Corn Commentary

Chicago Farmers Focus on Renewables

“Renewable Fuels - Agriculture’s Impact Present and Future” is the topic of an evening program March 16 presented by The Chicago Farmers.

According to the organization, this is a “must-attend event for those who own farmland in the Midwest, as energy issues have an effect on commodity prices, land value and leasing terms.”

Speakers will include Dr. Robert J. Hauser, head of the Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and co-author of “Corn-Based Ethanol in Illinois and the U.S,” Eric Rund of Rund Farms and International AGitivities, and Dr. Martha Schlicher with GTL Resources.

The event will begin with registration at 5:30 pm on March 16 at the NIU Naperville Campus. Registration is $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Register by March 12 on-line here.