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New online conference focused on connecting with the agricultural community. 
Join us for insightful, educational and expert presentations.

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Speaker schedule subject to change up until the week before the conference

March 9, 2021

9:00a.m.-What a Difference a Year Makes- Thoughts on Dealing with the 2021 Growing Season Weather and Climate
Dennis Todey, Director of USDA Midwest Climate Hub
Video Recording

9:00a.m.- Ag Markets (grain, livestock, milk)
Jim Emter, CEO of Van Ahn Co.
Video Recording

9:30a.m.- 2021 Ag Policy
U.S. Representative Tom Emmer
Video Recording

10:00a.m.- Grain Bin Safety Harness Demonstration
Jim Zwaschka, South Central College
Video Recording

10:30a.m.- Farm Safety Programs from the MN Department of Agriculture
Susan VonBank, MN Department of Agriculture
Video Recording

10:30a.m.- Improving Dairy Cattle Drinking Water and What to Know About Irrigation Wells/Systems.
David Traut and Jim Gruenke, Traut Companies
Video Recording

11:00a.m.- What Are Your Wishes: Discussion on some basic estate planning tools and what happens if you do not do any planning
Kirstin Erickson, Quinlivan & Hughes P.A.
Video Recording

11:30a.m.- Grain Market Update and Marketing Challenges in 2021
Ed Usset, University of MN Extension
Video Recording

12:00p.m.- Understanding the Dynamics of Farm Stress
Monica Kramer McConkey, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting, LLC
Video Recording

12:00p.m.- Considerations for Weed Management in 2021
Nathan Drewitz, University of MN Extension
Video Recording

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March 10, 2021

​9:00a.m.- Current Markets & Dairy Risk Management
Dr. Marin Bozic, University of MN Department of Applied Economics
Video Recording

​9:30a.m.- Moving Ahead on Ag Policy
Chris Clayton, DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Video Recording

10:00a.m.- Is There a Future for Small and Midsize Dairy Farms?
Jim Salfer, Dairy Educator with the University of MN Extension
Video Recording

10:30a.m.- Digital Safety in this Digital World
Jeff Evenson and Andrew Geil, Compeer Financial
Video Recording

11:00a.m.- Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives- Your Lifetime Safety Net
John Wenker, Quinlivan & Hughes P.A.
Video Recording

11:00a.m.- Dairy's Future Supply & Demand
Betty Berning, Daily Dairy Report/Betty Berning Consulting
Video Recording

11:30a.m.- Ecosystems Service Markets
Leif Fixen, The Nature Conservancy
Video Recording 


12:00p.m.- How Soil Health Practices Can Build Carbon and Other Benefits
Anna Cates, University of MN Extension
Video Recording

12:00p.m.- Return on Investment of Conservation Practices
Keith Olander, AgCentric and Central Lakes College  
Mark Lefebvre, Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District
Tom Gregory & Tim Kerfeld, dairy farmers from Stearns County who participated in this Return on Investment project conducted by HASP
Video Recording

to learn more about the presenters!


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If you have questions please contact:


Special Events Coordinator
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
(320) 656-3831


St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 487
St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487