FORUM for Ag Lending
September 24-26, 2024 The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown Minneapolis, MN



7 a.m. to 8 a.m.


7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Registration Open

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

General Session #2: Lending in the Agricultural Marketplace--2024 and Beyond; Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance-Virginia Tech

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions #2

#2B: Sales & Relationship Management: Insights from High-Performing Officers; Mark Purfeerst, Financial Officer, Compeer; Kyle Watts, VP Branch Manager, Texas Farm Credit

#2A/#2C: Emerging Trends & Issues: Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable; Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance Virginia Tech

10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #3

#3A: Technical Skills & Applications: Lending Focused Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Kimberly Clum, VP Credit, GreenStone Farm Credit Services; Paul Fowler, COO, AgTexas Farm Credit; Alyssa Hartzell, Ag Lending Manager, Horizon Farm Credit; Kyle Perry, VP Customer Success, Farm Credit Services of America

#3B: Sales & Relationship Management: Sales Focused Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Gary Coleman, RVP Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Mid-America; Jennifer Ferris, Financial Officer, Farm Credit Mid-America; Rich Miska, VP Core Markets, Compeer Financial; Kyle Watts, Branch Manager, Texas Farm Credit

#3C: Emerging Trends & Issues: Trends & Issues Roundtable Discussion

Facilitators: Gary Grosdidier, Owner, Resource GG; Josh Krupa, Regional Vice Presidt II, Capital Farm Credit; Rebecca Wood, SVP Business Solutions Manager, AgSouth Farm Credit

12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

General Session #3: Accelerate 2050: The Future of Agriculture; Mitch Frazier, President & CEO, AgriNovis

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Breakout Sessions #4

#4A: Technical Skills & Applications: Eligibility Requirements; Wes Sutton, General Counsel, Capital Farm Credit

#4B: Sales & Relationship Management: Mastering Vertical Communication: Strategies for Effective Communication with Superiors; Aaron Tigert, Reg. VP Ag Lending and Insurance, Compeer

#4C: Emerging Trends: Change, Choice, and Consequences; Maria Baumgartner, Professional Development Manager, Farm Credit Mid-America


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