LAMBERTON, Minn. — The 37th annual Southwest Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference will be delivered via a Zoom webinar on Wednesday, August 19 online. Agricultural lenders and farm management and agribusiness professionals throughout southwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
Kenneth Blumenfeld a climate scientist with the Minnesota state climatology office will deliver a keynote address titled Climate conditions, Outlook and Trends in Minnesota. Blumenfeld will look at the recent and current climatic conditions in MN, give an overview of current professional seasonal outlooks, and examine some of the persistent and important trends affecting MN and its producers. Emily Krekelberg, UMN Extension’s educator for farm safety & health and the director of the Rural Stress Task Force, will discuss the nature of farm stress and how to identify stress as well as provide strategies for communicating with stressed individuals and review available resources.
Other presentations will cover current research at the SWROC, emerging financial and profitability trends in the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association, the economic impact of Minnesota’s livestock industry, beginning farmer farm management program fees and credits, and what makes a crop farm financially resilient.
The conference, delivered via Zoom webinar, begins at 8:45 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Participants must have an email address & access to a computer, tablet, or phone to participate. To register or for more details, visit z.umn.edu/ag-lenders-conf or email Gretchen Thillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southwest Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference is sponsored by Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association, University of Minnesota Extension, and the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center.
— Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association, University of Minnesota Extension, and the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center
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