Economics

Approaches To Reducing Farm Energy Costs

Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine FarmsElectric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms Michael Reese, University of Minnesota, details usable research info that will help swine farms evaluate what electric and thermal energy strategies are viable. Several key take home messages: 1) Energy efficiency upgrades can have a short-term return-on-investment, 2) Reputable contractors are available to remove complexities, and 3) There still exist state, federal, and utility grants and incentives [video].

Dr. Lowell Catlett - Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!


Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! - Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, Retired, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Nick Gabler - Evaluation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs


Evaluation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs - Dr. Nick Gabler, Iowa State University, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Ron Durre, Pat Von Tersch, Al Wulfekuhle - Managing Margins in Market Downturns


Managing Margins in Market Downturns - Ron Durre, Farm Credit Mid-America; Pat Von Tersch, Professional Ag Marketing; Al Wulfekuhle, Iowa Pork Producer, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook


Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Express Markets Inc., from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Colin Johnson, Dr. William Edwards - Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers


Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers - Colin Johnson, Iowa State University; Dr. William Edwards, Iowa State University , from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Scott Dee - Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US


Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US - Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services, from the 2017 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 17 - 18, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Lee Johnston - Research on Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms


Research on Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms - Dr. Lee Johnston, University of Minnesota, from the 2017 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 17 - 18, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Michael Reese - Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms


Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms - Michael Reese, University of Minnesota, from the 2017 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 17 - 18, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

The Future In Agriculture Is Bright

Best Time Ever To Be in AgricultureBest Time Ever To Be in Agriculture Dr. Lowell Catlett, retired Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, shares thoughts on the future of agriculture while weaving in threads of technology's future and consumer demand throughout. Dr. Catlett, with enthusiasm and spirit, says this is the best time to be in agriculture [video].
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