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Crop Insurance Conference

When Jan 16, 2017
from 08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
Where Fargo
Contact Name
Contact Phone 701.231.8642
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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  VERY LIMITED WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE; NOT GUARANTEED YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET IN.

New Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo, ND

Guest rooms:   Deadline for room reservations are Dec. 25

  • Hilton Garden Inn, 4351 17th Ave. S, Fargo, ND.  Rate: $119.
    Call 701-499-6000 to reserve and request the NDS group rate.
    Rooms will be held until Dec. 25, 2016.

  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Fargo, 1652 44th St. S, Fargo, ND
    (next door to the Hilton Garden Inn). Rate: $109.
    Call 701-492-4502 to reserve and request the NEA group rate. 
    Rooms will be held until Dec. 25, 2016.

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

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

Registration deadline:  Jan. 6, 2017

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

  • North Dakota: 6 crop hail, 2 ethics - approved
  • Minnesota: 6 general, 2 ethics - approved
  • South Dakota: 4 crop - approved

Agenda

    7:00 AM           Pre-registration check-in and walk-in registration

    8:00 AM           Future of Crop Insurance
                            Dr. Art Barnaby, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

    9:00 AM           Mapping Technology
                            Jeremy Wilson, MyAgData

    9:45 AM           Acreage Crop Reporting Streamling Initiative
                            Gwen M. Uecker, Agricultural Program Specialist, Common Processes Section, USDA RMA

   10:30 AM          BREAK

   10:45 AM          Industry Outlook
                           Tom Zacharias, President, National Crop Insurance Services

   11:30 AM          Weather Outlook
                            Dayrl Ritchison, Meteorologist and Interim Director, NDAWN, North Dakota State University

   12:15 PM          LUNCH
                             Luncheon Speaker: Senator Heidi Heitkamp (invited)

     1:00 PM          Outlook for Farm Financial Conditions
                            Ken Knutsen, Sr. VP Credit/CCO, AgCountry Farm Credit Services
                            Frayne Olson, crops economist/marketing specialist, assoc.
                            professor and director, Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, North Dakota State University

     2:00 PM          Ethics
                            Mariann Jennings, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business,
                            Arizona State University

     2:50 PM          BREAK

     3:10 PM           Ethics (continued)                            

     4:00 PM           Frayne Olson, Evaluation

     4:15 PM           Adjourn


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