Speaker featured at annual ag finance conference
Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:50 pm
The Messenger 07.21.09
David Kohl, internationally-known speaker to farmers, lenders and agribusiness audiences, will be the featured presenter at the eighth annual Mid-South Ag Finance Conference.
The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5.
In addition to conducting more than 5,000 workshops and seminars, Kohl was a leader in establishing national and international standards for reporting and analysis of agricultural producers’ financial information.
Speakers will include Carl Babler, who has principal interest in First Capitol Ag, where he serves as consultant and senior hedge specialist. He co-authored “Six Step Grain Hedge Plan,” now a nationally-recognized guidebook for grain producers.
Sessions will be “Around the Corner and Down the Road: A Practical Guide for Interpreting Economic Change,” “Credit and Risk Management for the Producer/Lender Team,” “Commodity Prices, Government Policies and Global Forces: Preparing for the (Un)Perfect Storm” and “Best Practices in Risk Management for the Producer/Lender Team.”
The Mid-South Ag Finance Conference is appropriate for ag lenders, farmers and other farm-related business owners. Members of the total management team, including spouses and other business partners, should also attend. The registration fee is $150 for lenders, $75 for farmers and $25 for spouses and students. Registration information is available by calling (731) 881-7324 or visiting the Web site www.utm.edu/agconference. Space is limited, so registration is requested by Aug. 1.