2022 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

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2022 Agenda & Presentations

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

1:00 p.m. Welcome

1:05 p.m. Crop Insurance is the Most Reliable Input of AllMike Swanson, Chief Agricultural Economist, Wells Fargo

1:55 p.m. Washington UpdateStephen Frerichs, President, AgVantage, LLC

2:45 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Announcements

3:20 p.m. Farmer Perspectives on Using Crop Insurance

  • Kindra Carlson, Carlson Dairy, LLP
  • Kristin Duncanson, Highland Family Farms
  • Nate Hultgren, Hultgren Farms

4:10 p.m. USDA RMA Administrator, Marcia Bunger, RMA Administrator, USDA Risk Management Agency

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Thursday, September 15, 2022

8:00 a.m. Welcome

8:05 a.m. High Impact Meteorology: 2022 Growing SeasonEric Snodgrass, Science Fellow/Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions

8:55 a.m. Legal Considerations for Carbon ContractsKristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Iowa State University

9:20 a.m. Grain Market UpdateEd Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

9:45 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Announcements

10:20 a.m. How We Sabotage Our EthicsMarianne Jennings, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Noon Adjourn

THANK YOU to our 2022 Conference Planning Committee

Kim Bergeson, AgriSompo North America

Sharelle Burg, ProAg

Robert Craven, Center for Farm Financial Management, U of MN

Steve Frelich, NAU Country

Mark Harms, Great American Insurance Company

Travis Keister, Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA)

Kevin Klair, Center for Farm Financial Management, U of MN

Curtis Mahnken, Center for Farm Financial Management, U of MN

Nicholle Renshaw, Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc.

Ken Ripley, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

Greg Sather, Professional Insurance Agents of MN (PIA)

Connie Schuver, Hudson Insurance Group

Troy Stevens, Big I Minnesota

Terri Torgerson, RCIS

Chris Vander Linden, Crop Risk Services

THANK YOU to our 2022 Sponsors

AgriSompo North America

Big I Minnesota

Crop Insurance Professionals Association (CIPA)

Crop Risk Services

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

Great American Insurance Company

Hudson Insurance Group

NAU Country


Professional Insurance Agents of MN (PIA)

Rain and Hail Insurance Service, Inc.