Growing season 2019 is Focus of Ag Economic Dialogues seminar and webinar

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension hosts Ag Economics Dialogue: Focus on Growing Season 2019 seminar at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E. Eighth St.) March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). This seminar will also be available via webinar from 9 a.m. to noon (Central time zone). Seminar speakers will provide insight into weather and markets leading up to planting season.

“While spring feels a ways off, before we know it, spring planting season will be upon us. SDSU Extension designed this seminar/webinar to help producers prepare,” said Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension livestock business management field specialist.

During the seminar, Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist, will provide a review of winter 2019, and temperature and moisture outlooks for March, April, and May.

Lisa Elliott, assistant professor and SDSU Extension commodity marketing specialist, will provide a look at the many components impacting current grain markets and provide insight into the supply and demand situation.

An agriculture marketing professional will be available to discuss developing marketing plans for agriculture operations.

“Lenders have told me a marketing plan is becoming an important document for producers to provide,” Gessner said. “Producers will leave with a better understanding about how to create and implement their own marketing plan.”

Registration information

To participate, either in person or via the webinar option, register online by February 28 at There is no charge for this seminar.