Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference
Continuing Education workshop for crop insurance providers
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.
The 2016 conference will be held September 14-15, 2016. Registration for the conference will be available in mid-July. Check back then for updates on registration.
New this year, Visit Mankato
will be providing shuttle service to and from Best Western and Courtyard Marriott and the conference on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and hourly between 7 and 9 p.m., and on Thursday at 7 and 7:30 a.m., with a return trip at 12:15 p.m. Please indicate on your registration whether or not you plan to use this service.Also new this year, a two-hour ethics-specific course.
The 2016 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference will be held September 14-15, 2016 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN. Proposed course schedule is below.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:10 p.m. Positioning for Success in the Economic Reset
David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
2:25 p.m. The Current Situation in Grain Markets
Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist and Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
2:50 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Weather Risk in Agriculture: A Management Strategy
Eric Snodgrass, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Illinois
4:10 p.m. Washington Agricultural Update
Jeff Harrison, Counsel, Combest Sell & Associates
5:00 pm Adjourn to Reception
5:00 pm to 8:00pm Reception
Sponsored by Crop Insurance Companies and Associations
Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:10 a.m. Crop Insurance Update 2016
Brandon Willis, Administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency
9:00 a.m. Precision Farming - Standards and Interoperability
Dennis Daggett, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, ProAg
9:25 a.m. Financial Risks for Minnesota Producers: Income Trends and Production Costs
Dale Nordquist, Associate Director and Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
9:50 a.m. Break
10:20 am How to Avoid Ethical Minefields
Marianne Jennings, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
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