Agenda

94th Annual ISU Soil Management Land Valuation Virtual Conference
Wednesday May 18th, 2022
Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa or a Hybrid Option

Certificates for 7 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be provided for both Real Estate and Appraisal licenses, at a cost of $5 each. Registrants must request certificate(s) during the registration process and provide payment. Certificates will then be distributed at the conclusion of the program. Certificates will not be distributed before the conclusion of the final speaker and no partial credit certificates are provided.

Time Description Credits
8:15-8:30am Welcome and Your Land Value Forecasts
Wendong Zhang, Conference Chair, Iowa State University
 0.25 Hours
8:30-9:45am U.S. and Global Agricultural Economy Outlook
Stephen Nicholson, Global Strategist – Grains & Oilseeds, Rabobank
 1.25 Hours
9:45-10:00am Break
 
10:00-11:30am Panel on the Soaring Farmland and Equipment Values
Michael Langemeier, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Kirk Manker, Chief Appraiser, Farm Credit Services of America
Scott Steffes, President, Steffes Group, Inc.
Tim Meyer, Mt. Pleasant Site Leader, Steffes Group, Inc.
 1.5 Hours
11:30-12:30pm Lunch  
12:30-1:15pm Weather Outlook for the 2022 Growing Season
Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions
0.75 Hours
1:15-2:00pm Fertilizer Prices, Input Costs, and Supply Chain Disruptions
Andrew Burlingham, Director
Generic Crop Protection & Southern Hemisphere Strategic Supplier Management at Nutrien Ag Solutions
0.75 Hours
2:00-2:15pm Break  
2:15-3:30pm Panel on the Conservation Easements and Land Trusts
Liz Garst, Whiterock Conservancy
Joe McGovern, President, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Jennie Zwagerman, Director, Drake Ag Law Center
1.25 Hours
3:30-4:30pm Crop Market Outlook
Chad Hart, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
 1.00 Hours
4:30pm Adjourn