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Title: The Business Case for Conservation: A Summary of Farm Financial and Environmental Data from Precision Conservation Management

Dates: June 23rd, 2021

In this 1-hour webinar, the PCM and University of IL Agricultural Economics Team will summarize 6-years of data from the Precision Conservation Management program (PCM). PCM is a farmer service program led by IL Corn Growers Association and IL Soybean Association...

Title: Demonstration and Discussion of the Cover Crop Simulation Tool

Dates: April 1st, 2021

A project team from ACES, NCSA and Purdue’s Agronomy Department have been developing a first-of-its-kind cover crop simulation and decision support tool for Illinois farmers with funding by the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council.  The tool was released in October and recently updated with additional functionality.  On this webinar, the project team will discuss the project and tool, as well as provide a demonstration and explanation.

The Cover Crop Decision Support Tool may be found at https://covercrop.ncsa.illinois.edu/

Title: FAST Tools and Financial Planning

Dates: March 11th, 2021

FAST is a set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets that can be used to evaluate management decisions on farm. We will demonstrate use of the Farm Projections Tool.

Title: Final Look at Commodity Title and Crop Insurance Decisions

Dates: March 4th, 2021

All the information is needed to calculator crop insurance premiums. Deadlines for corp insurance and commodity title choices are nearing. This webinar will update any information that needs to be covered before decisions are final.

Title: Last Financial Issues Before Planting

Dates: February 25th, 2021

A recap of the financial position of Illinois farms will be provided. We will go over budgeting and pro forma cash flow planning for 2021.

Title: Acreage Decisions in 2021

Dates: February 18th, 2021

Corn and soybean decisions have changed greatly Since August. This webinar will discuss implications of those decisions for planting decisions in 2021.

Title: ECO and Crop Insurance

Dates: February 11th, 2021

Most farmers in the Midwest insure corn and soybeans with Revenue Protection (RP). This year, a new county-level product can be added on top of RP and other products called Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO). This webinar will discuss the crop insurance decisions, in general, and ECO in particular.

Title: Commodity Title Choices in 2021

Dates: February 4th, 2021

Farmers and land owners will again have the opportunity to change commodity title choices between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2021 crop year. The deadline for the decision in March 15, 2021. This webinar will discuss these alternatives.

Title: Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Credit Under December’s Consolidated Appropriations Act

Dates: January 27th, 2021

Legislation passed in December called the Consolidations Appropriations Act has implications for farms. We will cover the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including implications for the initial draw, second draw, and recalculated draw. Issues associated with the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) also will be covered.

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