At the 2012 annual meeting, members heard from Scott Stewart, President and CEO of Stewart-Peterson, Inc. Click below for a copy of his presentation.
At the 2012 annual meeting, Michael Swanson, Ph.D., of Wells Fargo Ag Industries, presented his findings on Economic Outlook at Ag Risk. Here’s a copy of his presentation.
Trends and types of current farmland lease models will be the subject of a panel discussion during the 2012 Illinois Land Values Conference to be held March 22 at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center here. The event is being sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
“The continuing rise in the cost of productive farmland, along with the volatility in the prices being paid for commodities, has resulted in some real creativity in the types of farmland rents and leases that are being drawn up between land owners and tenants,” says Don McCabe, AFM, overall chairman of the annual Land Values project put on by the Society. “We know there is a tremendous amount of interest in what’s being paid across the fence and down the road, so we’ve put together a group of professional farm managers who will address the subject during this year’s conference,” he says. [Read more…]
2011 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends (large file size, may take a few minutes to download)
Illinois Farmland Values Continue Upward Spiral
March 16, 2011
Highlights: 2011 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends (PowerPoint presentation)
DonMcCabe, AFM, General Chairman, Land Values and Lease Trends Project
2010 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends(large file size, may take a few minutes to download)
2009 Farmland Values Report now available online
What is Driving Farmland Lease Rates?
Steven S. Myers, AFM, CCA, DGG, Busey Ag Services
2010 Land Values and Lease Trends
Bob Swires, AFM, ARA and Gary Schnitkey, Ph.D.
The Performance of Farmland Investments
Bruce J. Sherrick, University of Illinois Dept. of Ag and Consumer Econ.
Rents and Returns in Other Regions
Michael J. Lauher, AFM, Farmland Management Services
Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association
Michael Boehlje spoke to members on the future of agriculture at the 2011 annual meeting. Here’s his presentation:
The Landscape of Agriculture Today and Tomorrow (PDF 12 MB)
Michael Boehlje, Center for Food and Agricultural Business, Purdue University
At the 2011 annual meeting, Abner Womack spoke on market turbulence. Here’s a copy of that presentation:
Market Turbulence Ahead: Influencing Factor III (PDF 5 MB)
Abner Womack, F.V. Heinkle Professor of Agricultural Economics
At the 2011 annual meeting, members heard about Bioenergy research. Here’s a copy of the presentation.
Overview of Bioenergy Research and Education at the University of Illinois (PDF 6 MB)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
At the 2011 annual meeting, Marcia T. Willhite, Bureau of Water, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, spoke to members. Get a copy of her presentation below.
New leadership was elected by the members of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers at the organization’s annual meeting held here recently.
Mark Wetzel, AFM, with First Finance Bank, Danville, was elected as chairman and president of the 300-plus membership organization. He had previously served as vice president and president-elect.
Moving from his position as vice president to president-elect is Rich Grever, AFM, a farm manager with Hertz Farm Management, DeKalb. Bruce Huber, AFM, ARA, was elected to the position of vice president. He is with Hickory Point Bank Ag Services in Decatur. Immediate past president is Bret Cude, AFM, Farmers National Company, Nashville, IL.
Appointed to continue in their roles as Academic Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer were Phil Eberle, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Gary Schnitkey, Ph. D., respectively.
The Society was originally formed in 1928 and is the oldest and largest of the 28 Chapters in the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The Chapter’s disciplines focus on managing farmland, valuing farmland and other rural real estate, and agricultural consulting. Its members are specialists who dedicate their efforts to professionally serving landowners and others with agricultural interests.
At the 2010 annual meeting, J.S. McLaren looked ahead at challenges of feeding a more crowded world.
Feeding 9 Billion People: What Will It Take?
J.S. McLaren, PhD, StrathKirn, Inc.