July 17, 2018
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN
9:30 a.m. Registration Begins
10:00 a.m. Welcome
Jill Resler, COO – Minnesota Pork
10:05 a.m. Are your clients ready?
Mike Starkey, emergency planning director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
It seems risk looms around every corner in agriculture. Whether it is the threat of a foreign animal disease being discovered in the United States or overturning a trailer of pigs on the way to market, there are situations farmers can look at proactively in order to have a plan when adversity strikes.
11:00 a.m. Legislative and Regulatory Update
David Preisler, CEO Minnesota Pork
1:00 p.m. FSA Environmental Policy Update
TBD – Farm Service Agency
1:30 p.m. Economic Update
Pat Von Tersch – Professional Ag Marketing
Von Tersch will explore what current economic conditions mean for pork producers and give his view on national and global factors influencing pork demand, feed costs, and trade.
3:00 p.m. Close – Safe travels