Meet me in St. Louis!


How good are your farm management skills? What are the secrets to better marketing? Is family a help or hindrance in your operation? Are you able to make the strategic decisions that will keep your farm thriving two years from now?

Those are some of the questions we'll be tackling in our upcoming farm management summit Dec. 13-14, 2006 in St. Louis. This seminar will focus on strategic thinking, marketing and farm profitability as nationally-recognized speakers combine with our own Farm Futures marketing experts to share their expertise.

It's a unique format specially designed to address the needs of business-minded, high volume farmers.

Throughout those two days you'll hear expert presentations with plenty of time for questions and interaction with speakers, other farmers and Farm Futures editors. The meeting will focus on the "Big Picture," to help you look forward, as well as the nitty gritty decisions that help improve day to day profitability.

Our speaker line up includes ag economists Dr. David Kohl, Dr. Mike Boehlje, Danny Klinefelter, along with NorthWest Farm Credit Services CEO Jay Penick; plus our own Farm Futures Senior Editor Bryce Knorr and Market Analyst Arlan Suderman. A special three-hour management workshop, presented by Farm Management Consultant Dick Wittman, will focus on running family farms like businesses to avoid the typical relationship pitfalls so many farms go through.

The seminar will be held at Renaissance Hotel Airport just north of St. Louis.

I wish I could tell you all the details for this important event, but we're still fleshing them out. For now, grab a red pen and mark "Farm Futures Summit" in your calendar on Dec. 13-14. More details will be forthcoming at our website,, and future print versions of the magazine.

This is an event you won't want to miss!









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