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FINPACK Lenders Conference

2020 FINPACK Lenders Conference

2020 Agenda

The 2020 FINPACK Conference will be held online on Wednesday, December 16. There will be no registration cost, but pre-registration is required.

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Black Swan Economics and Agricultural Lending 2021 – Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

Unconventional Times in Agriculture: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff, Dale Nordquist and Pauline Van Nurden, FINPACK

FINPACK+, FINPACK Development Team

The Agricultural Economy in the Time of COVID, Jackson Takach, Chief Economist, FarmerMac

Dr. David Kohl

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech

David Kohl received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. For 25 years, Kohl was Professor of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. He has conducted more than 6,500 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups such as bankers, Farm Credit, FSA, and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published four books and over 2,250 articles on financial and business-related topics in journals, extension, and other popular publications. Kohl regularly writes for Corn and Soybean Digest, and other ag lending publications.

Jackson Takach

Chief Economist and Head of Strategy, Research, and Analytics at Farmer Mac

Jackson Takach, an economist and director of economic and business innovation with Farmer Mac, is a Kentucky native whose strong ties to agriculture began while growing up in the rural town of Scottsville. He joined the Farmer Mac team in 2005, and has worked in the research, credit, and underwriting departments. Takach is the lead author and co-creator of “The Feed”, Farmer Mac’s quarterly publication on the agricultural sector, and he regularly presents to lenders, producers, and industry experts throughout the year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Centre College, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University, and an MBA and a master’s degree in finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He has also been a CFA charterholder since 2012.