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Farm Bill webinars Continue to Deliver

The second in a series of three Farm Bill 2014 webinars wrapped up Tuesday with strong farmer participation. Minnesota Soybean Growers Association director Theresia Gillie, from Kittson County, was among hundreds of participants who joined the webinar, hosted by Farm Market Analyst Al Kluis, Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse and FSA staff.

“A lot of people have been on the webinars and there have been a lot of good questions,” Gillie said.

Gillie said it would be nice to see more landlords participate in the next webinar series, set for Sept. 11. She says a lot of what is happening with the Farm Bill rollout affects not only landowners, but landlords and renters as well. As for the webinars as a whole, Gillie sees value in being able to watch from anywhere.

Theresia Gillie

Theresia Gillie

“For the different educational POD meetings Minnesota Soybean has done, the farm bill webinars have far exceeded all of them,” she said. “I don’t have to drive 50 or 60 miles to get the information I need. On a scale of 1 to 10, these webinars have been an 11.”

If you missed the first two Farm Bill webinars, funded by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, managed by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, and sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers and Minnesota Corn Growers Association, don’t worry, we have you covered. Past farm bill webinars can be found on the Minnesota Soybean website. You can also listen to the Q&A sessions from the webinars below. 

Updating Crop Base Acres and FSA Program Yields
Kluis/Thiesse Q&A Part One
Kluis/Thiesse Q&A Part Two

Understanding the ARC and PLC Farm Program Decision
The audio versions of the Q&A from the Aug. 26 Farm Bill webinar will be available in the near future. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.