Minnesota Pork Lenders Meeting

July 16, 2019
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN
Cost: $25


9:30 a.m.              Registration Begins


10:00 a.m.            Welcome

                             Jill Resler – COO Minnesota Pork


10:05 a.m.            Farmer Mental Health

                             Wade Lang, MA, LPCC, LADC, MFT, NCGC-II

Psychotherapist | Master ART Therapist | National Trainer of Accelerated Resolution Therapy


Increased volatility, challenging economics, and unprecedented weather have all contributed to the ongoing conversations around farmer mental health.  What is the role of a lender when discussing farmer mental health?  Wade Lang, Licensed Mental Health and Addictions Therapist, will share his expertise and insights with the group in addition to discussing the Accelerated Resolution Therapy approach and how it can aid in mental health discussions with farmers.



11:30 p.m.             Lunch


12:30 p.m.            Legislative and Regulatory Update

                             AJ Duerr – Duerr Government Affairs, Inc.


1:30 p.m.              Economic Update

                             Joe Kerns – Kerns and Associates


Joe 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.