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Register Now! 2019 Land Values Conference

8 a.m. – Noon, Thursday, March 21, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington, IL

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David Widmar – The Farm Economy in 2019 – How We Got Here & What Lies Ahead

The session will review the U.S. agricultural economy and key trends to monitor in 2019. He will focus on the impacts and trends that relate to farmland values and returns.

David Widmar is an agricultural economist specializing in agricultural trends and the farm economy. Through his research, he supports agribusinesses and farmers in their strategic and planning efforts. His work has been featured in several agricultural media publications, university publications, webinars, and conferences. David’s current writings can be found at Agricultural Economic Insights,, where he contributes with co-founder Dr. Brent Gloy.

Brad Haight – Wind and Solar Lease Revenue Stream Analysis

A discussion regarding compensation elements and structures and revenue valuation analysis considering the property, lease, market, and project.

Brad Haight is the founder of LeaseGen, LLC which values wind and solar lease revenue streams for buyers and sellers of property where turbines or solar equipment are installed. LeaseGen also helps owners structure the economic provisions of their wind and solar leases,with a focus on long-term value creation.

Panel Discussion – Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends

A down-on-the-farm, localized look at what is driving farmland prices and rent rates from four ISPFMRA farm managers and appraisers representing different regions of the state.

Todd Slock, Compeer Financial, Region 2

Luke Worrell, AFM, ALC, Worrell Land Services, Region 7

Bruce Huber, AFM, ARA, First Illinois Ag Group, Region 6

Dale Kellermann, AFM, First Illinois Ag Group, Region 8

Joe Gizdic, Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC, Region 3

Report Summary and Overview
A summary discussion of the overall 2019 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report

David Klein, AFM, ALC
Vice President, Managing Broker, and Agricultural Asset Manager, First Mid Ag Services

Dr. Gary Schnitkey
Farm Management Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Plus — everyone attending receives a copy of the 2019 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report.

Registration is OPEN NOW!!

$70 for ISPFMRA / RLI Members

$85 for non-members

Advance registration is recommended but not required. Register here.

A block of sleeping rooms has been set aside at the Doubletree by Hilton. Rates for the Land Values Conference is $120 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 309-664-6446. The room block is in the name of Illinois Society of Farm Managers. Lodging reservations must be made by February 26, 2019.

CE Credit Note: Attendance at the full program qualifies for 4 hours of ASFMRA CE and 4 hours of Appraisal CE for Illinoiis and Indiana for Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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