Join us for three great programs over two packed days! On February 1-2, we’ll enjoy a farm tour, a presentation from ISPFMRA favorite Monica Neubauer, and our regular annual meeting. It’s all centered at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington.
Wednesday, February 1 (Morning)
Hop on the bus at the DoubleTree for a morning tour of the ISU Farm at Lexington. The program will begin with an overview of the history of the farm, followed by a tour of the livestock facilities (swine, beef, and sheep), the compost operation, and winter cover crop plots. Highlights of current teaching and research will be presented and will include animal nutrition and reproductive studies and the impact of winter cover crops on ecosystem services.
Wednesday, February 1 (Afternoon)
Our favorite stem-winder Monica Neubauer returns for an encore! She’ll be discussing communication and the customer experience, and how they tie together powerfully for improved relationships and transactions. Monica and her husband Mark have been self-employed and managing their own businesses for 30 years, while raising 2 children and traveling the world for weeks at a time. They have had successful businesses in entertainment, graphic design, real estate and real estate investing, and speaking. She welcomes you to laugh at or with her during this entertaining, educational and super-charged session.
Wednesday, February 1 (Evening)
Join us for our evening reception and networking!
Thursday, February 2 (All Day)
You can get full details in the agenda above, but here are some of the highlights of our Thursday plans:
Opening Keynote — The current world market situation Dan Basse — President, AgResource Company, Chicago
“Now for a look at the weather” — Eric Snodgrass Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions
Member Recognition Luncheon
Appraisal Education — An Update of the World of Appraisals: Moving Beyond COVID
Management Education — What’s Happening in the Ag Input Sector
Ice Cream Social — TRADE TALK Open
What’s new in the Laws of Farm Management in Illinois
Federal Agricultural Policy Update
Memorial Scholarship Reception — TRADE TALK Open
Memorial Scholarship Auction
A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington. The rate is set at $130 for single, double or king for the nights of January 31, February 1 and 2. Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-222-TREE or 309-664-6446. Or register online here. The room block is in the name of Illinois Farm Managers/Appraisers.