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farmdoc Increases Webinars to Get Information to Industry
Illinois Ag Connection - 03/24/2020

In light of increased uncertainty we are all facing, farmdoc is supplementing its farmdoc tools and farmdoc daily emails with additional webinars, the University of Illinois initial announced by email Monday. Its webinar schedule for the next two weeks follows.

- Lessons from Infectious Disease and Livestock, March 24, 11-11:30 a.m. Central, presented by Jim Lowe, Veterinary Medicine College, University of Illinois; and Todd Gleason and Gary Schnitkey, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

The webinar series "farmdoc daily live: Coronavirus and Agriculture" will continue at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Jim Lowe, an expert in infectious diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, will share his perspectives on Coronavirus, covering how measures will control the spread of COVID-19 in the human population. Implications for food supply will be discussed. Any recent updates related to COVID-19 and agriculture also will be shared.

The "Coronavirus and Agriculture" is a continuing webinar series occurring on Tuesday and Friday's at 11 am. No need to register for the series if you already have. A reminder will be sent 5 hours before the webinar. New registrations are taken at http://go.illinois.edu/fddLive.

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

- Navigating Your Personal Finances in a Time of Uncertainty, March 26, 9-10 a.m. Central

Please join four Certified Financial Planner professionals and financial planning experts in a journey through a world of uncertainty. What steps can you take in an era of volatile markets, sudden unemployment, social distancing and working from home? Our panel will share strategies for success and peace of mind.

Presented by

- Dr. Craig Lemoine, CFP, MRFC, director of the financial planning program, University of Illinois, and associate clinical professor of financial planning.

- Dr. Mary Bell Carlson, CFP, AFC, CEO of Chief Financial Mom and currently teaches at the University of Georgia in its financial planning program.

- Dr. Ajamu Loving, CFP, assistant professor of finance, University of North Texas in Dallas, and teaches financial planning in the School of Business.

- Dr. Jim Petersen, CFP, ChFC, RICP, CLF, WMCP, professor of ethics at The American College of Financial Services and seasoned executive with over 35 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry.

This webinar is hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

- Financial Perspectives on Agriculture and Coronavirus, March 27, 11-11:30 a.m. Central, presented by Todd Gleason and Nick Paulson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois; and Nate Kaufman and Cortney Cowley, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank

Paulson, a farmdoc team member, will lead a discussion of COVID-19 concerns related to agricultural finance. Kaufman and Cowley, both agricultural economists from the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, will be guests and provide important perspectives. Any recent important updates related to COVID-19 and agriculture will be shared.

The "Coronavirus and Agriculture" is a continuing webinar series occurring on Tuesday and Friday's at 11 am. No need to register for the series if you already have. A reminder will be sent 5 hours before the webinar. New registrations are taken at http://go.illinois.edu/fddLive.

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

- Farmer Safety Net, March 31, 11-11:30 a.m. Central, presented by Todd Gleason and Gary Schnitkey, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Schnitkey will discuss the existing farm safety net on crop farms. Discussion will center on losses from old crop, moving on to discussions for new crop. Protection offered by crop insurance and ARC/PLC commodity title programs will be outlined

The "Coronavirus and Agriculture" is a continuing webinar series occurring on Tuesday and Friday's at 11 am. No need to register for the series if you already have. A reminder will be sent 5 hours before the webinar. New registrations are taken at http://go.illinois.edu/fddLive.

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

- Updated Supply and Demand for Corn and Soybeans, March 31, 2-3 p.m. Central, presented by Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

The webinar will review USDA's March 31 Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports and considers balance sheet and price implications for both old and new crop corn and soybeans. The USDA's estimate of March 1 stocks of corn and soybeans will provide a clearer picture of total 2019-20 marketing year consumption, ending stocks, and price prospects. The report will be especially important for projecting the magnitude of domestic corn consumption for feed use. The magnitude of planting intentions will clarify prospects for the size of the 2020 corn and soybean crops with implications for the 2020-21 balance sheets and price prospects.

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

- Farm Policy Going Forward, April 3, 11-11:30 a.m. Central, presented by Todd Gleason and Jonathan Coppess, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Coppess will provide an update on the policy environment. Passed legislation will be detailed. Discussion of further legislative and administrative policy needs will be addressed.

The "Coronavirus and Agriculture" is a continuing webinar series occurring on Tuesday and Friday's at 11 am. No need to register for the series if you already have. A reminder will be sent 5 hours before the webinar. New registrations are taken at http://go.illinois.edu/fddLive.

Registration is free, however pre-registration is required. The registration is limited to 1000 participants.You are responsible for any technical and hardware requirements.

Want more information about any of these webinars or to register? Visit the farmdoc Webinars and farmdoc daily live Webinars sites at https://bit.ly/3ds1NIY

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