SDSU Extension will host monthly Ag Economic Dialogues throughout 2020 to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations. Producers can join each one-hour webinar from the comfort and convenience of their own chair, tractor or combine.
Specific topics will be announced two weeks before each session. Potential topics include:
- Marketing factors including basis, cash prices, seasonality, volatility and location differences, which all tie into the value a farmer receives for each bushel, ton or animal produced.
- Economic factors such as interest rates, depreciation, supply and demand, and export and import trends, which all play a role in prices received.
- Production costs and decisions about which feed source to use, storage methods, herbicide, insecticide and fungicide options, fertilizer types and rates, and how each adds into the equation for profitability.
- Risk management through the use of a variety of crop and livestock insurance tools.
For more information, contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.
Register below by April 17. There is no charge for this round of the dialogues. Information for joining the webinar will be emailed after registration is completed.