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Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

**Please note the location change**
Michigan State University
Molecular Plant Sciences Building, Room 1200
1066 Bogue St., East Lansing, MI 48824

 

The Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference provides agricultural lenders, agribusinesses, policy-makers, and other interested parties across the state, with updates on the economy and agricultural industries in Michigan and outlooks for the future. Hear from experts about agricultural policy and economics, farmland markets, succession planning, decision-making tools, commodity and dairy outlooks, and much more.

Agenda:

Time Topic Speakers
8:00 a.m. Registration and Light Refreshments  
8:30 a.m. Welcome Melissa McKendree, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Scott Swinton, Department Chair Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU 
Ron Bates, Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director, MSU Extension
8:50 a.m. Agricultural Policy and Economics Outlook Loren Koeman, Lead Economist, Michigan Farm Bureau
9:30 a.m. Grain Outlook Angie Setzer, Consus
9:50 a.m. Livestock Outlook Matt Herrington, Director of Commodity Analysis and Client Development at World Perspectives, Inc.
10:10 a.m. Break  
10:30 a.m. Specialty Crops Outlook Molly Sears, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU
10:50 a.m. Dairy Outlook Sarina Sharp, Economist, Ag Business Solutions and Market analyst for the Daily Dairy Report
11:10 a.m. Agricultural Outlook Panel Discussion Angie Setzer, Matt Herrington, Molly Sears and Sarina Sharp
11:30 a.m. Helping Farm Families with Succession Planning Roger Betz, Senior Educator, MSU Extension
Florencia Colella, Educator,  MSU Extension
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch  
1:30 p.m. Decision-making Tools to Help Bridge Farm and Lender Communications Melissa McKendree Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU
Stan Moore, Senior Educator, MSU Extension
2:15 p.m. Break  
2:35 p.m. Trends in Farm Land Values Matt Gammans, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU
3:05 p.m. Agricultural Labor Outlook Zach Rutledge, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU
4:00 p.m. Networking Reception Supported by GreenStone Farm Credit Services


Registration cost is $130 per person.

Participants may register as individuals or group registrations. If registering more than 10 people for the conference please download the large group registrant spreadsheet and complete the file prior to processing your group registration. Registrations received on or after Oct. 18 will not be refunded.

The fee includes: continental breakfast and lunch.

Post Conference Recordings
There is a plan to record the educational sessions as part of this year's conference to make available for those who are unable to attend or don't feel comfortable attending a face to face session. If you wish to receive the recordings to better meet your safety considerations please register accordingly below. The recordings will be available for the same price as the conference. Everyone who attends the session in person will automatically receive access to the recordings.

Parking:
MSU Employees with a parking pass are asked to park in lots 46, 53 or 27. Those without an MSU parking pass can park complimentarily in lot 54 (Children’s Garden Lot) or Ramp 3 (Wharton Center). All pay-by-plate lots are complimentary during MSU Fall Break.

Accommodations
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible. 

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For registration questions, please contact Nancy Creed at 517-355-0130 or creed@msu.edu or contact Melissa McKendree at 517-432-7640 or mckend14@msu.edu.