2020 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

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2020 Agenda & Presentations

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Check back for updates on conference materials on September 16 and 17.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

12:00 p.m. Join online (Please join early to ensure the technology works for you. Agents seeking continuing education credit must join at the start of both days, as well as answer random poll questions during the event to receive credit.)

1:00 p.m. Welcome

1:10 p.m. High Impact Meteorology in Production Agriculture, Eric Snodgrass, Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions

2:00 p.m. Break

2:10 p.m. The Evolution of Farm Policy and the Role of Crop Insurance – A D.C. Update, Tara Smith, Executive Vice President, Michael Torrey Associates, LLC

3:00 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing, Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Economist, Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

4:00 p.m. Break

4:10 p.m. RMA Crop Insurance Update, Martin Barbre, RMA Administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, September 17, 2020

7:15 a.m. Join online (Please join early to ensure the technology works for you. Agents seeking continuing education credit must join at the start of both days, as well as answer random poll questions during the event to receive credit.)

8:00 a.m. Welcome

8:05 a.m. Economic Transition in a Black Swan Environment, David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

9:20 a.m. Break

9:35 a.m.  Coping in a Time of Stress, Shauna Reitmeier, Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Mental Health Center

        Additional Resources:

                  Healthy Sleep Tips

                  Personal Self-Care Stool

10:00 a.m. Break

10:10 a.m. The Ethical Lapses of 2018-2019: What We Can Learn, Marianne Jennings, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

11:50 a.m. Wrap up

Noon Adjourn