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Source: Brock Associates news release

Twelve dynamic, boost-your-bottom-line production and marketing presentations are on tap at the 2014 Agricultural Economic Symposium in New Orleans, La., Feb. 17-19.

Sponsored by Monsanto, Ingersoll Tillage, FMC, CoBank/Farm Credit Leasing, AgFirst, Delta Farm Press and Brock Associates, the 2014 Agricultural Economic Symposium is open to growers, ag lenders and agribusiness people interested in expanding and honing their production and marketing skills.

The 2014 Agricultural Economic Symposium features a first-class line-up of speakers and presentations:

Andy Biebl - It's a Brave New World: Tax Planning in 2014 and Beyond
Dr. Danny Klinefelter - 12 Best Management Practices Dr. Darren Hudson - The Farm Bill: A Paradigm Change or More of the Same?
Randy Hertz - Farmland Prices, Rents: Where are They Headed?
Dr. Robb Fraley, Monsanto - Plant Biotechnology: Advanced breeding and Crop Improvement Techniques
Bob Hooten - Why Resistance Management is Important to Your Yield
Jack Juelich - Facility: Loan it or Lease it?
Roger Murdock - Keeping Up with Rapidly Changing Tillage Practices
Jason Moss - Making the ―Market Carry‖ Its Own Weight
Kurt Barth - Picking up Nickels, Dimes and Quarters: Improving Your Cash Marketing
David Behrel and Kevin Woods - Insights into Futures and Options
Richard Brock - Commodity Price Outlook

The symposium kicks off Monday evening, Feb. 17, with a networking social. A wide range of educational sessions dedicated to production and marketing run from Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m.
"We're bringing in some of the country's 'big dogs' to share their insight and knowledge," states Kurt Barth, Brock Associates' chief financial officer and marketing consultant.

This year's symposium features more sessions than ever before and is the ideal place to gather innovative ideas, learn from and network with some of the best agribusiness minds in the industry and pick the brains of like-minded progressive, business-savvy growers from across the country.

The symposium is great place to relax, learn and interact with others dedicated to farming.

The symposium offers ample time to network, including Tuesday evening's dinner jazz cruise down the Mississippi. Individuals having an extra day are welcome to join the post-symposium tours: a carriage ride through historic New Orleans and an afternoon swamp tour.

More information about the 2014 Agricultural Economic Symposium is available online at, to register, call 800-558-3431.

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