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Agriculture Economic Outlook Meeting for 2012

Posted by Greg LaBarge, Fulton County

Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the industry located in northwest Ohio have the opportunity to learn more about the current grain market outlook and farm production economics at an Ohio State University Extension 2012 Farm Outlook Program.

The program hosted by Ohio State University Extension with presentations from Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.  Topics covered will include grain markets, farm inputs, land values, and an economic outlook of the industry. The program will be held on December 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center, 7900 Independence Road, Defiance, Ohio. Pre-registration is $15 per person.

The program will feature the following speakers: Matt Roberts, OSU Extension agricultural economist, who will discuss the Grain Market Outlook: 2011 Old Crop and the Futures Market; Barry Ward, OSU Extension agricultural economist, who will discuss farm production economics of farmland values and input costs such as seed, chemical and fertilizer markets; Greg LaBarge will discuss Phosphorus: A Water Quality Concern but It’s Not the Same 1980s Problem; Carl Zulauf, OSU Extension agricultural economist, The Farm Bill and Policy Makers.

The 2012 Farm Outlook Program meeting in Defiance County is open to the public and will provide insightful information for farming in 2012.  OSU Extension Crop and Livestock Enterprise Budgets are also available at: http://aede.osu.edu/programs/farmmanagement

Pre-registration deadline for the 2012 Farm Outlook Program is December 16. For more information, contact Bruce Clevenger at (419) 782-4771 or see the flyer at http://extension-cms.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/counties/fulton/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources/agriculture-pdf-files/Flyer%202011.pdf/view

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