Ag marketing specialist to speak in seven cities

Farm Forum

An Iowa State University farm and ag business management specialist will speak at seminars in seven South Dakota cities Dec. 2-9.

Steve Johnson will be the featured speaker at the GrowingOn 2015 meetings sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.

In his presentation, “Leveraging Risk Management Tools to Manage Revenue,” Johnson will give a crop price outlook and discuss marketing strategies and tools, farm bill programs and regulations, crop insurance strategies and 2015 crop cost estimates.

FDSA specialists will discuss crop insurance options and how to minimize risk. Admission is free and includes a meal.

Register at or call 800-884-FARM or 605-334-0100. The seminar schedule and check-in times:

Dec. 2: Aberdeen – 11:30 a.m., Dakota Event Center

Dec. 2: Watertown – 5:30 p.m., Watertown Event Center

Dec. 3: Huron – 5:30 p.m., Huron Community Campus

Dec. 4: Mitchell – 6 p.m., Highland Conference Center

Dec. 5: Yankton – 9:30 a.m., Best Western Kelly Inn/Minerva’s

Dec. 9: Brookings – 11:30 a.m., Swiftel Center

Dec. 9: Sioux Falls – 5:30 p.m., Sioux Falls Convention Center