Top producer Summer Seminar

Top Producer Summer Seminar


Business Tune-Up

June 7-8, 2011

Isle Casino Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center, Bettendorf, Iowa


Select Presentations from the 2011 Top Producer Summer Seminar

Click the links below to download PDFs of these presentations.
Chris Barron, Carson & Barron Farms Inc.
Roger Bernard, Informa Economics
John Fisher, Bayer
Darren Frye, Water Street Solutions
Dean Heffta, Water Street Solutions
Randall Hertz, Hertz Real Estate Services
Steven Johnson, Iowa State University
Peter Martin, Kennedy & Coe
Matt McNamara, John Deere Financial
Nick Paulson, University of Illinois


This one-and-a-half-day event provides a summer tune-up for your farm business skills. Topics will cover core business decisions including managing margins, market outlook, hiring decisions, land strategies, ag financing, input buying decisions, human resources and more! Separate breakout track for younger producers! 


Speakers and Topics from the 2011 Event

Ag Outlook, Policy and Trade Update: Where Are We Today? Roger Bernard, Informa Economics
Maintaining Margins while Growing Your Farm Business Chris Barron, Carson & Barron Farms, Inc.
Managing Crop Risk in Volatile Times, Steve Johnson, Iowa State University
Run Your Farm like a Business, Mark Gold, Top Third Ag Marketing
The Seven Keys to Forging Farm Success, Dean Heffta, Water Street Solutions
Financial Habits of Top Producers, Greg Wolf, Kennedy and Coe
The New Rules of Profitable Farming, Darren Frye, Water Street Solutions
Land on the Run, Randy Hertz, Hertz Farm Management
Ag Outlook for Policies, Prices, Land and Inputs in 2011, Nick Paulson, University of Illinois

Market Outlook Bill Biedermann, Allendale
Ag Finance Situation Peter Martin, Kennedy and Coe
Flexible Cash Leases that Work, Steve Johnson, Iowa State University
Market Outlook Gregg Hunt, Archer Financial Services
Ag Law Pitfalls to Watch, Kristina Tridico, Ice Miller LLP
Markets: Technical Analysis Made Easy Ashley Gulke, The Gulke Group
Credit Tips for Young Producers, Matt McNamara, John Deere Financial