Stateline Dairy and Ag Outlook Seminar scheduled for June 14

A Dairy and Ag Outlook Seminar: Understanding a Changing Industry, will be held Wednesday, June 14 at Ridgeway Community Center, 690 County St., Ridgeway, from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. This seminar is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, and University of Wisconsin Extension. The seminar is targeted toward assisting ag lenders and farm financial advisers in helping farmers manage risk and understand market outlooks.

“Price risk management continues to be a major variable for profitability in many commodity enterprises while land has seen record inflation,” said Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Understanding the ag markets is a necessary part of lender portfolio management.”

Topics include:
• Dairy Price Outlook – Spotlight on Supply, Demand, and Inflation (Leonard Polzin, University of Wisconsin)
• What’s the Future Hold for Small to Midsize Farms? (Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Dairy Extension)
• An Update on the Farm Economy (David Oppedahl, policy advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
• Land, Livestock and Crop Market Update (Chad Hart, Iowa State University)
• Ag Decision Maker Tools (Ann Johanns, ISU Extension and Outreach)

Ag lenders and financial advisers are encouraged to invite and support their producers to attend the seminar. Payment will be taken at the door, but pre-registration is required, at

For more information, contact Jennifer Bentley or Allie McIntyre at the ISU Extension and Outreach Winneshiek County office at 563-382-2949. They can be reached by email at or