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 will be announced soon and include registration, depending on sponsorship level. 



Thursday, October 28th 

11:00 a.m. | Registration & Lunch
12:00 p.m. | Welcome
12:10 p.m. | Social Threats to Production Ag
1:25 p.m. | Capital Gain Tax/Estate Tax
2:30 p.m. | Roundtable Discussions

  • Land Rent & Value
  • Hemp Regulations, Production & Deposits
  • Loan Participation
  • Security Interest
  • Hedging 
  • Liquidity & Profitability 

4:00 p.m. |  Networking Reception & Vendor Showcase
5:30 p.m. | Oktoberfest! Dinner & Entertainment

Friday, October 29th 

7:30 a.m. | Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. | Hedging 101

  • Back to the Basics
  • Strategies to Finance Hedge Accounts
9:55 a.m. | Carbon Credit (Farm Credits 2021)
10:50 a.m. | Panel Discussion: Ag & Environmental Issues at the Capital
       Moderator: Kent Thiesse, SVP, MinnStar Bank 
  • Thom Petersen, MN Commissioner of Ag - Invited
  • Mark Scanlan, ICBA - Invited
  • Daryn McBeth, Lathrop GPM
12:00 p.m. | Lunch n' Learn
1:30 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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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.