LAMBERTON, Minn. — The 36th annual Southwest Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 13, at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center near Lamberton, Minn. Agricultural lenders and farm management and agribusiness professionals throughout southwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend.
Joe Santos, Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Financial Regulation at South Dakota State University, will deliver a keynote address titled Macroeconomic Policy at the Farmgate. Santos will share insights on how recent macroeconomic policies—both implemented and proposed—shape the prices and quantities of credit, employment, and income in rural communities. Robert Craven, UMN Extension economist and Director of the Center for Farm Financial Management, will also discuss the factors that differentiate top and bottom producers and the expected costs and returns for 2019 and 2020.
Other presentations will cover emerging financial and profitability trends in the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association; beginning farmer farm management program fees and credits, and the challenges of crop management for the 2019 growing season. The conference features a tour of current SWROC research and a cookout steak lunch.
The conference begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, so registration is encouraged by August 7 and walk-ins must call ahead. Registration forms can be downloaded at: https://swroc.cfans.umn.edu/ag-lenders-2019. For more information, call the SWROC at 507-752-7372 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 Southwest Research and Outreach Center.
— University of Minnesota
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