Jan. 10 - 11, 2018 | NIU Convocation Center | DeKalb, IL

Schedule of Events


8:00 a.m. Show Opens
9:00 a.m.


Family Farm and Landowner Succession Planning: “We’re All Set” – Set To Succeed OR Set To Fail?

Studies have shown that 70% of the family farm and landowner succession plans fail to result in successful transfers from the 1st generation to the 2nd; from the 2nd generation to the 3rd the failure rate is much worse – 90%. 

Source:  http://www.dfamilk.com/newsroom/dfa-leader-magazine/leaving-legacy

Speaker: Art Littlefield, Estate and Succession Planning Specialist

10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pesticide Applicator Testing
11:00 a.m.

Agriculture Mitigation Agreements

Speaker: Terry Savko of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Springfield, IL

Ms. Savko will discuss the rights of Landowners in an attempt to protect their property from damages in regards to right-of-ways from electrical transmission lines, pipelines, wind farms, and Rail Roads.

1:00 p.m.

Long Range Weather Outlook

Speaker: Mark Henderson Chief Meteorologist for WIFR TV in Rockford, IL

Mark will take a look at what the rest of the winter looks like for the state line area and see if there are any trends showing up that could have an impact for the spring.
4:00 p.m.

Show Closes


8:00 a.m. Show Opens
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pesticide Applicator Testing
10:00 a.m.

2017 Interest Rates and Land Values

Speakers: Adam Gaskill Senior Financial Analyst, Mike Morris Chief Appraiser, and Todd Slock Appraiser with 1st Farm Credit Services

The specialists will discuss where the interest rates are headed this winter and what they are seeing in land values as we move forward into 2017.
3:00 p.m. Show Closes