Coalition to Support IowaThe Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers present:


Brian Waddingham 
Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers 


Friday September 9, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 3:45 PM CDT

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Free - Before September 7, 2011
$20.00 - After September 7, 2011 


Iowa State Center, Scheman Building 
Scheman Building, Suite 4
Ames, IA 50011

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Farming for the Future Conference - A Vision for your Family's Farm 

A one-day, educational conference to take place Friday, September 9 at the Iowa State Center’s Scheman Building in Ames is essential for Iowa’s farmers regardless of age, experience or commodity interest.

“Farming for the Future Conference- A Vision for Your Family’s Farm,” sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers will provide individuals and families with timely information needed to grow their livestock farms successfully and responsibly.

This year’s conference will feature several topics including a livestock, crop and feed outlook, rules and regulations update, as well as panels of ag finance experts and young farmers who have recently returned to the farm. 

Tenative Schedule:

10:00am                      Welcome, CSIF Staff

Why you? Why here? Why now? A networking time to meet fellow farmers and define your needs for attending this Conference.

 Jolene Brown, Keynote Speaker and Family Business Consultant


10:30 - 12:00                Want to Succeed? The Devil's in the Details! Crops & Feed; Livestock;     

                                        Rules and Regulations 

10:30 Crops & Feed Outlook, Chad Hart, ISU,

11:00 Livestock Outlook, Shane Ellis, ISU,

11:30 Rules & Regulations Outlook, Chris Gruenhagen, IFBF

12:00                          Lunch

12:45                          Money, Money, Money!  Getting the Financing You Need,

Panel of providers share insight:

Jeff Ward, Iowa Ag Development Authority

Jayme Ungs, US Bank, Boone

Brian Gosling, FSA

Jason Demaray, FCSA

Dave Baker, ISU Beginning Farmer Center

1:30pm                      Do it right. Do it now.

Tips and tools to facilitate a successful business so you can be a happy family.   – Jolene Brown, Speaker & Family Business Consultant

2:15                            Break

2:30                             Been there. Done that. Lessons from those in Family Business  

Panelists share what works and what doesn’t

Ben Hollingshead - Boone County - hog farmer

Dave Hommel- Grundy County - hog farmer

Jason Brockshus- Osceola County – dairy farmer

Matt Ramaeker, Union County – cattle farmer

3:15                             Laughter, Legwork and Legacy Making - Jolene Brown

3:45pm                        Safe Journey Home