96th Annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference
Wednesday, 15th May 2024
Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa

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
8:15-8:30am Welcome and Your Land Value Forecasts (0.25 Hours)
Rabail Chandio, Conference Chair & Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
8:30-9:30am Implications of U.S. and Global Agricultural Economy for Land Markets
Jason Henderson, Vice President of Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-10:45am Influence of Conservation and Easement Programs on Land Values and Soil Quality – Panel Discussion
Ruth McCabe, Agronomist, Heartland Cooperative
Hongli Feng, Assistant Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Iowa State University
10:45-11:45am Soil Health & Water Quality Concerns: Implications for Land Values and Marketability
Neil Hamilton, Former Director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center
11:45-12:45pm Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Weather Outlook for the 2024 Growing Season
Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions
1:15-2:15pm Insects, Weeds, and Plant Disease – The Implication of Recent Warm Winters & Climate Change for Soil Health, Yields, and Land Valuation
Erin Hodgson, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-3:30pm Legal Developments that Affect Land Purchases and Sales
Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University
3:30-4:30pm Crop & Livestock Market Outlook and its Influence on Agricultural Land Markets
Brian Grete, Commodity Analysis Expert and Editor, Pro Farmer
4:30pm Adjourn ( Next SMLV Conference: Wednesday, May 21st, 2025)