The Northwest Farm Managers Association will hold its 104th annual meeting for producers and others interested in agriculture on Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.
The Northwest Farm Managers Association will hold its 104th annual meeting for
producers and others interested in agriculture on Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn in
Presentations will focus on dynamic changes in agriculture, grain market outlook
and pricing strategies, fertilizer outlook, 2013 crop year weather and farmland
Michael Hubert, Mosaic Co. northern Plains account manager, will provide a
global phosphates and potash outlook. Mosaic is the world's leading producer of
concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
Also presenting is William Wilson, distinguished professor in the North Dakota
State University Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department. Wilson has
researched and provided advice to numerous international companies and countries
in the areas of grain marketing, international trade and logistics. He has
identified global fundamentals to 2020 and will describe the forthcoming dynamic
changes in agriculture.
Grain marketing and the weather are always of great interest to producers.
Market analyst Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, will provide insight
on old and new crop markets and
global competition in his explanation of pricing strategies for corn, oilseeds
Leon Osborne, University of North Dakota professor of atmospheric sciences, will
give his latest crop weather outlook for 2013.
Dwight Aakre, NDSU Extension Service farm management specialist and co-author of
leases may work for your operation. Strong commodity prices and high production
costs have made it more difficult for operators and landowners to successfully
determine appropriate farmland lease arrangements.
Glen Ward, professional humorist and inspirational speaker from Columbia, S.C.,
will end the meeting.
The meeting is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the meeting
at 9. The fee for attending is $50, payable at the door. The fee includes a noon
meal and breaks. For more information, call (701) 231-7393.