Dr. Bill Conerly presents “an outsider’s view of agriculture” to farmers, ag lenders and agri-business executives. He explains the economy’s impact on food demand, as well as how the growing middle class in emerging countries is placing strong demand on grain for feed. Lately he has also discussed the “peak farmland” hypothesis and what that means for investments in agricultural land.
Past clients have included AgStar, AgFirst, Iowa Bankers Association, Northwest Farm Credit, Oregon Association of Nurseries and Washington Mint Growers.
Thank you for a wonderful presentation. Everyone who heard your presentation was impressed with your analysis, and strong command of facts and theory. More importantly, your ability to weave together substance with humor, in a very dynamic way, meant our attendees learned and retained more information than we would have typically expected. You made economics fun and you left our members with powerful insights on trends and issues to consider as they prepare for the future.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank has benefitted from Bill Conerly’s unique insights and perspectives several times over the past five years…his materials consistently cover the points that we agree on…he has been very well-received by our groups, and we look forward to having Bill with us again in the future.