IL Chapter | 2019 Land Values Conference

When:  Mar 21, 2019 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Illinois Chapter of ASFMRA
The Farm Economy in 2019 – How We Got Here & What Lies Ahead
David Widmar

The session will review the U.S. agricultural economy and key trends to monitor in 2019. He will focus on the impacts and trends that relate to farmland values and returns.

David Widmar is an agricultural economist specializing in agricultural trends and the farm economy. Through his research, he supports agribusinesses and farmers in their strategic and planning efforts. His work has been featured in several agricultural media publications, university publications, webinars, and conferences. David’s current writings can be found at
Agricultural Economic Insights,, where he contributes with co-founder Dr. Brent Gloy.

Wind and Solar Lease Revenue Stream Analysis
Brad Haight

A discussion regarding compensation elements and structures and revenue valuation analysis considering the property, lease, market, and project.

Brad Haight is the founder of LeaseGen, LLC which values wind and solar lease revenue streams for buyers and sellers of property where turbines or solar equipment are installed. LeaseGen also helps owners structure the economic provisions of their wind and solar leases,with a focus on long-term value creation.

Panel Discussion Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends
A down-on-the-farm, localized look at what is driving farmland prices and rent rates from four ISPFMRA farm managers and appraisers representing different regions of the state.
Todd Slock, Compeer Financial, Region 2
Luke Worrell, AFM, ALC, Worrell Land Services, Region 7
Bruce Huber, AFM, ARA, First Illinois Ag Group, Region 6
Dale Kellermann, AFM, First Illinois Ag Group, Region 8

Report Summary and Overview
A summary discussion of the overall 2019 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report

David Klein, AFM, ALC Vice President, Managing Broker, and Agricultural Asset Manager, First Mid Ag Services
Dr. Gary Schnitkey, Farm Management Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Plus -- everyone attending receives a copy of the 2019 Illinois Land Values and Lease Trends Report

Registration Fees
ASFMRA/RLI Member: $70
Non-Member: $85

Hotel Details
A block of rooms is reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Room rate is $120 + taxes under the "Illinois Society of Farm Managers" block. Call 309-664-6446 by February 26, 2019 to make your reservation.

For More Information
Meeting: Carroll Merry | 262-253-6902 |
Registration: Deanna Ilk | 303-692-1222 |


DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Dr
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