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2015 LEC dates graphicYou're facing a critical growing season - one full of extraordinary opportunities and risks. Come and get breakthrough strategies to make professional decisions NOW and secure your family farm's future for decades to come.

Get the latest on:

  • U.S. and World Economy
  • Capitol Hill Updates
  • Land Market Outlook
  • Risk Management
  • Fuel and Fertilizer Outlook
  • Commodity Markets

Speakers Include:



Brian Grete

Pro Farmer Editor


Chip Flory

Pro Farmer Editorial Director


Mike Walsten

LandOwner Editor


Davis Michaelsen

Inputs Monitor Editor


Rich Posson

Pro Farmer Sr. Market Analyst

Jim W

Jim Wiesemeyer

Pro Farmer Washington Consultant

Bill Northey

Bill Northey

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture


Roger Bernard

Pro Farmer Washington Consultant



Greg Henderson

Greg Henderson

Beef Today

Kyle Tapley

Kyle Tapley

MDA Weather Services


Also featuring:

  • Dr. Vincent Malanga, LaSalle Economics

  • Lee Schulz, Iowa State University


 Monday, July 13th  
 11:30 am - 12:45 Registration
  1:00 pm - 2:30 U.S. and World Economy with Vince Malanga
  2:30 pm - 4:00 Inside Washington with Jim Wiesemeyer and Roger Bernard
  4:00 pm - 5:00 Agriculture Outlook with Iowa Secretary of
Agriculture Bill Northey and Chip Flory.
  5:00 pm - 6:00 Evening Reception
 Tuesday, July 14th  
 7:00 am - 8:00 Breakfast with Crop Comments
 8:00 am - 8:45 Beef Outlook with Greg Henderson
 8:45 am - 9:30 Pork and Hogs Outlook
 9:30 am - 9:40  Break

 9:40 am - 10:00

Fertilizer Placement Trends

 10:00 am - 10:45 Fuel and Fertilizer Outlook with Davis Michaelsen
 10:45 am - 11:30 Utilizing the Latest Technology
 11:30 am - Noon Climate Trends
 Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch
 1:00 pm - 1:45

Land Outlook with Mike Walsten

 1:45 pm - 3:30 Grain Market Outlook with Brian Grete and Rich  Posson
 3:30 pm  Adjourn
   *We strive to keep the agenda as concrete as possible, but changes may occur. Any changes in the schedule will be posted on this page.



Registration Information

Online registration is now closed.

To Register Call: 1-888-698-0487. Group rates are available, call for details.

 Registration Type Discounted Rate At the door
 Early-Bird Rate $199 $299
 Monday Only $119 $159
 Tuesday Only $199 $239




Conference Location: 

  Sheraton West Des Moines

  1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Sheraton West Des MoinesEasy to find in the heart of West Des Moines, just minutes from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and near the city’s most popular attractions and business centers.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, and also within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

Map To Hotel.

Room Reservations: Reserve online or call 1-800-325-3535.


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