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Farm summit coming to Sycamore

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 3:52 p.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – A farm economics summit featuring speakers from the University of Illinois will come to Sycamore’s Center for Agriculture on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The Illinois Farm Economics Summit’s theme is “The Profitability of Illinois Agriculture: Managing in a Turbulent World,” according to a news release. The summit is designed for farm operators, farm owners, agriculture lenders and agribusiness professionals.

“Speakers from the University of Illinois farmdoc team will explore the farm profitability outlook and management challenges from several perspectives, including the direction of prices, government reports and data, estate planning, forecasting returns, crop insurance choices and changes to farm programs,” the news release states.

Sessions will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration, including lunch and meeting materials, is $65 through Dec. 5. Registration at the door is $75 as space permits. For more information, contact Bridget Haas at 217-244-7657 or bahaas@illinois.edu.

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