MN Ag Leadership Conference


 Sunday, August 19

4:00pm–6:00pm Check-In & Registration
6:00pm–7:00pm Welcome Dinner
7:00pm–9:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, August 20

6:30am–7:30am Breakfast
7:30am Welcome
7:45am World Trade, Waivers and Work Requirements: Administrative Perspectives on Trade, Renewables and the Farm Bill
8:30am Of Bulls and Bears: A Market Update and Forecast
Matt Bennett – Bennett Consulting
9:45am Break
10:15am Blue Wave or Baby Swell? Handicapping the 2018 Elections and Implications for Agriculture
David Wasserman – Charlie Cook Political Report
11:15am Baby Blue or Old Red? What Tune Will Minnesota Sing in November
John Himle – Himle LLC
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm–5:00pm 9-hole Golf Scramble
4:30pm–5:30pm Wine Tasting
6:00pm–7:30pm Dinner

Tuesday, August 21

6:30am–7:30am Breakfast
7:30am The Politics, Policies and Personalities Affecting U.S. Agriculture: A Washington Update
Jim Wiesemeyer – ProFarmer
8:30am Enactment or Extension: The Winding Road to a New Farm Bill
9:30am Break
9:45am Becalmed, Adrift and the Sudden Squall: Trade Winds Affecting Agriculture
10:30am The 3 Cs: A USDA Close up on Conservation, Commodities and Crop Insurance
11:30am All for One and One for All: Farm Bill Coalition Efforts
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Departure