Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference

Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Big Ten Room C - Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center – MSU 219 S Harrison East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: Nancy Creed, 517-355-0130, creed@msu.edu

The Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference provides agricultural lenders, agribusinesses, policy-makers, and other interested parties across the state, with updates on the economy and agricultural industries in Michigan and outlooks for the future. Hear from experts about farmland markets, farm energy audits, commodity and dairy outlooks, and much more.

Registration cost is $75.00 per person.

Participants may register as individuals or group registrations. If registering more than 10 people for the conference please download the large group registrant spreadsheet and complete the file prior to processing your group registration.

The fee includes: continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.


8:30 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.          Dairy Market Situation and Outlook
                   Chris Wolf, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics MSU

9:45 a.m.     What Agricultural Lenders Need to Know About Michigan’s Water Use Law
                   Patricia Norris, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics / Department of Community Sustainability, MSU

10:30 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.    The Changing Landscape of Dairy: A Regional Outlook
                   Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin

11:30 a.m.    Michigan Milk Processing Situation Panel Discussion
                    Carl Rasch, Michigan Milk Producers Association
                    Chuck Courtade, Dairy Farmers of America
                    Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin

12 p.m.       Lunch – Big Ten Room B

1 p.m.         Agricultural, Trade, and Macroeconomic Policy Outlook
                  Speaker: TBD

2 p.m.         Break

2:15 p.m.     Grains, Soybean, and Livestock Outlook
                   Jim Hilker, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, MSU

3:15 p.m.     Adjourn


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.


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