Center for Farm Financial Management

Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

Continuing Education workshop for crop insurance providers

Conference Information

The Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference is one of the largest gatherings of crop insurance agents in the Midwest. Attendees can listen to outstanding speakers address topics directly relevant to crop insurance agents and interact with over 600 other crop insurance agents.

Conference Registration

The 2014 conference will be held September 10-11, 2014. Registration for the conference will be available in mid-July. Check back then for updates on registration.



Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

  • September 10-11, 2014
  • Verizon Wireless Center
  • Mankato, MN
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2013 Presentations


Wednesday September 11, 2013

1:00 pm Welcome

1:10 pm RMA Update: Current Crop Insurance Issues
Brandon Willis, Administrator, RMA, USDA

2:00 pm Real Cost of Crop Insurance, Farmers Write Big Premium Checks
Art Barnaby, Professor, Kansas State University

2:50 pm Break

3:20 pm Washington Update - Crop Insurance
Christy Seyfert, Vice President, Michael Torrey Associates LLC

4:10 pm Farm Bill Overview
Barry Flinchbaugh, Professor, Kansas State University

5:00 pm Adjourn to Reception

5:00 pm to 8:00pm Reception
Sponsored by Crop Insurance Companies and Associations

Thursday September 12, 2013

8:00 am Welcome

8:10 am Macro-economic and Energy Factors Driving the Agricultural Outlook
Michael Swanson, Senior Vice President, Agricultural Economist & Consultant, Wells Fargo

9:00 am The Current and Future Farm Policy Outlook for Corn and Soybeans
Joe Outlaw, Professor, Texas A&M University

9:50 am Break

10:20 am Understanding the Trend Adjusted APH Yield Endorsement
Bruce Sherrick, Professor, University of Illinois

10:45 am 2013 Crop and Weather Outlook
Dennis Todey, Extension State Climatologist and Professor, South Dakota State University

11:35 am Current Grain Marketing Issues
Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota

Noon Adjourn


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