June 6-7, 2019 • Columbia, Missouri


Thursday, June 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. World Agriculture Macro Outlook & Implication for Farmers Now
Matt Roberts, Founder, The Kernmantle Group
9:00 Farm Financial Stress – USDA Farm Service Agency Perspective
Dan Gieseke, Missouri State Farm Loan Chief, USDA Farm Service Agency
9:45 Break
10:00 Agricultural Credit Conditions
Kevin Kliesen, Business Economist, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank
10:45 Options Available for Financially Challenged Borrowers
Robert Bock, Chief Credit Officer, FCS Financial
11:45 Lunch
1:00 p.m. Teach Your Borrowers about Lending Process – Why & How
Matt Roberts, Founder, The Kernmantle Group
1:30 Cattle & Protein Market Situation
Randy Blach, President, CattleFax
2:30 Break
2:45 Farm Bankruptcy Update – Trends, Laws, Procedures, Implications
David Warfield, Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP
3:30 Virtual Panel Discussion – What Lenders Are Thinking
3:45 2018 Farm Bill Implementation & FAPRI Baseline Projections
Scott Gerlt, Program Leader, US Crop Market & Policy, FAPRI - Missouri
Scott Brown, Director of CAFNR Strategic Partnerships, University of Missouri
5:00 Social Networking Event Begins
Friday, June 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. Growing and Finishing Beef Indoors in Missouri
Eric Bailey, Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences, University of Missouri (Moderating)
Missouri Cattle Performance Inside vs Outside
Phillip Lancaster, Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences, Missouri State University
Our Farm’s Experience Raising Cattle Indoors
Mark Lehenbauer, Hannibal, Missouri
USDA Financial Assistance through EQIP
Lauren Cartwright, Agricultural Economist, USDA - National Resources Conservation Service
Missouri SWCD Cost Share
Jim Plassmeyer, Environmental Specialist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
9:30 Break
9:45 Insights from the Census of Agriculture 2017
Bob Garino, Missouri State Statistician, USDA – National Agricultural Statistics Service
10:15 Future Agricultural Water Availability and Demand in Missouri
Jennifer Hoggat, Director, Water Resources Center, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
11:00 Conference Adjourns (Box Lunch Available)