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Eric Snodgrass to Keynote Farm Finance Forum

The Fairfield National Bank and the Wayne County Farm Bureau are excited to bring back the Farm Finance Forum on Friday, February 3. The forum will feature a series of well-known speakers that will cover a variety of topics related to financial matters on the farm. Keynoting the event this year is Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Snodgrass’ popularity amongst farmers stems from his regular ag weather updates on YouTube.

This year’s speaker lineup includes…

Grain Market Outlook & Strategies – Dewayne Kissner, Grain Marketer, Heritage Hedge, Fairfield, IL

Fuel & Fertilizer – Global Linkages to Local Impacts – Mike Doherty, Senior Economic and Policy Analyst, Illinois Farm Bureau, Bloomington, IL

Succession Planning & Exit Strategies – Luke Harl, Financial Advisor, FNB Asset Management, Fairfield, IL

A Conversation on Southeastern Illinois Farmland Values – Brett Berger, Accredited Rural Appraiser, Berger Appraisals, Albion, IL & Reece Copeland, Vice President, Fairfield National Bank, Fairfield, IL

Maximizing Land Profitability – Lane Harvey, Farm Manager, FNB Asset Management, Fairfield, IL

High Impact Meteorology in Production Agriculture – Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Champaign, IL

The Farm Finance Forum will be held on Friday, February 3 at the Fairfield First Christian Church, located at 100 W Center Street in Fairfield. Registration and breakfast refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program to begin at 9:00 a.m. The forum will include a catered lunch by Matt Kinney.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP at or by calling 618-842-3342. The 2023 Farm Finance Forum is sponsored by Fairfield National Bank and the Wayne County Farm Bureau.



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