Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference

October 26, 2021 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Big Ten C - Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center – MSU
219 S Harrison
East Lansing, MI 48824

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 $130 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 and lunch.


8:00 a.m.     Registration and light refreshments

8:45 a.m.     Welcome from Department Chair Scott Swinton  and CANR Dean Kelly Millenbah

9 a.m.          Agricultural Trade and Macroeconomic Outlook      
                    Aleks Schaefer, Oklahoma State University

9:30 a.m.     Grain Market Outlook
                    Jim Hilker, Emeritus Professor,  Michigan State University

10 a.m.         Break

10:15 a.m.    Federal Policy Outlook
   John Kran, Michigan Farm Bureau

11 a.m.        Carbon Markets: Opportunities and Risks
         Matt Gammans, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
11:30 a.m.    
Farm Business Management Team Updates
                    Corey Clark and Jon LaPorte, Michigan State University Extension

11:50 a.m.    
Remarks from MSU Extension Director Quentin Tyler

12 p.m.         Lunch

1 p.m.         Specialty Crop Outlook

                   Trey Malone, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

1:30 p.m.    Dairy Market Outlook               
                   Chris Wolf, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

2:15 p.m.    Livestock Market Outlook
                   Melissa McKendree, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

3 p.m.         Adjourn

Post Conference Recordings
Due to safety considerations there is a plan to record the educational sessions as part of this year's conference to make available for those who are unable to attend or don't feel comfortable attending a face to face session. If you wish to receive the recordings to better meet your safety considerations please register accordingly below. The recordings will be available for the same price as the conference. Everyone who attends the session in person will automatically receive access to the recordings.


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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program in October. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.  Visit, https://msu.edu/together-we-will/  for the latest COVID policy information from Michigan State University.



Tags: agriculture, business, credit management, dairy management, farm business management, farm management, field crops, msu extension