The annual area Ag Profitability Conference that was held in Smith Center today brought together an all-star cast of 6 Ag Economics experts from Kansas State University and a little over 50-area producers trying to absorb the financial advice necessary to make this a profitable year down on the farm.
The program was co-sponsored by Smith County Extension and Post Rock Extension. It opened with a presentation by Dr. Art Barnaby who discussed the new Farm Bill and its diverse impact from state-to-state.
The KSU Ag Economics Professor also examined the profitability of the ACRE Program. He said farmers would probably benefit more from regular crop insurance.
Dr. Barnaby will be back in the area March 2nd to conduct what he calls an “all day intensive workshop. The focus will be showing the relationship between the ACRE Program, the SURE Program and Crop Insurance.
Following Barnaby at the conference, Dr. Vincent Amanor-Boadu who spoke about the causes of the current recession. Unfortunately, Boadu’s crystal ball is telling him the country will not be coming out of the recession very quickly.