farmdoc: Farm Assets Conference

Grain truck and combine harvesting grain

Explore topics that directly impact the farm.

Stay informed on critical farming topics as the farmdoc Team, industry specialists, WILLAg commodity analysts, and University of Illinois crop scientists share updates in the full-day University of Illinois Farm Assets Conference. Attend the in-person event at the i-Hotel in Champaign, Illinois.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Todd Gleason at or 217-333-9697. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.


Admission Costs (all registration includes lunch)

  • $80 | Pre-register online
  • $85 | Pre-register by phone through November 16 (217-333-9697)
  • $90 | At the door

Conference Agenda:

8:30 AM | Doors Open

9:00 AM | Updating the Carbon Market Landscape

  • Sarah Sellars, University of Illinois College of ACES

9:30 AM | Crop Prospects in Argentina & Brazil

  • Joana Colussi, University of Illinois College of ACES

9:45 AM | The 2023 Farm Bill

  • Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Policy Specialist
  • Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economist
  • Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta Governmental & Industry Relations

10:30 AM | Break

10:45 AM | Ukraine, Russia, Spring Fertilizer Prices & Crop Budgets

  • Josh Linville, StoneX Fertilizer Analyst
  • Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist

11:30 AM | Lunch

12:30 PM | farmdoc S&D Tables & Price Prospects

  • Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economist
  • Joe Janzen, University of Illinois Ag Economist

1:00 PM | ACE Commodity Markets Discussion

  • Matt Bennett,
  • Ben Kuhns, McDonald Pelz
  • Wayne Nelson,
  • Brian Stark, The Andersons

1:45 PM | Break

2:00 PM | Field Crops Production Issues

  • Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Weed Scientist
  • Emily Heaton, University of Illinois Agronomist
  • Giovani Preza Fontes, University of Illinois Agronomist
  • Nick Seiter, University of Illinois Entomologist

3:00 PM | The Value of Farmland

  • Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois Ag Economist
  • Luke Worrel, Worrel Land Services