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Ag Lenders Seminars Kick Off Tuesday In Mexico

The University of Missouri’s annual series of seminars for ag lenders and anyone who handles farm finances will begin Tuesday, as the first of six events will take place in Mexico.  Ben Brown, MU Extension economist, is among the presenters and will focus on several topics, including an overview of the current farm economy.

Brown will also discuss the latest trends in commodity prices.

MU Extension economist Ben Brown says that seminar topics will vary from location to location, including focuses on livestock markets, land values and cash rents, farm management, and direct marketing.  Information about all six seminars including registration details are available on the University of Missouri Extension website.


2021 MU Extension Ag Lender Seminar Locations

Date Location Speakers & Topics
Nov. 23
Audrain Co. 4-H Center
Scott Brown, livestock outlook
Mary Sobba, short-term operating plan and land rents
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Patrick Westhoff, macroeconomic and policy outlooks
Ben Brown, grain market outlook.
Dec. 1
St Joseph
Stoney Creek Inn
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Scott Brown, crop and policy outlook
Joe Horner, livestock budgets, direct marketing and distributed energy
Ryan Milhollin, farm management, enterprise budgets, land values and cash rent
Dec. 2
Martin Community Center
Scott Brown, livestock markets outlook
Ben Brown, grain markets and policy outlooks
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Dec. 2
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center
Joe Horner, livestock market outlook
Ryan Milhollin, enterprise budgets
Jennifer Lutes, loan guarantees for small meat processing
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Dec. 6
Clinton Building
Patrick Westhoff, macroeconomic and policy outlooks
Ben Brown, crop outlook and farm management considerations
Dec. 8
El-Kadir Shrine Club
Karisha Devlin, land values and rental rates
Jason Morris and Darla Campbell, earned income credit and American Rescue Plan
Joe Koenen, tax law update
Ryan Milhollin, enterprise budgets and risk management tools
Ben Brown, macroeconomics and crop and livestock outlooks


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