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Plan for 2023 with the 2022 DTN Virtual Ag Summit

Chris Clayton
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
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Now that you've taken care of those Thanksgiving leftovers and your college football team has either won or lost its rivalry game, it's time to turn some attention to 2023.

Let's start with the 2022 DTN Virtual Ag Summit on Dec. 12-13.

Some session details:

Monday, Dec. 12

8:35 a.m.: Weathering Winds of Change: Keeping Your Feet on the Ground (Marcia Zarley Taylor Memorial Lecture)

Gary Halvorson, senior vice president at CHS Inc.

Unpredictable weather, volatile markets, geopolitical shifts and the global pandemic have made business planning and day-to-day operations more challenging than ever for U.S. farmers. Learn how suppliers and other agribusinesses are working to meet input demand amid those challenges and how the entire supply chain -- and U.S. agriculture -- may need to continue to change to meet the new reality.

9:20 a.m.: Critical Family Business Transition Tools

Lance Woodbury

Ownership and management succession are challenges for almost all family-owned businesses. A combination of family relationships, management skills, and ownership interests, create a complex (and sometimes combustible) organizational dynamic. This short but helpful session will describe the key conversations and must-have tools you need to successfully transition the family business.

10:00 am: Meet America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers

The newest class of America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers reflect on the 2022 crop season as well as the challenges they face in their farming careers.

10:40 a.m.: The Farm Bill Challenge Ahead

Sen. Pat Roberts, Rep. Collin Peterson

Retired Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and former Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson have decades of experience of crafting farm bills that address the current and upcoming needs of agriculture, while working with urban legislators to balance the needs of Nutrition titles. Join us to learn their perspective on the current discussions and how they see the next Farm Bill coming together.

Tuesday, December 13

8:35 a.m.: Navigating Carbon Markets and Programs

In a constantly changing carbon market landscape, growers have a lot to consider when weighing various programs. Panelists will help to simplify some of the complexities around carbon markets and contracts and questions growers need to ask when evaluating options. They will also provide insights on where carbon programs and payments are headed in the future.

Iowa farmer Brad McDonald

Industry Panel

- Leo Bastos, Carbon Business Model Lead, Bayer

- Casey Mattke, U.S. Digital & Systems Leader, Corteva

- Anastasia Pavlovic, Chief Operations Officer, Agoro Carbon Alliance

10:00 a.m.: DTN Outlooks

Bye, La Nina -- Now What?

DTN Ag Meteorologist John Baranick

With La Nina set to go away over the next several months, what are the implications for crops in the upcoming season? We will discuss the weather situation as it stands, how spring will set up for planting and early growth across the U.S., and what the summer weather patterns might look like as crops pollinate and fill.

How Long Will High Crop Prices Last?

DTN lead analyst Todd Hultman

The prices of corn, soybeans and several other crops have stayed historically high this year, amid bearish concerns about the U.S. and world economy. How long can we expect these high-price opportunities to last and what should we watch out for ahead?

Will the Cattle Market Turn Higher in 2023?

DTN livestock analyst ShayLe Stewart

The last three years have presented great challenges to the livestock markets, but given the cyclical nature of the cattle market and the unprecedented demand that's helped to keep throughput elevated, cattlemen are eager for supply and demand mechanics to favor their position in the year(s) ahead. The market isn't free of hurdles as bearish concerns about the U.S. and world economy loom, but the fundamental trajectory of the market remains strong.

Join us for the 2022 DTN Virtual Ag Summit. All of the information you expect from DTN, from the comfort of your home or office. For details on the agenda and how to register, visit

For more details, you can also watch a Reporter's Notebook video with DTN Editor-in-Chief Greg Horstmeier.…

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