Farm update webinars offered by faculty

August 20, 2020

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad HartAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, will present a webinar Aug. 25 to offer timely insight for the difficult issues facing Iowa farmland owners and tenants.

“These are unprecedented times,” said Alejandro Plastina, associate professor and extension economist at Iowa State. “Pandemic, drought, derecho, trade uncertainties, low corn prices and a slow recovery of the real economy weigh on the financial health of Iowa farms. Crop insurance, farm bill programs and federal disaster assistance are becoming the bloodline of a growing number of operations. Presenters will provide updated information on the ag trends shaping the 2021 season and discuss practical economic and legal aspects of farmland leases.”

Registration should be completed online and includes a $10 fee, which includes electronic access to the leasing booklet. The webinar will run from 9-11 a.m

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, will give a one-hour webinar Sept. 2, as part of the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Producer Recovery Webinar Series. He will speak on "A Market Outlook During Turbulent Times."

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required to receive connection information for participation. You can register at Login information will then be emailed to you for the Webex-delivered series. Access can be via any computer or mobile device with internet connection.

The webinars will be recorded and available to view approximately one week after each webinar. If you have any questions, please reach out to Stacie Matchan at