Iowa Farm Bureau's Economic Summit Agenda

Iowa Farm Bureau's Economic Summit Agenda During this one-day conference you’ll hear from experts with USDA, Cargill, Farm Credit Services of America, the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Soybean Export Council, Purdue, Kansas State, Iowa State and more.
Iowa Farm Bureau's Economic Summit 2019 >> Economic Summit Event Agenda Iowa Farm Bureau's Economic Summit

June 28, 2019

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7:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM
Dr. Sam Funk
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

8:30 AM
The Honorable Kim Reynolds
Governor of the State of Iowa

8:35 AM
Opening Comments
Craig Hill
Iowa Farm Bureau

8:45 AM
Macro Economics
Charlie Happel bio
FBL Financial Group, Inc.

9:05 AM
Farm Lending Update
Jim Knuth
Farm Credit Services of America bio

9:35 AM

9:50 AM 
Breakout Session 1
  • Industrial Hemp - The can and how: Regulations and Production
    Robin Pruisner, IDALS
    Adam Ornawka, Producer bio
  • What’s Happening with Land Values
    Dr. Dave Muth, Peoples Company
  • Weather/Yield Outlook
    Dr. Dennis Todey bio
    Midwest Climate Hub, USDA

10:30 AM

10:45 AM
Managing with Technology in a Trade Challenged World
Dr. Allan Gray bio
Purdue University

11:45 AM
Innovating What Matters: Using Data and Technology to Nourish Our World
Debra Bauler bio
Chief Information Officer for Cargill Protein and Salt

12:25 PM
1:25 PM
International Trade Perspectives
  • John Hinners, U.S. Meat Export Federation
  • Ed Beaman, U.S. Soybean Export Council bio

2:05 PM

2:20 PM
Breakout Session 2
  • Managing Farm Stress
    Dr. David Brown, Iowa State University
  • Livestock Outlook
    Dr. Lee Schulz, Iowa State University bio
  • China Market Study Tour Report
    Erik Oberbroeckling

3:00 PM
3:15 PM
Farm Bill Implementation
Richard Fordyce

3:45 PM
Crop Insurance and Risk Management Strategies for Challenging Market Times
Dr. Art Barnaby bio
Kansas State University

4:30 PM

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Registration is $60/person for Iowa Farm Bureau members or $150/person for non-members.

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You can also register by contacting Lavonne Baldwin at 515-225-5633 or at

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