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FINPACK® Lenders Conference

2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference

2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference

December 13 – 14, 2022

Radisson Blu Mall of America

Bloomington, MN

The FINPACK Lenders Conference is back in-person! Join us for two days of great content:

  • Get the latest updates in ag and commercial lending
  • Listen to our outstanding lineup of speakers including Brad Stevens, Frayne Olson, Joe Santos and the return of Dr. David Kohl
  • Learn what’s new in FINPACK
  • Meet the FINPACK team
  • Network with fellow FINPACK users


Cost: $399 per person

Pre-registration is required. Registration for the conference closes on Friday, December 9.

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations will be processed through Friday, December 2 and are subject to a $30 handling fee; no refunds will be given after this date.

You should receive an e-receipt shortly after registering. If you do not receive this email or have changes to your registration, please contact katiec@umn.edu.

Hotel Information

The 2022 FINPACK Lenders Conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America (2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN). We have reserved a room block for Tuesday, December 13, 2022. To secure the room block rate of $169.00, please use one of the following instructions:

Guests must make reservations by Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates.


Tuesday, December 13

12:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. Welcome

1:05 p.m. It’s only Money and Macroeconomic Consequences of the Pandemic
                  Joe Santos, Professor and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University

2:05 p.m. Sorting through the Noise and Crop Market Outlook
                  Frayne Olson, Crops Economist and Marketing Specialist, North Dakota State University

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Real Estate: We have it. Do we want it? What do we do with it?
                  Brad Stevens, Principal and Founder, Stevens Risk Management, LLC

4:00 p.m. FINPACK Update

5:00 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, December 14

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Economic Update and the Road Ahead
                   Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

9:15 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m. The Price is Right: Do High Prices Equal High Profits?     
                   Pauline Van Nurden, Dale Nordquist and Bob Craven, FINPACK

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Credit Decisions in Uncomfortable Times
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Noon Adjourn

2022 Speakers

Brad Stevens

Brad has led the credit industry as an analyst, trainer and consultant for over 30 years. For the past 11 years, Brad built a strong credit portfolio at Alerus of over $40 million in current outstanding credit balances and did not suffer a loss or 30 day late during his tenure. He has worked as an associate with Jeff Judy and Associates for a number of years on numerous projects. Brad uses his experience and real-world credit examples to bring a unique and interesting perspective to the credit training world.

Frayne Olson

Frayne OlsonDr. Frayne Olson is the Crop Economist and Associate Professor at North Dakota State University Extension. Olson conducts educational programs and research in evaluating crop marketing strategies, crop outlook and price analysis, and the economics of crop contracting. Olson received his PhD from the University of Missouri in Agricultural Economics, and his M.S. and B.S. in Agricultural Economics from NDSU.

Dr. David Kohl

Dr. Dave KohlDr. David Kohl is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech. Dr. Kohl is currently President of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting business providing cutting-edge programs to leading agricultural organizations worldwide. He is also a business coach and part owner of Homestead Creamery, a value-added dairy business in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Joe Santos

Joseph (Joe) M. Santos is the Director and Professor of Economics in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. Joe teaches macroeconomics and monetary and financial economics. Areas of Joe’s research include financial regulation, monetary policy, and higher-education finance. Joe earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University.


View the 2021 FINPACK Lenders Conference agenda to learn more about past events!