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NW Minnesota Ag Lender's Conference

By:  Pauline Van Nurden, Extension Educator

University of Minnesota Extension is hosting an Ag Lender’s Conference in Northwestern Minnesota on September 21, 2016. The event will be held at the Youngquist Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus. The conference will focus on farm financial trends for Minnesota producers and will also have an emphasis on the sugar beet industry. Registration will begin at 9 am, with the conference convening from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Keynote speaker for the day will be Dale Nordquist, Extension Economist and Associate Director of the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. His presentation will focus on financial trends of MN producers. Also joining the program will be Ron Wirtz, Outreach Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Joe Hastings and Tyler Grove with American Crystal Sugar Company. Afternoon breakout sessions will include farm tax implications of a challenging economy, a crop research update, and additional farm management perspectives.

We encourage lenders and other agricultural professionals to register today. Early bird registration of $65 is available until Sept. 14th. After that time registration cost will increase to $80. Registration can be completed in three ways:

Online: $60 – Save $5! Visit to register online.

Mail to: University of Minnesota Extension, Willmar Regional Office
              1802 18th St. NE
              Willmar, MN 56201

Call: (320) 235-0726, ext. 2001

For more information on the conference visit Feel free to contact Nathan Hulinsky at or (218) 236-2009 or Pauline Van Nurden at or (320) 235-0726, ext 2008 with questions.

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