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Dec 15

Ag Economic Dialogues - December

Friday, December 15

Ag Economic Dialogues was created to assist farmers and ranchers in making the best and most profitable decisions for their operations. Each month, several topics will be covered during a free, 1-hour webinar which begins at 10:00 a.m. CST. Producers can engage with our experts from the comfort and convenience of their own chair, tractor or combine.

Each month's webinar will focus on current production issues. 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.


Online registration is required so participants can receive the link to join the Zoom meeting. Use the form below to select which month(s) you would like to register for. If you have issues with the form below, register on Eventbrite or contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.