Thursday, October 28th
11:00 a.m. | Registration & Lunch
12:00 p.m. | Welcome
12:10 p.m. | Social Threats to Production Ag, Gary Koch and JoDee Haala, Christensen Farms
+ American farmers are facing new and increasing challenges to the way they produce food, fiber and energy. Ballot initiatives, non-governmental organizations, capital markets and social media are among the factors that contribute to these challenges. This portion of the program will focus on identifying the most significant of these challenges to ag production and how farmers and allied industries are responding.
1:25 p.m. | Tax Planning for the Minnesota Farm, Christopher J. Kamath, Gislason & Hunter LLP
+ This session presents an overview of the tax issues facing farming clients, with a focus on the Minnesota and federal estate tax. The session will also cover recent updates on President Biden’s proposed changes to the federal estate tax, stepped-up basis rules, and the treatment of long-term capital gains. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of tax and succession issues facing agricultural clients.
2:30 p.m. | Roundtable Discussions
+ Pick three topics, each session is 20 minutes long, Q&A with an expert and peers.
1. Land Rent/Value - Cash Rent, Geoff Mead, Hertz Farm Management
2. Liquidity & Profitability, Pam Uhlenkamp, South Central College Farm Business Management
3. Loan Participation, Mike Dove, Gislason & Hunter
4. Hemp Regulations, Production & Deposit, Zane Gilmer, Stinson
5. Hedging Basics, Mark Wehe, South Central College Farm Business Management
6. Security Interest, Jennifer Lurken, Gislason & Hunter
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Networking Reception & Vendor Showcase
6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Oktoberfest Dinner & Entertainment by The Concord Singers | Schell’s Brewery
Friday, October 29th
7:30 a.m. | Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Strategies to Finance Hedge Account LOC’s, Jeff Peterson, Lathrop GPM
+ Learn about how your customers and potential customers are using hedging to operate their business.
+ Learn the nuances of financing and securing collateral when financing hedge account lines of credit
9:35 a.m. | Opportunities and Challenges for Agriculture in Developing Carbon Markets, Shelby Myers, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist
+ With emerging opportunities for farmers and ranchers to
enroll in carbon and other ecosystem services credit markets, this session will
provide an overview of how these markets are operating and some information
that growers should be thinking about ahead of enrolling in a program.
10:45 a.m. | Panel Discussion: Ag & Environmental Issues at the Capital
Moderator: Kent Thiesse, SVP, MinnStar Bank
- Thom Petersen, Minnesota Commissioner of Ag
- Former Congressman, Collin Peterson
- Daryn McBeth, Lathrop GPM
12:00 p.m. | Lunch n' Learn | Navigating Tough Conversations, Petra Marquart
1:30 p.m. | Conference Ends