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Crop Insurance Conference-2014

When Jan 20, 2014
from 08:25 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Fargo
Contact Name
Contact Phone 701.231.8642
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Location:  Ramada Plaza Suites and Conference Center, 1635 42nd ST S, Fargo, ND

On-site registration and check-in:  starts at 7:30 a.m.

Registration Fee:  $110 (includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and materials)

Registration:  online or mail-in form (available in brochure)

Registration deadline:  Jan. 10, 2014

Insurance Agent Continuing Education Credits available in:

  • North Dakota (6.5 crop/hail, 1.5 ethics) approved
  • Minnesota (6.5 general, 1.5 ethics) approval pending
  • South Dakota (4 crop)

Schedule

      7:30 a.m.        Registration

       8:30 a.m.       Welcome

       8:35 a.m.       Ethics:  The Era of Behavior
                            Douglas M. LePelley, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Business, Nyack College, New York

    10:00 a.m.        Break

    10:15 a.m.        A Washington, DC, Crop Insurance Update
                           Tara Smith, Vice President of Federal Affairs, Michael Torrey Associates, LLC

    11:15 a.m.        2014 Crop and Weather Outlook
                            Leon Osborne, Professor, Atmospheric Science, University of North Dakota

            Noon        Lunch

    12:30 p.m.        Luncheon Speaker: The Importance of Risk Mitigation Tools for American Agriculture
                           Senator Heidi Heitkamp, State of North Dakota

      1:20 p.m.        Cost of Production and Insurance Coverage Level
                            Andy Swenson, Farm and Family Resource Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

      1:50 p.m.        Macro-Economic and Energy Factors Driving the Agriculture Outlook
                            Michael Swanson, Senior VP and Agricultural Economist and Consultant, Wells Fargo

     2:40 p.m.        Break

     2:55 p.m.        Risk Management Agency's 2014 Crop Insurance Program Update
                           Michael Alston, Acting Associate Administrator, Risk Management Agency, USDA

     3:45 p.m.        Where do we go from here? 2014 Crop Market Outlook
                           Frayne Olson, Ph.D., Crops Economist/Marketing Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

     4:30 p.m.        Adjourn


Local Arrangements:  two options for guest rooms are available at reduced rates:

  • Ramada Plaza Suites (conference location). Rate: $89 (single/double), $99 (two-room suite).  Call (701) 277-9000 by Jan. 1 to reserve. Ask for the "Crop Insurance Conference" group rate.
  • Expressway  Suites, 4303 17th Ave S (one block west of the Ramada). Rate:  $94 (double queen suites).  Call (701) 239-4303 by Jan. 1 to reserve. Ask for the "Crop Insurance Conference" group rate.

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