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Chicago Farmers annual meeting touches on sustainability issues

The Chicago Farmers’ annual Investment Fair is coming up Feb 4. Along with the usual legal and technical topics there will be several issues related to sustainability. Here’s the schedule as it appears on my friend, Rich Schell’s blog

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.     Session 1
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Managing Drainage
The Business Case for Investing in Local & Organic Farms
Biomass: Your Third Crop
Farmland Values
10:15 – 11:00 a.m     Session 2
Conservation Solutions
Custom Farm Leasing
“How To” info for Farmer’s Markets & Grass Fed By-The-Numbers
Evolving Biomass Markets: Home To Industry
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
11:00 – 1:00 p.m.     Complimentary Lunch Served
11:15 – 12:00 p.m.     Session 3
1031 Exchange
4 R’s of Nutrient Management
Value Added and Its Effect on Farmland Values
Investing In South American Agriculture
Wind & Solar Energy
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.     Session 4
Remote Sensing
Farmland Values

For more info and to register, go to the Chicago Farmers website —


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