2021 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

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2021 Agenda & Presentations

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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. Managing in the Roller Coaster Economic CycleDave Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

2:00 p.m. Break

2:10 p.m. Harvest Weather and Assessing the Risk of 2022 Drought, Drew Lerner, President and Senior Agricultural Meteorologist, World Weather, Inc.

3:00 p.m. Break

3:10 p.m. RMA Fall Update, Richard Flournoy, Acting RMA Administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency

4:00 p.m. Break

4:10 p.m. Washington UpdateCollin Peterson, Manager, The Peterson Group, Inc. and Tom Sell, Managing Partner, Combest, Sell & Associates, LLC

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, September 16, 2021

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. The Agricultural Economy: 2022 and BeyondMatt Roberts, Founder, The Kernmantle Group 

9:20 a.m. Break 

9:35 a.m. Margin Protection, ECO, or Neither: How do I decide? Alex Offerdahl, Crop Insurance Division Head, Watts & Associates

10:00 a.m. Developing Carbon Markets in Ag: Possible Impact on ProductionRay Massey, Extension Professor, University of Missouri Extension

10:25 a.m. The Bull Market that Nobody saw ComingEd Usset, Grain Marketing Economist and Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management

10:50 a.m. Break

11:05 a.m. The Trust Edge™: How Top Leaders and Organizations Drive Business Results through Trust, David Horsager, President and CEO, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

           Additional Resources:

The 2021 Trust Outlook

8-Pillars

11:55 a.m. Concluding Remarks

Noon Adjourn