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AGRICULTURE

Iowa Farm Bureau summit focuses on new market drivers

Jul 01, 2014

WEST DES MOINES — The upcoming 2014 Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit, “Finding the Next Set of Market Drivers for Agriculture,” brings the nation’s leading drones, big data and agriculture technology and marketing experts July 21-22 to the Scheman Center in Ames to help farmers make the most of emerging technology.

The 2014 IFBF Economic Summit brings in national experts to help Iowa farmers explore a number of areas which have potential to greatly influence profitability of Iowa-grown commodities. The two-day IFBF Economic Summit features several national experts, including: David Oppedahl, economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Mary Kay Thatcher, farm policy expert for the American Farm Bureau Federation; Kevin Price, a national expert on the use of drones in agriculture; and Will Zhang, an Iowa-based expert on China.

Summit registration, which includes access to all presentations and lunch on both days, is $50 for Farm Bureau members. For nonmembers, registration completed before July 11 is $150. Registration costs increase after July 11 to $75 for Farm Bureau members and $175 for nonmembers.

For information or to register, visit www.iowafarmbureau.com or contact Lavonne Baldwin at 515-225-5633 or lbaldwin@ifbf.org.

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