DTN Ag Summit Details

Ag Economic Issues in Focus at 2023 DTN Ag Summit

Katie Micik Dehlinger
By  Katie Micik Dehlinger , Farm Business Editor
Register now to attend the all-virtual DTN Ag Summit, which runs this week from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the mornings of Dec. 5-6. (DTN Image by Nick Scalise)

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (DTN) -- From the big-picture issues driving the agriculture economy to tactics you can use every day on the farm to better manage your business, the DTN Ag Summit has you covered.

Over two mornings, we'll dive deep into farmland values, interest rates, ag policy, grain markets, weather forecasts and more to give you the information you need to know to set your plans for 2024.

Registration for the completely virtual event is free, and videos will be available for replay for those who register. The event will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. CST until about 11:30 a.m. You can view the full agenda and register here: https://dtn.link/…

Here are details on sessions you do not want to miss.

-- 9 a.m. Dec. 5: Focus on Farmland: Where are Prices Headed?

High demand and high bids best summarize the recent trend in land sales. But will prices continue to increase in 2024 or have they peaked? Panelists will provide insights on factors that will influence short- and long-term land prices. They will also discuss the competitive environment between farmers and institutional investors and how they view the value of land. Panelists include F. Howard Halderman, president and CEO of Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management; David Martin, managing director of USAgriculture; and Jeramy Stephens, broker and partner for National Land Realty.

-- 10 a.m. Dec. 5: A New, Old World: What to Expect on Interest Rates in Agriculture

After nearly a decade of zero or near-zero interest rates, many operating notes now contain interest rates upwards of 7%. Managing the cost of money is nothing new in agriculture, but managing it amid today's input expenses is. Senior Market Strategist at Rabobank Christian Lawrence shares perspectives and strategies for farmers in today's rate environment.

-- 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6: Evolution of Tech

Agricultural technology gets smarter every day. Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Dan Miller pulls back the curtain on what technology advances farmers can expect to see more of in the next few years with a panel of farmers, researchers, and industry experts. Panelists include John Fulton, professor and extension specialist for Ohio State University; Seth Crawford, senior vice president and general manager for AGCO; and Taylor Nelson, owner and fifth generation farmer at Nelson Farms, northeast Nebraska.

Katie Dehlinger can be reached at katie.dehlinger@dtn.com

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