Low crop margins are one of the biggest concerns farmers are dealing with. Projections are for crop prices to change daily. Are farmland rental rates going to provide any relief? What about input costs? These are all difficult questions to answer given predicting the future is impossible. Based on their experience and research, University experts will do their best to answer these questions during a series of Outlook Meetings across the state.
Extension in Champaign, Madison and Union counties, along with the Union County Agriculture Association, are hosting a Grain Outlook Breakfast at Der Dutchman in Plain City on Jan. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost to attend is $10 and reservations can be made by January 20 to the Union County Extension Office, 18000 St. Rt. 4, Suite E, Marysville, OH 43040. For more information, visit: http://go.osu.edu/agevents.
Dr. Carl Zulauf will examine what the grain markets are telling us and the price and return outlook for 2017. The morning will also feature a presentation from Barry Ward on examining land values, rents, crop input costs and potential crop profitability for the coming year. Additionally, Peggy Kirk Hall, J.D., will address ten legal trends that could change agriculture.
Other locations around the state can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/