The business of farming and issues of concern to absentee and non-operating landowners will be topics of discussion during "This Land Is Your Land 2012," a conference for landowners from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday at the Hy-Vee Conference Center in West Des Moines. Featured speakers are Loren Kruse, editor of Successful Farming magazine, Neil Hamilton, director of Drake University's Agricultural Law Center, and Steve Johnson, a farm management specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
The cost to register for the conference is $50 for the first attendee of a group and $35 for the second participant. Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration and additional information is available at www.farmlandconference.com or by calling (877) 232-4002.
The conference is sponsored by US Farm Lease LC, Gannon Real Estate & Consulting LC and the Drake Agricultural Law Center.