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Hello "Around The County" subscribers!

Just wanted to let you know that the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit is coming to Springfield Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza.

This year's timely topic is "Profitability of Illinois Agriculture: Managing Financial Stress". I hope you can join me at this GREAT annual event featuring experts and fellow producers. Get more information and register here:

Agenda Includes:

7:45 -8:15 Registration and Coffee
8:15 -8:20 Introduction and Overview
8:20 -8:50 Agricultural Commodity Price Outlook for 2018
8:50 -9:20 What Is Up With Soybean Yields?
9:20 -9:50 Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill
9:50 -10:10 Break
10:10 -10:40 Financial Position of Illinois Farms: Where We are At and Where to From Here
10:40 -11:10 Habits of Financially Resilient Farms
11:10 -11:40 Crop Economics:Crop Choice and Rental Decisions
11:40 -12:10 Question & Answer / Wrap-Up
12:10 -1:10 Lunch (Included)