Illinois State Climatologist, Dr. Trent Ford, Speaker at the Market Outlook Series on March 9th


Dr. Trent Ford is an Illinois State Climatologist and will be the featured speaker at the Market Outlook Seminar Series on March 9, 2023, at 6:15 PM at the Lavender Crest Winery, located at 5401 US Highway 6 in Colona. Dinner will be served followed by the local grain market update from Tom Parchert of Big River Resources. Reservations are required and must made by March 2nd to guarantee your attendance.

Dr. Trent Ford has been the Illinois State Climatologist since 2019. He and his team provide information online, through traditional and social media, and by speaking to folks across the state. In addition to his role in climate education and outreach, Ford also conducts research on the climate and extreme climate events, like drought and heat waves; monitors current conditions; and studies climate change. A native of Roanoke, Illinois, Ford earned a bachelors in geography from Illinois State University before completing his masters and PhD at Texas A&M University.

Cost for the series is $85.00 and a single session is $30.00 (if not pre-registered cost will be $35.00). To make reservations, please call the Henry County Farm Bureau 309-937-2411, Rock Island County Farm Bureau 309-736-7432 or Mercer County Farm Bureau 309-582-5116.

Clayton Pope, from Clayton Pope Commodities is the featured Speak for the July 6th Market Outlook Seminar Series.

The Market Outlook Seminar Series is sponsored by the Henry, Rock Island and Mercer County Farm Bureau Marketing Committees in conjunction with: Gold Star FS, COUNTRY Financial- Brent Bigham, Chad Nelson, John Waugh, Compeer Financial, River Valley Cooperative, Wyffels Hybrids, Big River Resources, BankORION, Blackhawk Bank & Trust and Central Bank.

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