October 28 - 29, 2021
New Ulm Conference Center

The Ag Conference is two days of education focused on keeping ag lenders up to date on their industry and that of their customers. 

All associate members are invited. Sponsorship opportunities are listed below that include registration. 



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  
1:25 p.m. Tax Planning for the Minnesota Farm, Christopher J. Kamath, Gislason & Hunter LLP
2:30 p.m. | Roundtable Discussions

1. Land Rent/Value - Cash Rent, Charles Wingert, Hertz Farm Management 
2. Hemp Regulations, Production & Deposit, Zane Gilmer, Stinson 
3. Loan Participation, Mike Dove, Gislason & Hunter
4. Security Interest, Jennifer Lurken, Gislason & Hunter 
5. Hedging, Jeff Peterson, Lathrop GPM 
6. Liquidity & Profitability, Jake Jenniges, Integrity Bank 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. |  Networking Reception & Vendor Showcase
6:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Dinner & Entertainment | Oktoberfest! at Schell's Brewery

Friday, October 29th 

7:30 a.m. | Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. | Hedging 101Jeff Peterson, Lathrop GPM

  • Back to the Basics
  • Strategies to Finance Hedge Accounts
9:50 a.m. | Sustainability & Carbon Credits, Shelby Meyers, American Farm Bureau Federation Economist 
11:00 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

12:15 p.m. | Lunch n' Learn | Navigating Tough Conversations, Petra Marquart 
2:00 p.m. | Conference Ends




Bank Member: $295
Associate Member: $400
Non-member Bank: $590

Costs increase $55 when early bird ends on September 28th. 


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Interested in Sponsoring and Exhibiting at the Ag Conference?

Click below to view available opportunities and register for your sponsorship and exhibit space.   

View sponsor & exhibit opportunities

Contact Greg McCurry greg@minnesota.bank with any sponsorship and exhibit questions. 

Lodging Information

Best Western Plus New Ulm:

2101 S Broadway St
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 359-2941
Rate: $106/night*
*Discounted rate ends September 27
Booking Link


Thank you to our sponsors!




Exhibit Tables:

Bankers Healthcare Group

Ag Conference Committee

Full NameCompanyCityPosition
Kayla DevosState Bank of TauntonTauntonMember
Sarah KernCitizens Bank MinnesotaNew UlmMember
Kent ThiesseMinnstar Bank National AssociationLake CrystalCo-Chair
Scott WakefieldCorTrust Bank National AssociationMayerCo-Chair
Terri BarrettFinancial Security BankKerkhovenMember
Jake JennigesIntegrity Bank PlusWalnut GroveMember
Brian ShropshireCitizens Bank MinnesotaNew UlmMember
Joseph O'SullivanCorTrust Bank National AssociationGlencoeMember

Questions? Contact Patti Coles at Patti@Minnesota.Bank or 651-789-3987

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is two weeks before the conference, subject to a $50 administrative cancellation fee. Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund.