June 8-9, 2017 • Columbia, Missouri


Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. Economic Outlook: Factors Affecting Agriculture & Implications
Michael Swanson, Ag Economist and Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
9:15 a.m. Financial Trends Drawn from FINBIN Farm Financial Database
Dale Nordquist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. The Next Ten Years in Agriculture FAPRI Baseline Projections
Pat Westhoff, Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri
10:45 a.m. Strategic Decisions Smart Financial Managers are Making Now
Paul Neiffer, Farm CPA, Principal Agribusiness, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
11:15 a.m. Macro Landscape Implications for Farmers & Lenders Panel Discussion
Michael Swanson
Dale Nordquist
Paul Neiffer
Pat Westhoff
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Implications of Tax Reforms on Agribusiness
Paul Neiffer
1:45 p.m. What's Coming in the Next Farm Bill
Pat Westhoff
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Tools Available from Center for Farm Financial Management
Dale Nordquist
3:30 p.m. Farm Financial Standards Update
Paul Neiffer
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Timber The Forgotten Forty
Hank Stelzer, State Forestry Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
5:00 p.m. Program Adjourns and Social Event Begins
Friday, June 9, 2017
8:00 a.m. Farmland Prices and Cash Rent Trends
Jim Farrell, President & CEO, Farmers National Company
9:00 a.m. Decision Making in a Down Market - Insights from Behavior Economics
Ray Massey, Professor and Ag Economist, University of Missouri Extension
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Emerging Poultry Technologies in the Next Generation Buildings
Jeff Firman, Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Missouri
10:30 a.m. Farm Machinery Technology Investments on the Horizon
Kent Shannon, Natural Resource Engineer, University of Missouri Extension
11:00 a.m. Market Outlook
Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax
12:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns