URBANA, Ill. – University of Illinois agricultural economists will host a webinar series discussing the impact of the coronavirus on agriculture in the Midwest. The webinar series will kick off on Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. CDT.

The inaugural webinar will feature farmdoc team members Scott Irwin, Todd Hubbs, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson. Each speaker will address one key area of concern and, if possible, offer some solutions for consideration. Illinois Extension farm broadcaster Todd Gleason will moderate the series and facilitate the question-and-answer session. 

The farmdocDaily Live webinars will continue regularly each Tuesday and Friday at 11 a.m. The second program in the series on Tuesday, March 24, will feature University of Illinois infectious disease specialist Jim Lowe. He'll discuss what disease mitigation lessons can be learned from the livestock sector and how these are being deployed. Other offerings in the series will address a wide range of topics, but the central themes will be exploration of issues surrounding agricultural markets, planting decisions, and agricultural policy.

The farmdocDaily Live series is free and open to all. Registration is required to participate. Registered participants will be able to join the webinar via a computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline phone. Be sure to register.

Source: Todd Hubbs, jhubbs3@illinois.edu

Writer: Sam Koon, skoon@illinois.edu