2020 Ag Outlook

Join us for the 2020 Ag Outlook! Registration is free of charge and lunch is included. Registration is required by February 26, 2020.


Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
3184 Highway 22
Riverside, IA 52327


Dr. Matt Darr,  Iowa State University
Driving Value from Digital Agriculture Tools

Digital agriculture aims to empower growers to achieve greater levels of profitability and sustainability. From the latest planter attachments to aerial imagery to full farm logistics solutions, the growth in the digital ag industry is nearly endless. Matt Darr, digital agriculture specialist at Iowa State University, will share his insights on how to maximize the on-farm value of digital technologies and discuss strategies for smart investment in digital tools that improve production job quality and farm management.  

Kay Stefanik, Iowa State University
Progress Towards Cleaner Water

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was released to provide a framework for assessing and reducing nutrient inputs to Iowa waters. With the strategy heading into its seventh year, changes in nutrient inputs are beginning to emerge. 

Learn how can you implement practices for nutrient management and resources available to you. Assistant Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Kay Stefanik, will highlight the state-wide progress that has been made and shed light on the path toward meeting nutrient reduction goals. 

Todd Hultman, DTN
Corn and Soybean Price Outlooks for 2020 

Todd Hultman is DTN’s lead market analyst and has worked in the commodity futures industry since 1985. In addition to scouring the news and writing closing grain market comments, Hultman enjoys looking at markets for fresh insights.

Get a peek at what you can expect from corn and soybean prices in 2020 and pick up a few tips for identifying good selling opportunities. 

Howard Hagen and David Repp, Dickinson Law
Farming in the 2020s: Will I Thrive or Take a Dive? 

Recent disruptions, from electric cars and ethanol usage to fin-tech interventions and data processing, are affecting farmers now and will continue to cause big changes over the next several years. Howard Hagen and David Repp will shed light on pros and cons of the most prevelant disruptive factors. 

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Dr. Matt Darr
  • 11:00 -11:15 a.m. Break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Kay Stefanik
  • 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Todd Hultman
  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Howard Hagen and David Repp
  • 3:15 p.m. Closing
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm