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2017 Outlook Meetings

This year’s market volatility may have you wondering what to expect next year. Don’t guess! Attend an AgStar 2017 Outlook meeting and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your operation.

Economic Outlook for 2017

Join us as Dr. Matt Roberts shares his market projections for 2017 and tips on navigating the environment to mitigate risk and maximize success.

When it comes time to deal with uncertainty and all the stress it carries with it - that is the time when we need to reach deep down into that well of faith and optimism and refuse to give up. There is always light at the end of the tunnel! Right now much of the agricultural world seems to be headed in the wrong direction. Times are tough for many. Whether it is falling land prices or crop prices, just about everyone is wondering what the future holds.

Come hear an uplifting and motivational presentation by David Okerlund who has been working with farmers from the crisis of 1984. He has seen the worst and the best, but most importantly David has learned how farmers can make the best of the worst.

Registration Details:

  • Each Outlook Meeting starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
  • A continental breakfast and lunch will be served at each meeting.

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    Date and Locations: 
    November 28, 2016
    Verizon Wireless Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza Dr., Mankato, MN

    November 29, 2016
    Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive, Worthington, MN

    November 30 2016
    Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Dr., Fairmont, MN

    December 2, 2016
    International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr. SW, Rochester, MN

    December 12, 2016
    Holiday Inn, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville, MN

    December 13, 2016
    Stout Ale House, 1501 N Broadway St. #1500, Menomonie, WI

    December 14, 2016
    Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 4th Ave. S., St. Cloud,MN
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 Featured Speakers

 Dr. Matt Roberts
Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts is a native of Bolivar, Mo. Roberts received a BA in Economics in 1994 from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University in 2001. Dr. Matt Roberts’ research interests relate to his experience in the commodity markets. Dr. Roberts has published on technical analysis and the use of derivatives for risk management in agricultural production. His extension and outreach activities focus on biofuels markets and the grain market situation and outlook.



 David-Okerlund
David Okerlund

David Okerlund grew up in a rural, Midwestern town of Manchester, Iowa where as a young teenager he saved up money- to go on to college by working on the town's garbage route. After graduation he became a teacher in Iowa where in his first year he was nominated as the Outstanding Young Speech Educator for the state.In 1983 David's speaking abilities gained national attention when he finished in the final three of the World Championship of Public Speaking; a contest that includes over 20,000 contestants from over 45 different countries. He taught a masters degree class in organizational ethics and persuasion at the University of Minnesota.