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March 9-10, 2021
9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Via Zoom

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

Farming Today offers a unique opportunity to get your company in front of a focused agriculture target market through advertising efforts and specific speaker content.


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

TUESDAY 
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

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

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


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

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

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


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.


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

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


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


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WEDNESDAY
March 10, 2021

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


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

 

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


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

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

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

11:30a.m.- Carbon Credits
Leif Fixen, The Nature Conservancy 

 

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

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

 
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HAVE QUESTIONS?  

If you have questions prior to the conference please contact:

LAURA WAGNER

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

LWagner@StCloudAreaChamber.com

St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 487
St. Cloud, MN 56302-0487
320-251-2940