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Crop Insurance Conference-2015

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When

Jan 19, 2015
from 08:25 AM to 04:30 PM

Where

Fargo

Contact Name

Contact Phone

701.231.8642

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We are late in providing information on this year's Crop Insurance Conference. Brochures will be sent out later this week but there will be a online registration available later today.

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. on Monday, Jan. 19

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

Registrationonline (available later today) or mail-in form (available in brochure).

Registration deadline:  Jan. 12, 2015

Continuing Education credits (for insurance agents) are available in:

  • North Dakota (6 crop/hail, 2 ethics) approved
  • Minnesota (6 general, 2 ethics) approval pending
  • South Dakota (4 crop) approval pending

Agenda

SUNDAY, Jan. 18

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Social (sponsor provided, information on sponsors not available yet)

MONDAY, Jan. 19     

     8:25 a.m.        Welcome and Continuing Education Course Instructions

     8:30 a.m.        ETHICS
                            Steve Becher, Executive Director, Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota

   10:15 a.m.        BREAK

   10:30 a.m.        CROP RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CROP INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE COMPANIES 
                            Joseph Cole, Senior Vice President – Agriculture, Axis Capital

   11:30 a.m.        COST OF PRODUCTION FOR 2015
                            Andy Swenson, Farm and Family Resource Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service (NDSU)

   12:00 p.m.        LUNCH

   12:45 p.m.        WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE 2015 GROWING SEASON
                            Leon Osborne, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UND

     1:45 p.m.        LONG TERM VIEW OF CROP MARKETS
                            Parry Dixon, Economist, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM    )

     2:45 p.m.        BREAK

     3:00 p.m.        COMPLIANCE ISSUES WITH THE 2014 FARM BILL
                             Brian Olschlager, Compliance Division, North Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA)

     3:30 p.m.        2014 FARM BILL
                            Dwight Aakre, Farm Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service  
                            Andy Swenson
, Farm & Family Resource Management Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

      4:30 p.m.        CLOSING REMARKS

        4:35 pm.        ADJOURN

Local Arrangements:  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:  $84.95 (double queen suite).  Call (701) 239-4303 by Jan. 1 to reserve. Ask for the "Crop Insurance Conference" group rate.

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