ASFMRA/RLI Joint Spring Seminar Agenda

March 13, 2019 – Quality Inn, Ames Iowa

8:30am-9:00am – Registration & Refreshments

9:00am-10:00am – Automated Farming/Robotics, Dr. Lie Tang, Iowa State University

10:00am-10:15am – Refreshment Break

10:15am-11:15am – 2019 Agricultural Economy Outlook, Chris Taylor, Dupont

11:15am-12:00pm – Spring RLI Land Trend and Values Survey,  Kyle Hansen, ALC, Hertz Real Estate Services

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch Break (Lunch is provided)

1:00pm-2:00pm – Climate and Weather in Iowa, Justin Gilsan, State Climatologist of Iowa

2:00pm-3:00pm – The Business Side of Organic Farming, Bryce Irlbeck, AgriSecure

3:00pm-3:15pm – Refreshment Break

3:15pm-4:15pm – Hops and Hemp—Alternative Crops, Mark Pattison, Buck Creek Hops and Dr. Chris Disbro, Iowa Hemp Association


Registration Cost: $100 before March 1, $125 after. Registration closes on March 8, 2019.

Register Online:

Hotel Accommodations: Request the Spring Seminar block of rooms. Cost is $94.00. Quality Inn, 2601 East 13th St, Ames IA 50010, Ph: 515.232.9260