The Missouri Corn Growers and Northwest Corn Growers will host an informational meeting Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Fulkerson Center at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. The meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the formal program beginning at 9 a.m. All Missouri farmers and those from adjoining states are welcomed to attend. Lunch is provided by local and regional agribusinesses.
Kimberly Atkins, Vice President of the U.S. Grains Council, will address issues related to markets and trade. Chris Chinn, Director of Missouri Department of Agriculture, will address state agricultural issues.
This year, the corn growers will bring to St. Joseph Ben Buckner with AgResource Consulting and Naomi Blohm with Stewart Peterson. Both will provide a marketing update and discuss grain-marketing opportunities for the coming year. In addition, weather is always a concern to area growers. Bryce Anderson, DTN, will provide a weather outlook for 2018.
Paul Neiffer, CliftonLar­sonAllen, will provide an analysis on the tax changes. In addition, Katie Marshall, Missouri Corn Growers, will provide an organization update.
For more information, contact Morris Heitman at 816-387-1390 or Jason Hull at 660-582-6902.