National Agricultural Bankers Conference – American Bankers Association

Farmer Mac at the ABA National Ag Bankers Conference

Sunday, November 11, 2018
8:00 am – 11:30 am: Farm Service Agency Guaranteed Lender Meeting – Hosted by Farmer Mac
Does your bank currently participate–or plan to participate–in the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Guaranteed Farm Loan Program? Meet with local, state and national USDA and FSA representatives to discuss important topics about the program in an open forum.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Pre-Conference Seminar
Sinkholes, Landslides, Volcanoes: How Can Your Customers Survive an Evolving Landscape?
FINPACK and Farmer Mac are teaming up again to offer an action-packed pre-conference session on Sunday afternoon. This year, they will focus on identifying where your customers are with continued tight margins and the impact on community banks. There will be a discussion of best practices and take-homes for managing the risk in this evolving landscape. Dr. David Kohl will be back with his view from the road.

  • Robert H. Craven, Director, Center for Farm Financial Management and Professor, Dept. of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Dale W. Nordquist, Assistant Director, Center for Farm Financial Management and Dept. of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Curt Covington, EVP–Agricultural Finance, Farmer Mac, Washington, DC
  • Brian Brinch, SVP–Business Strategy & Financial Research, Farmer Mac, Washington, DC
  • David M. Kohl, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Workshop Series IV – The Next Generation: New Bankers, New Strategies
Meet the new faces of successful ag banking: young, energetic and full of cutting-edge ideas. This session will explore using winning strategies the “Next Gen” are using now to attract new farmers and ranchers to their institutions. Our banker panel will share the tools they use to keep their customers loyal and grow their ag lending portfolios. Regardless of your generation, return home with concrete ideas to increase competitiveness and grow profits within your ag lending department.

Bill Miller, Senior Relationship Manager, Farmer Mac, Washington, DC

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm: Farewell Reception with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Farmer Mac

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Date: November 11-14, 2018
Location: Omaha, NE