Between July 7 and 8, Purdue University is set to host the annual “Top Farmer Conference” for farmers and agribusiness professionals at Purdue’s Beck Agricultural Center in Indiana.
The event, which is in its 49th year, will bring together experts from Purdue, the University of Illinois, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and EMI Analytics.
"There has been a major shift in agriculture's financial climate over the last couple of years, and margins have significantly tightened - especially in the crops sector," said Jim Mintert, Purdue agricultural economics professor and director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture. "We've developed this year's conference with that in mind. We want producers and agribusiness professionals alike to really understand the current economic climate and identify strategies that will position their operations for future growth and success."
Some of the individuals who will be speaking at the event include Logger Bruce Vincent, Purdue Professor Michael Boehlje, and University of Illinois Professor Bruce Sherrick.
A few of the topics that will be covered at educational sessions include farmland values, the business climate, and changing consumer demand in the agricultural industry. The goal of the event is to give attendees an opportunity to learn more about positioning their farms for future success.
Registration is currently $300 per person through June 24. Those who register after this date will pay $350 per person. More information on the event can be found on Purdue’s website.