50th Annual Gateway Farm Expo November 20 - 21, 2019 | Buffalo Co Fairgrounds | Kearney, NE
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Harvest Room inside the Exhibit Building

2019 Speaker Line Up: Additional Information SOON!

Ag Market.net

Ag Market.net

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
Presented By: Jim McCormick, Ag Market.net

The AgMarket.Net group is a forward-thinking agricultural marketing and consulting firm, laser-focused on maximizing your farm's profitability and balancing risk. Our staff has decades of experience that should contribute to your bottom line. Our staff in the past, been involved in farming, consulting Ag clients, developing long term hedge strategies for major food companies, livestock and/or grain producers, trading on the floor, managing investment and insurance portfolios, working with congress on Ag related matters, and handling risk management for international clients.
Air Data Solutions

Air Data Solutions

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 10:30 AM
Presented By: Kevin Price, Air Data Solutions

Dr. Kevin Price grew up working on the family farm and ranch. His academic training is in plant science, remote sensing and geospatial data analyses. Dr. Price will discuss basics of remote sensing, how it works for plant condition assessment, and how drone and airplane acquired imagery can be used to reduce crop input costs. As with all new technologies, it can be oversold, so he will reveal what works and what does not work.
Nebraska Land Value and Cash Rental Rate Trends

Nebraska Land Value and Cash Rental Rate Trends

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM
Presented By: Jim Jansen, UNL, Nebraska Land Value and Cash Rental Rate Trends

This presentation covers current trends in cash rental rates across Nebraska for 2020 and strategies for setting the equitable cash rental rate for an agricultural land. Trends and strategies discussed provide the skills and insight necessary for implementing cash rental rates that account for the needs of both landlords and tenants.
Farm Bill Signup Summary

Farm Bill Signup Summary

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00 PM
Presented By: Robert Tigner, UNL, Farm Bill Signup Summary

Mr. Tigner’s educational specialties include crop marketing, computer decision aids, computer accounting, farm women’s financial and risk management education, crop cost and farmland leasing and farm bills as they are passed. Mr. Tigner will be speaking on the 2019 Farm Bill Choices. The US Congress passed a revised farm programs bill in 2018. Farm program participatants may change their participation choice. Understanding these choices and implications is the focus of this session.
Hemp Production

Hemp Production

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:30 AM
Presented By: Speaker TBA, Everything you wanted to know about hemp production.

Alex is from Wilber, NE. With back grounds in agriculture and construction. He first discovered a passion for industrial hemp 10 years ago when he discovered Hempcrete. Since, he has been researching, educating, and advocating to help hemp become a sustainable crop for Nebraska's agribusiness. He is now part of an NGO called Midwest Hemp Forum and is traveling the state to educate farmers on hemp.
Corn, Soybeans and Cattle Outlook

Corn, Soybeans and Cattle Outlook

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:30 AM
Presented By: Doug Simmon and Jamison Jensen, Tredas

Mr. Simon has been a risk management consultant and commodity broker since 1999, working with agribusinesses and diversified farms. Mr. Jensen spent the past five years working throughout the US with a national grain company. His experience has ranged from trading cash grain in upstate New York and Southwest Kansas, as well as some other geographic areas. Tredas’ marketing concepts and thought process about how to create value for our producers is unmatched in the industry.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Planning for the future of your farm.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Planning for the future of your farm.

Keynote Speaker sponsored by: Aurora Co-op

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 PM
Presented By: Ron Hanson, UNL Professor Emeritus, Planning for the future of your farm. Transitioning to the next generation.

What happens when this will never happen to our family farm happens? Few family operations survive an unexpected change to the management ownership of their farming business as well as a family crisis and remain profitable. Implementing a business management contingency plan for ownership succession and the transition of management control to the next generation is crucial for the farm’s continued success as well as avoiding potential family disputes. Family members must initiate transition planning strategies for their farm to ensure a future when the unexpected might happen. Guidelines and risk management strategies will be shared to help find solutions to accomplish a successful transition so that a family farming legacy continues for future generations.
Speaker Session Location

Speaker Session Location

Harvest Room

Harvest Room

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