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 will hear industry speakers address topics directly relevant to crop insurance agents and interact with over 600 other crop insurance professionals. The 2017 conference will be held September 13-14 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, MN.

2016 Presentations

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 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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 a.m. How to Avoid Ethical Minefields
Marianne Jennings, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University

Noon Adjourn



Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

  • September 13-14, 2017
  • Verizon Wireless Center
  • Mankato, MN
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