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Soil Management and Land Value Conference Celebrates 90th Anniversary Longest-running ISU conference discusses ag economic outlook

The 90th annual Soil Management and Land Value Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University (ISU), and is sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension and Outreach. The conference is designed for anyone who has an interest in agriculture land, land management, and land valuation. This is the longest running conference at ISU in both research and extension.

“As a new faculty member, I am very humbled and honored to carry on the torch to host the 90th Soil Management and Land Value Conference, the longest running conference at ISU, “said Wendong Zhang, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, and chair of the conference planning committee. “This, to me, is an excellent example of the public-private partnership between ISU and the agriculture industry started 90 years ago!”

This year, the Soil Management and Land Value Conference will look at several current issues in rural property management, appraisal and sale/purchase. “As a professional farm manager, rural appraiser and farm broker for 48 years with Hertz Farm Management, I attended most of the Soil Management and Land Valuation conferences during my career,” said Loyd Brown, long-time conference attendee. “The conference topics were always current, pertinent, helpful and delivered by excellent speakers. The meetings also provided opportunity to network with other farm managers, appraisers, realtors, ag finance professionals and others throughout Iowa. Hopefully, the conference will continue another 90 years and beyond!”

This year’s conference will feature topics on agricultural trade and economy; agricultural financial conditions; farm downturns and populations changes and its impact on rural communities; as well as a panel discussion on the historical focus of the Soil Management and Land Value Conference as it celebrates its 90th anniversary.  For more information about the conference, please visit www.register.extension.iastate.edu.

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning and Management organizes more than 150 conferences and special events each year at Iowa State University, in Ames and at various offsite locations. Their conference and event management professionals facilitate state, regional and international events for Iowa State University and outside groups who bring conferences and events to the university.

Conference Planning and Management and the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau collaborate extensively to recruit and provide services for groups who host their events in the Ames area. For additional information on how your group can host an event in the Ames area, please call 515 294-1775 or visit www.cpm.iastate.edu.\

 

Submitted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning & Management

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