2019 FINPACK Lenders Conference

2019 FINPACK Lenders Conference in Minneapolis, MN - December 11 and 12, 2019

Thank you for attending the 2019 FINPACK Lenders Conference on December 11 and 12, 2019! The conference featured discussions on trade issues, emotional stress on the farm, legal issues for ag lenders, a look at the main street economy, Dr. Kohl and a preview of the upcoming FINPACK+ package.

We hope that you were able to take something away from the conference!


Wednesday, December 11

10:00 a.m. Welcome – Robert Craven, FINPACK

10:05 a.m. Trade, Tariffs and Crop Market OutlookDr. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University

11:00 a.m. Emotional Stress on the Farm: Helping Others and Protecting SelfMonica Kramer McConkey, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. The Thrill is Gone: Special Concerns for Agribusiness LendersPhil Kunkel and Jeff Peterson, Gray Plant Mooty

2:00 p.m. Rural Main Street EconomyTait Berg, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. FINPACK: The FutureFINPACK Development Team

5:00 p.m. Reception

Thursday, December 12

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Managing ExpectationsDr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

9:15 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m. Current Farm Financial SituationRobert Craven, Dale Nordquist and Pauline Van Nurden, FINPACK

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Credit Risk 2020 and Beyond: Answers to Critical QuestionsDr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Noon     Adjourn