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Tri-State Agricultural Lender's Seminar

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
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The 33rd Annual Tri-State Agriculture Lender’s Seminar will be held on Thursday,
October 24th at the Best Western Plus Hotel, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, Iowa, from
9:30 am – 2:30 pm. This year’s focus is on market outlooks for livestock, grains and
dairy along with the issues of the farm technology, farm stress and tax laws affecting
agriculture.

“Price risk management continues to be the major variable for profitability in many
commodity enterprises. Understanding the ag markets is a necessary part of lender
portfolio management”, says Larry Tranel, ISU Extension Dairy Field Specialist.” This
seminar has proven itself in assisting lenders and farm financial advisors in helping
farmers manage that risk.”

The cost of the program is $100 per person by October 14th.

To register, contact Larry Tranel at ISU Extension in Dubuque County at 563-583-6496 or e-mail
tranel@iastate.edu for registration information.

9:00 am Registration and Refreshments
9:30 am Dairy Marketing and Risk Management Update, Dr. Mark Stephenson, Dairy Policy Analyst, UW Madison, UW-Extension
10:15 am Farm Mental Health and Grief, Dr. Larry Tranel, Dairy Field Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach
10:55 am Break
11:05 am Convergence of the Big Three: Ag Economy, Ag Technology and Ag Experience, Doug Johnson, Moody’s Analytics, Omaha, NE
11:50 pm Lunch
12:50 pm New Tax Law and Legal Issues of Concern, Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
1:35 pm Break
1:40 pm Land, Grain & Livestock—Marketing and Risk Management, Dr. Chad Hart, Grain Marketing Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

The program will adjourn around 2:30 pm.

The Tri-State Ag Lender’s Seminar is sponsored by: Iowa State
University Extension and Outreach; University of Illinois Extension; University of Wisconsin-Extension and the
UW-Platteville College of Agriculture. The cost of the program is $100. Please register with Dubuque County
Extension at 563-583-6496 or email lklatt@iastate.edu or tranel@iastate.edu for registration information.

To get to the Best Western Plus Hotel at 3100 Dodge Street, simply follow Highway 20 into Dubuque (which is Dodge Street). The hotel is between Theisen's and Cedar Cross Road.

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Siouxland Ag Lenders Seminar

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:45am to 3:45pm
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Agricultural lenders will receive current useful, research-based information during the Siouxland Agricultural Lender’s Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 7 with registration at 8:45 a.m. and programing from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Triple Box near Orange City. The seminar will present current information to assist lenders and farm financial advisors in their portfolio management, which is especially important in this era of continued market variability.

Lenders who serve agricultural clients – especially those who work with dairymen – in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy along with the issues of farm technology, new record data and reporting plus tax laws affecting agriculture.

“Ag lenders know that price risk management continues to be a major variable for profitability in ag enterprises,“ said Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Dairy Field Specialist with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. “For that reason, understanding the current market trends and risks is a necessary part of farm management assistance. Lenders and consultants working with dairymen have the additional necessity of understanding a complex system of milk marketing, labor inputs and federal policy implications.”

The list of nationally recognized presenters includes:

  • Doug Johnson, Moody’s Analytics: “Convergence of the Big Three in Agriculture: Ag Economy, Ag Technology and Ag Experience”
  • Nathan Hulinksy, University of Minnesota: “Combining FINBIN and DHIA Data to Predict Expansion Success”
  • Dr. Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Dairy Market Outlook”
  • Dr. Chad Hart, Iowa State University: “Agriculture Market Outlook”
  • Tom Thaden, Iowa Farm Business Association: “Agriculture Tax Law Changes”
  • Gary Vande Vegte, CPA, CMA, Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte CPAs and Financial Advisors: “How Dairies are Ramping Up Their Financial Reporting”

The Siouxland Ag Lenders Seminar is hosted through a partnership between the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota Bankers Associations.

“This seminar has proven itself in assisting Siouxland lenders and financial advisors with a local source for current information which they can use as they to help producers manage risk,” Hall said.

Registration cost for the Siouxland Ag Lenders Seminar is $85 for the first person from a business and $60 for each additional person that has made the registration by Oct. 25. After Oct. 25, all registrations – including at the door – will be $100 and will not guarantee lunch.

To register, visit https://form.jotform.com/4Hregion1/siouxland-lenders-seminar or for more information, contact Fred Hall at 712-737-4230 or fredhall@iastate.edu.

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