The nation’s top experts in agricultural lending will gather in Minneapolis for the American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference Nov. 10-13.
This year’s event, now in its 61st year, will provide the tools bankers need to be effective lenders during this time of agricultural prosperity. This annual forum consistently delivers rare access to industry experts, academics and peers willing to share strategies for success in the world of agricultural banking.
The conference will kick off with a keynote address from Purdue University economists Jason Henderson and Brent Gloy who will present fresh research including a look into the “agricultural wealth effect.” Another keynote address will feature radio broadcaster Orion Samuelson, most widely known for hosting the U.S. Farm Report. The “Big O” will speak to attendees about his career, his passion for agriculture and his experience as the “voice of American agriculture.”
With more than 30 sessions and experts spanning the agricultural spectrum, attendees are guaranteed to walk away with at least three actionable ideas when they return to their banks. Featured sessions include:
- Managing Ag Credit Concentration: how banks with a heavy concentration in agricultural loans manage risk;
- Boom Town Banking in the Bakken: how banks in rural North Dakota are coping with the biggest energy play in a century;
- Growing the Next Gen Farmer: nurturing the next generation of farm customers;
- Growing the Next Gen Ag Banker: available resources to train up the next generation of ag bankers;
- Does Farm Policy Still Matter?: Kansas State economist Barry Flinchbaugh will talk about the future direction of federal farm policy; and
- Land Values Outlook: Iowa State economist Mike Duffy will provide an outlook on land values.
Registration for the conference is $950 for ABA members and $1,425 for non-members. Special discounts are available for early bird registration before Aug. 16 and attendees from the same organization who register together.
For additional schedule information or to register for the conference, call 1-800-BANKERS or visit http://www.aba.com/AgConference.
The American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $14 trillion banking industry and its two million employees. The majority of ABA’s members are banks with less than $185 million in assets. Learn more at aba.com.