric Ifft, Bayer

    Solar/Wind Power Panel
    Steve Sims, Enterprise Law Group, LLP & Dan Stokes, Attorney at Law

    Trends in the Ag Economy and Your Farm
    David Oppedahl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Urban Agriculture, Small Farms, Local Foods & Master Urban Farmer Training
    Zachary Grant, University of Illinois Extension

    What's New in Digital Ag and How It Can Help Your Farm
    Jeremy W. Wilson, Crop IMS LLC

    For full speaker information, click here!


    1. American Farmland Trust
    2. Busey Ag Services
    3. The Chicago Farmers
    4. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
    5. Clark Farm Drainage, Inc.
    6. Compeer Financial
    7. First Midwest Bank
    8. Foods Resource Bank
    9. Goodwin & Associates Real Estate LLC
    10. Granular
    11. Hertz Farm Management, Inc.
    12. IL Ag Leadership Foundation
    13. Joliet Junior College
    14. Land Pro LLC
    15. McColly Rosenboom
    16. Murray Wise Associates
    17. MyAgData
    18. Reeves Farm Partnership
    19. Springfield Plastics
    20. University of Illinois College of ACES
    21. Wallace Land & Auction
    22. Will-South Cook SWCD


    8:00 AM  Doors Open for Exhibitor Viewing
    8:45 AM  Speaker Sessions Begin 
    11:00 AM Lunch Begins 
    1:00 PM  Lunch Ends 
    2:00 PM Speaker Sessions Ends 
    2:30 PM  Exhibitor Viewing Ends & Doors Close 



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    $75.00 1 Attendee Registration Fee
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before February 3

    $150.00 2 Attendees Buy One Get One Half Price Registration Fee
    $75.00 Earlybird rate before February 3

    $275.00 Exhibitor Booth