2020 Ag Summit
Looking to enhance your Ag program, or considering creating one? CBAO's Ag Summit evaluates economic trends, provides guidelines & best practices, breaks down successful programs, and offers valuable resources.
Navigating the intricacies of agricultural markets and managing risk can prove to be a daunting task for Ag Lenders and credit policy managers. Join us to be well-positioned for the new year.
2020 Ag Summit Agenda
Subject to change
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Industry Updates and Insights for 2020 - Farmer Mac, co-presented by Sarah Prince and Greg Lyons
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Review of 2019 and a look at 2020 in Crop Insurance - Jason Williamson, Williamson Insurance Agency
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
2020 Ohio Farming: Producing in Uncertain Times - Ben Brown, The Ohio State University
11:00 AM - Noon
The US & Ag Economy in 2020 and Beyond - Keynote Speaker: Matt Roberts, PH.D.
Dr. Roberts will explain in simple yet entertaining terms how the economy is actually doing, down to the sector and/or regional level if needed, and what it means for Agriculture and your clients. These talks include interest rates, exchange rates, income growth, and how policy decisions will or won’t affect it. Given the current DC administration, Dr. Roberts can also discuss the winners and losers from trade, the policies that we do, and don’t need, and how trade has fundamentally transformed the lives of every American, from the mom-to-be craving cantaloupe in January to the real reason that we don’t produce iPhones in America.
Noon – 12:45 PM
12:45 PM -1:45 PM
Utilizing USDA Farm Service Agency’s Guaranteed Farm Loan Program to Assist Your Agricultural Clients - David Drake, USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Attendees will learn how to use Guaranteed Farm Loans to strengthen their relationship with their clients to build and sustain family farms in support of a thriving agricultural economy. Information will also be provided on combining Farm Service Agency’s Direct Loan Program Loans with Guaranteed Loans to reduce borrowers’ interest rates and increase lending authorities.
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crop Inputs/Margins, Farmland Values/Rents, Tax Issues: An Outlook Discussion - Barry Ward, The Ohio State University
Use our CBAO group code for room reservation Hilton Garden Inn Findlay.
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