ARM Services, an agricultural risk management agency based in Barron, Wis. is hosting their 13th Annual Winter Ag Conference on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 9am to 3:30pm at the Stout Ale House in Menomonie, Wis. With free registration for dairy and crop farmers.
“It’s impossible to accurately predict commodity futures, but with the right tools and expertise, it is possible to build a solid risk marketing plan. This annual ag conference is meant to be just that – an opportunity for farmers to gain more knowledge from industry experts regarding markets and the year ahead so they can build a better management plan for their farming operation,” says Travis Glaser, co-owner and agent at ARM Services. “The markets are unpredictable but having this information available to farmers can make a difference in how their farm financially performs in the year ahead.”
The conference speakers and topics include:
– How Close Are We to a New Agricultural Cycle? Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo, will explore the record farm revenues, expenses and profits the USDA has projected for 2022, and the chances they’ll continue into 2023 and 2024. He will analyze what the key drivers are and how farmers can prepare to respond to agriculture’s next inevitable cycle.
– Policy Talk: What to Expect in 2023 Pro Farmer Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer will share his insight on the latest policy reform and its potential impact on U.S. dairy and crop farmers. From domestic farm policy changes to international trade agreements, his insight on the pulse of Washington will help farmers better understand what challenges and opportunities are in store.
– Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing Edward Usset serves as the Grain Marketing Economist for the Center of Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. He will explore a different approach to marketing where farmers will discover that great marketing is not predicting prices but eliminating mistakes in everyday decisions. His presentation will showcase how eliminating mistakes can create a solid foundation in the development of pre- and post-harvest marketing plans.
Interested dairy and crop farmers should register by contacting ARM Services via phone (715) 418-2676 or emailing [email protected]. Registration is required for lunch purposes. Register by Monday, January 16.