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815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
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Princeton, IL 61356
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1689 North 31st Road,
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Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
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Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
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News Release

Farm Outlook Ag Leasing Meeting

NEWS RELEASE – PREPARED BY Jill Guynn, County Director

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit


University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites farmland owners, operators and others interested in obtaining unbiased, research-based information about farm leasing and the economic outlook, to our upcoming ag seminar on January 25th at IVCC.

Dr. Gary Schnitkey, Professor/Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Extension Specialist,

will be presenting a special program on Thursday, January 25, for landowners and operators and others interested to learn about the 2018 farm economic outlook and ag leasing options. Crop-share, cash rent and flexible leases will be covered as well as the farm economic outlook and cost centers. Price projections and returns to land will also be discussed. There will be time for questions/answers so bring your questions that evening.

In addition that evening, Dr. Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Policy/Director of the Bock Agricultural Law and Policy Program and Extension Specialist/ Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics,

will be presenting information on farm programs including ARC and PLC, crop insurance options that reflect 2018 pricing and risks and current conservation programs that can benefit the bottom line for the producer.

University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit is offering the special 2018 Farm Outlook & Ag Leasing Seminar presentations on January 25 at IVCC, Room CTC 124 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required by January 20th by calling 815-224-0889 or by registering online. There is a $10 fee to attend which can be paid online or at the door.              

To register, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889 or register online at:

For questions regarding the program contact Daryle Wragge at 309-364-2356. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please indicate when registering.

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If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at 815-224-0889.