US Farm Report taping in 2018

July 05, 2019

Agriculture market analysts are coming back to campus for a live recording of the “U.S. Farm Report”

by Hannah Erickson

CARBONDALE, Ill. — For the second year in a row, Tyne Morgan and a group of agriculture analysts are coming back to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a live taping of the “U.S. Farm Report” on July 16.

SIU Carbondale is partnering with Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services to co-host the event, which offers farmers, researchers and agriculture professional’s valuable updates and stories.

As the longest-running syndicated agriculture television program, the “U.S. Farm Report” regularly addresses rural agriculture topics. Owned by Farm Journal Media and hosted by Morgan, the program airs weekly on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Open to the public

Set for the SIU Student Center Ballrooms, the program allows community members to hear first-hand from market analysts, along with joining the action in a question and answer segment. The event begins at 3:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants will have a chance to ask questions to two esteemed market analysts, Chip Nellinger with Blue Reef Agri-Marketing and Bob Utterback with Utterback Marketing, along with John Kurtz, president and CEO of Kurtz Auction and Realty.

“What a chaotic year already, 2019 has been historic in several ways,” said Morgan, who hosts U.S. Farm Report. “An unexpected rally in the corn market created prices more than $1 better than we saw just a couple months ago. With so much volatility and uncertainty surrounding the markets and crop yields, we are bringing in two veteran market analysts to wade through the tough topics that need to be discussed in detail right now. They say volatility creates opportunity, so we’ll get into not only the opportunity in the market, but possible risks in the months ahead.”

Schedule includes exhibits and panels

The program is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. with registration and a vendor exhibit, including local agriculture businesses. The LIVE taping will begin at 4 p.m., with a Q&A to follow. The vendor exhibit will reopen at 5:30 p.m.

Media Advisory

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the event. Due to the nature of the live-recording, outside video footage is not allowed once the recording begins. To arrange for interviews with the analysts, contact Tricia Johnson, vice president of marketing and communications at Legence Bank, at 618/841-7868 or

Vendor space still available

As part of the bank’s commitment to agricultural education, Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage will be the hosts of the event, along with the SIU community. Other platinum sponsors include Tri-County Fertilizer and Big Muddy Agronomics and Allied Auctions and Appraisals.

Gold level sponsors are Kurtz Auction and Realty and Jim Hayes, Inc.; Silver level sponsors are RCIS, Donoho Insurance Agency, and CGB, with M & S Implement Company, Inc, Clearwave, Homerun Seed, Raleigh Redi-Mix and Scates Valley as the bronze level sponsors.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and provide businesses with the unique ability to gain national exposure. A variety of partnership opportunities include:

  • Addressing attendees
  • Mentions and logo promotions during the show
  • Exhibit area
  • Company name on advertisements
  • Social media mentions

The program will air both nationally and on specific SIU programming,

For more information on sponsorship or other topics, contact Tricia Johnson at 618/297-9860 or