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Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
3184 Highway 22S
Riverside, IA 52327


Carrie Ebel 
Hills Bank and Trust Company 
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2014 Ag Outlook

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Straight Talk About the Economy - Dr. David Kohl, Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus

10:00 am - 11:45 am

The landscape of business is changing rapidly, creating opportunity for those positioned to capitalize. Where are rates going? Will real estate drive the economy? What about China and the domestic economy, and how will they impact the business models of the future? What are the factors to help strategically position yourself to be profitable and sustainable in an uncertain environment?

 Dr. Kohl will share his insight on all the questions above and more. Dr. Kohl is currently Professor Emeritus in Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. He has addressed the American Bankers Conference for 36 consecutive years and has taught at numerous state banking schools, graduate schools of banking and spoken to groups throughout the United States and the globe.


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm


“2013 Grain Market Outlook” - Chad Hart, ISU Extension Economist

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension Economist, will provide insight into the volatile grain markets of 2013-2014, the impact of world grain supplies, trade conditions and potential shifts in 2014 planting intentions. Mr. Hart will provide his forecast on grain prices for 2014 and beyond. The opportunity to ask questions will provide us all with interesting dialogue.


“Top 10 Agricultural Law Developments” - Roger McEowen, Professor of Ag Law

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Roger McEowen, Professor of Ag Law, Center for Ag Law & Taxation, will address the biggest developments in agricultural law and taxation from 2013 in terms of their impact on agricultural producers, agri-businesses and the agricultural sector as a whole. Learn what’s happened and what might be on the horizon that could impact your business.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 - 11:45 am     Dave Kohl

12:00 - 12:30 pm     Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 pm       Chad Hart

2:00 - 3:00 pm           Roger McEowen


Seminar sponsored by:

  • Iowa State Extension - Region 10 & 15 Serving Benton, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Keokuk, Johnson and Washington
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company - Member FDIC
  • Latta Harris Hanon &  Penningroth
  • Stutsman, Inc.
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