Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

Save the Date for the 2021 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference: September 15-16, 2021

The Midwest’s largest crop insurance conference

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 2021 conference will be held September 15-16, 2021.

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open in July 2021.

Lodging

Room blocks are available at nearby hotels under the name “2021 MN Crop Insurance Conference.” Reserve your room by August 15, 2021 to be eligible for the rates listed below (not including tax). After August 15, reservations will be on a space and rate available basis.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites: $124.99

County Inn & Suites Mankato: $110 or $120

Hilton Garden Inn: $115

Mankato City Center Hotel *coming soon

Continuing Education

The conference offers continuing education credits in the following states:

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

2021 Minnesota Crop Insurance Conference

Dates:
September 15-16, 2021

 

Registration will open in July 2021.

2020 Agenda & Presentations

Visit our Crop Insurance Conference Archive to learn more about past events!

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

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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