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  1. Sunday
  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Post-Conference

Sunday, June 14

9:00 AM NFRBMEA Board Meeting (City View A)
10:00 AM Registration Staff Meeting (Lobby)
1:00 PM Registration Begins (Lobby)
2:00 PM NAFBAS Board Meeting (Breakout 2)
3:00 PM NFRBMEA Past Presidents' Meeting (City View A)
4:00 PM NAFBAS⁄NFRBMEA Joint Board Meeting (City View A)
6:30 PM Pizza Reception (City View A, B, & C)
7:00 PM "Welcome to St. Louis"— Jenny Malone, St. Louis CVC
Metro and Spouse Tour Info— John and Gail Sponaugle
7:15 PM "Songs From the Farm"— Bruce Blakemore, Agriculture Instructor, Walnut Grove H.S., Walnut Grove, MO
8:00 PM Adjourn

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Monday, June 15

6:00 AM Vendor Set Up (Breckenridge Salon C)
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast (City View B & C)
sponsored by Ag Connections, Base, Countryside Marketing, Doane Ag Services Co., Rabo, Specialized Data Systems, TASC and Vertical Solutions
7:30 AM Registration Continues Breckenridge Salon A & B)
8:00 AM "Welcome to the 2009 Conference" — Mike Schmitz and Paul Gorman
8:15 AM "U.S. Economy & Agriculture— Where is This Train Headed?" — Ron Plain, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Extension Economist, University of Missouri
9:45 AM Break — see vendors (Breckenridge Salon C)
10:15 AM "Financial Guidelines for Ag Producers" — Dale Nordquist, the Center for Farm Financial Management
11:00 AM "What are the New Rules of the 2008 Farm Bill?" — Pat Westhoff, Program Director, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), University of Missouri
Noon Luncheon (City View B & C)sponsored by John Deere
1:00 PM Breakout Session #1:
2:00 PM Breakout Session #2:
  • "Market Outlook & Farm Policy" — Dr. Patrick Westhoff (Salon A)
  • State Reports — Round One (Salon E)
  • "Swine Industry Outlook— Worse Than 1998?" — Ron Plain (Salon D)
  • "Estate Planning Update" — David Oldfield, Attorney (Salon B)
3:00 PM Break — see vendors (Salon C)
3:45 PM Breakout Session #3:
  • State reports — Round Two (Salon A)
  • "Importance of Benchmarking" — Dan Manternach, Doane (Salon D)
  • "The Right Farm Business Entity" — David Oldfield (Salon B)
4:45 PM Conclude Breakout Sessions
4:45—6:30 PM Metro or car travel to Forest Park
6:30 PM Group Picnic at Forest Park World's Fair Pavilion
7:30 PM Wildlife Calls & Storytelling — Ralph Duren
8:30 PM Conclude Picnic Event

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Tuesday, June 16

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast (City View B & C)
7:30 AM First-Timer's Meeting — Wayne Pike, NFRBMEA President-Elect
8:00 AM Business Sessions (Breckenridge Salon A & B)
8:05 AM "Selected Farm & Ranch Business Planning Issues" — Roger McEowen
9:00 AM "Top Tier Production Systems" — Julie Maschhoff, Director of Communications,
The Maschhoffs
9:45 AM Greetings from William J. Nelson, President, CHS Foundation
10:00 AM Break (Foyer)
10:30 AM Kevin Kliesen, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
11:15 AM "Biotechnology & Economic Analysis" — Nathan Fields, Director, National
Corn Growers Association
Noon Lunch (City View B & C)sponsored by Monsanto Company
12:45 PM Greetings from John Raines, Business & Government Affairs, Monsanto Company
1:00 PM Breakout Session #4:
2:00 PM Breakout Session #5:
3:00 PM Break (Foyer)
3:30 PM NAFBAS Committee Meetings (Salon A)
NFRBMEA Exchange of Ideas and Business Meeting (Salon B)
5:30 PM Adjourn — Evening On Your Own
7:15 PM Optional On-Your-Own Activities: St. Louis Cardinals, MUNY, Gateway Arch, or Union Station

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Wednesday, June 17

7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri Director of Agriculture
9:15 AM Depart for Tours
Tour A, Group 1: Tour A, Group 2:
10:00 AM Monsanto In-Bev (Anheuser-Busch)
Noon Lunch at Boone's Crossing Lunch at Boone's Crossing
1:30 PM In-Bev (Anheuser-Busch) Monsanto
Tour B, Group 1: Tour B, Group 2:
9:45 AM ADM- Grain Export Terminal Lange-Stegmann Fertilizer Dist.
11:00 AM Lange-Stegmann Fertilizer Dst. ADM- Grain Export Terminal
12:30 PM Lunch at LaClede's Landing Lunch at LaClede's Landing
2:00 PM Melvin Price Lock & Dam Mus. Melvin Price Lock & Dam Museum
4:00 PM Bus Arrives at Sheraton
  Evening On Your Own
Optional Activities: St. Louis Cardinals, MUNY, Gateway Arch, or Union Station
7:00 PM 2010 Conference Planning Committee Meeting (Salon C)

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Thursday, June 18

7:00 AM Denny Jackson Storytelling Breakfast, hosted by Pat Harrington
Continental Breakfast (City View A) / Plated Breakfast (City View B & C)
— sponsored by CHS, Inc., St. Paul, MN
8:25 AM Business Sessions (Breckenridge Salon A & B)
8:30 AM "Hot Topics in Agriculture" — AgriTalk Radio, Mike Adams
9:15 AM 2010 Conference Video Presentation — Rick Morgan, Jay M. Olson & Jim Kurtz
9:30 AM Business Meetings: NAFBAS (Salon A) / NFRBMEA (Salon B)
11:00 AM Conference Adjourns

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Post-Conference Activities

Noon NFRBMEA Post-Conference Board Meeting (Salon C)
1:00 PM IABME Workshop begins.(City View A)

All members of NFRBMEA and NAFBAS are welcome to attend this workshop for our early-career members for an additional fee of $75. This event will happen from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning. Go to the IABME site for more information.

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