June 7-8, 2018 • Columbia, Missouri


Thursday, June 7, 2018
7:45 a.m. Welcome
8:00 a.m. Outlook for Crop Economics The Next Five Years
Bill Tierney, Chief Economist, AgResource Company
9:00 a.m. Farmland and Rental Rate Trends in 2018
Steve Bruere, President, Peoples Company
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Institutional Investment in Agricultural Land & Technology
Bruce Sherrick, Director TIAA Center for Farmland Research, U of Illinois
11:15 a.m. Good Loans Gone Bad
Dan Gieseke, Missouri Farm Loan Chief, USDA Farm Service Agency
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. What Does Tomorrow Look Like for Farm Financials - Panel Discussion
Bill Tierney
Steve Bruere
Bruce Sherrick
Dan Gieseke
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Understanding and Using Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
Mark Bayles, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Rough Seas or Calm Waters: Credit Risk Ready for any Conditions
Linda Keith, Certified Public Accountant
4:00 p.m. Communicating with Farmers During Times of Financial Stress
Val Farmer, Clinical Psychologist, Syndicated Columnist, Author
5:00 p.m. Social Event Begins
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. K-1s and Pass-Throughs: Clear up the Confusion
Linda Keith, Certified Public Accountant
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Behavioral Economics and Nudges Used in Agricultural Programs
Ray Massey, Agricultural Economist, University of Missouri
11:00 a.m. Cattle & Protein Market Situation
Randy Blach, President, CattleFax
12:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns