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 Outlook – Dr. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University
11:00 a.m. Emotional Stress on the Farm: Helping Others and Protecting Self – Monica Kramer McConkey, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. The Thrill is Gone: Special Concerns for Agribusiness Lenders – Phil Kunkel and Jeff Peterson, Gray Plant Mooty
2:00 p.m. Rural Main Street Economy – Tait Berg, Minneapolis Federal Reserve
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. FINPACK: The Future – FINPACK Development Team
5:00 p.m. Reception
Thursday, December 12
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Managing Expectations – Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
9:15 a.m. Break
9:30 a.m. Current Farm Financial Situation – Robert 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 Questions – Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
Pauline Van Nurden joined the FINPACK Team as an Economist in 2017.
Prior to joining the FINPACK Team, she worked as a lender. This provides her valuable industry experience and knowledge in her work with FINAPCK. Pauline holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics, both from the University of Minnesota.