Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics

91st Annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa

8:00 am Registration
8:30 am Land Values: Your Estimates
Wendong Zhang, Chair, Conference Planning Committee
8:45 am Ag Trade and the Implications for the U.S. Farm Sector
David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Panel Discussion on the Growing Hog Industry in Iowa
Moderator: Dermot Hayes, Professor of Economics and Finance, ISU
Panelist: Jen Sorenson, Communications Director, Iowa Select Farms
Panelist: Jason Demaray, Retail Commercial Credit, FCS America
Panelist: Ryan Cox, CBI Bank & Trust, Muscatine, Iowa
Panelist: Ben Isaacson, Agri-Management Services
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Weather Outlook for 2018 Crop Year
Dennis Todey, Executive Director, Midwest Climate Hub
1:00 pm What Does Higher Interest Rates Mean for Land Value and Farm Income
Michael Langemeier, Professor, Ag Economics, Purdue University
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership, Tenure and Transition Trends
Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor, Economics, ISU
2:45 pm In-Depth Legal Update: Iowa’s New Partition Law, Clean Water Act Developments, & Dicamba
Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Ag Law and Taxation, ISU
4:00 pm Adjourn
(Next Year’s SMLV Conference: Wednesday, May 15, 2019)