2007 National Farm Management Conference: Professionals Influencing Today's Agriculture.
National Association of Farm Business Analysis Specialists
National Farm & Ranch Business Management Education Association
North Central Farm Management Extension Committee

First Joint Conference

June 11 - 14, 2007

Kahler Grand Hotel • Rochester, Minnesota
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Agenda

9:00A - 3:00P NFRBMEA Board meeting - Centennial Room
1:00P - 6:00P Registration Begins - Elizabethan Room
2:00P - 4:00P NAFBAS Board meeting - Director's Board Room
NCFMEC meeting - Viking Room
2:00P - 5:30P Early Bird Workshops:
  • FINPACK User's Meeting - Windsor 1
    - Center For Farm Financial Management
  • Sustainable Ag Workshop - Windsor 3
3:00P - 4:00P NFRBMEA Past Presidents' meeting - Centennial
4:00P - 5:30P NAFBAS /NFRBMEA Joint Board meeting - Centennial
6:30P - 8:30P Joint Opening Social Event - Heritage 1, 2, 3
--sponsored by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Evening Entertainment by "Escalade"
8:30P Adjourn
 
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7:00A - 8:00A Continental Breakfast- Heritage Foyer
--sponsored by:
  • Easy Farm
  • Red Wing Software
  • Vertical Solutions
  • MAELC
  • Farm Works
  • 105 Concepts
  • TASC
  • Specialized Data Systems
  • Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Iowa Farm Business Association
  • North Dakota Farmer's Union
8:00A - 8:15A Opening & Introductions - Heritage 1, 2, 3
8:15A - 9:00A Keynote Speaker - Heritage 1, 2, 3
"Globalization & Its Impact on Farm Policy"
-- Dr. Robert Thompson

9:00A - 10:15A

Producer Panel - Heritage 1, 2, 3
"How Does Globalization Affect Producers?"
— moderator: Bob Craven, Center for Farm Financial Mgt.

  • Pete Kappelman, Board Chair, Land O'Lakes
  • Don Buhl, Past President, National Pork Board
  • Gene Hugoson, MN Commissioner of Ag
  • Ron Litterer, First Vice President, Nat. Corn Growers Association
10:15A - 10:45A Break / Vendors - Heritage Foyer
--sponsored by AgStar Financial
10:45A - 11:30A "Globalization and Equipment Machinery Sales" - Heritage 1, 2, 3
-- Gerry Salzman, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Case IH
12:00P - 1:00P Luncheon - Marriott Ballroom --sponsored by CHS Foundation
-- William J. Nelson, Director of Cooperative Development, CHS
1:15P - 2:15P Concurrent Sessions: " Demonstrating Successful Farm Management Education"
- Heritage 1, 2, 3; Windsor 1, 2
1:15P - 2:15P NFRBMEA Exchange of Ideas - Windsor 3
2:15P - 2:30P Break / Vendors - Heritage Foyer
--sponsored by FCS- Fargo/Moorhead, Mandan, Grand Forks & Minot
2:30P - 3:30P Concurrent Sessions, continued:
Heritage 1, 2, 3, Windsor 1, 2, 3
3:30P - 3:45P Break / Vendors - Heritage Foyer -- sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance
3:45P - 4:45P Concurrent Sessions Conclude- Heritage 1, 2, 3, Windsor 1
3:45P - 5:30P NAFBAS Committee meetings - Windsor 1
NFRBMEA Business Meeting - Windsor 3
4:50P - 5:30 Extension Update- National & Regional Activities- Heritage 1
--Damona Doye, Oklahome State University
--Janie Hipp, CSREES National Program Leader
6:00P Rochester Honkers Baseball v. the Duluth Huskies
--sponsored by CNH Capital
(Includes supper at the ballpark)
 
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7:00A - 8:00A Buffet Breakfast - Marriott Ballroom --sponsored by Monsanto
-- Stacia Sonderman, Area Marketing Manager, Animal Agriculture
  Group

NFRBMEA New Member Meeting - President's Board Room
8:00A - 9:00A General Session - Heritage 1, 2, 3
"Farm Transition Planning" -- Andy Biebl
9:00A - 10:00A General Session - Heritage 1, 2, 3
-- Dr. Eric Wieben, Director of the Mayo Genomics Research Center
10:00 - 10:15A Break --sponsored by Base 105
10:15A - 11:05A Concurrent Workshops
  • Income Tax- §1031- Beyond the Basics- Heritage 1
    Workshop Handout
    -- Gary Hoff, University of Illinois
  • Mayo Workshop- Heritage 2
    -- Steve VanNurden, Mayo Clinic
  • Expansion of U.S. Biofuels: Production Economics and Policy- Heritage 3
    -- Doug Tiffany, University of Minnesota
  • Carbon Credits- Windsor 1
    -- Dale Enerson, North Dakota Farmer's Union
    -- David Miller, Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Farm Management Spreadsheet Tools- Windsor 3
    -- Damona Doye, Oklahome State University
    -- Barry Ward, The Ohio State University
    -- Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois
    -- Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois
11:10A - 12:00P Concurrent Workshops
  • Income Tax Developments with Implications for Agriculture
    - Heritage 1
    Workshop Handout
    -- Phil Harris, University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Farm Financial Standards Council- Windsor 1
    -- Ron Swanson, Chair FFSC
    -- Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois
  • Ethanol impacts on Midwest Agriculture- Heritage 3
    -- Dr. Bob Wisner, Iowa State University
  • Finance and Insurance Solutions for Acquiring Equipment
    - Heritage 2
    -- Tim Biewer, Director of Marketing, CNH Capital
    -- Dean Prokos, National Sales Manager, CNH Capital
  • Farm Management Spreadsheet Tools- Windsor 3
    -- Damona Doye, Oklahome State University
    -- Barry Ward, The Ohio State University
    -- Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois
    -- Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois
12:00P - 1:00P Luncheon - Marriott Ballroom --sponsored by John Deere Foundation
1:00P Tours or recreation :
5:00P - 8:00P Hospitality Suite - Centennial & Sovreign Lounge
Evening Open
 
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7:00A - 8:00A Denny Jackson Storytelling Breakfast - Marriott Ballroom
--sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Inc.
8:15A - 9:00A General Session - Heritage 1, 2, 3
"Will OPEC Save American Farmers?" -- Dr. Michael Swanson
--sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
9:00A - 9:45A Panel: "What to do in High Income Years"
— moderator: Dr. Michael Swansonr
  • Dr. Paul Ellinger, Unversity of Illinois
  • Keith Torgerson, North Dakota School of Science
  • Kevin Lukes, Hog and Crop Producer, Austin, MN
  • Skip Hazel, Senior Business Consultant, AgStar- Rochester
9:45A - 10:00A Break --sponsored by Center for Farm Financial Mgt.
9:45A - 12:00P NAFBAS Business Meeting - Heritage 1
  NFRBMEA Business Meeting - Heritage 2
  NFCMEC Workshop - Heritage 3
"You Can Buy the Farm but Remember I Still Own It"
--Dr. Ron Hanson, University of Nebraska
Noon Adjourn
 
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