Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference to be Held October 26

MSUAFRE will host the annual Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference in the Kellogg Hotel and Events Center on Friday, October 26.

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University (MSU) will sponsor and host the 2018 Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference on October 26, 2018, at the Kellogg Hotel and Events Center on MSU's campus. 

The 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. Attendees will hear from experts about agricultural policy, the farm bill, agricultural trade, commodity and dairy outlooks, and much more.

AFRE professor Chris Wolf is the coordinator of the conference, and will present the Dairy Market Situation and Outlook presentation. With him, AFRE's Trey Malone and Jim Hilker will share their expertise, along with MSU extension educators and external speakers.

The $95.00 per person conference registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and educational sessions throughout the day in the Kellogg Center. Participants may register as individuals or group registrations. To register online, go to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/MichiganAgriculturalCreditConf/.


8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am: Agricultural Trade and the General Economy | David Widmar, Agricultural Economic Insights
10:00 am: Break
10:15 am: Behavioral Economics for Ag Managers | Trey Malone, MSUAFRE
11:00 am: Agricultural Policy Situation and Outlook |  Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University
12:00 pm: Lunch – Red Cedar A&B
1:00 pm: Dairy Market Situation and Outlook | Chris Wolf, MSUAFRE
1:45 pm: MSU Extension Stress Management Programs | Suzanne Pish, Extension Educator
2:00 pm: Grains, Soybean, and Livestock Price Outlook |  Jim Hilker, MSUAFRE
3:00 pm: 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. 

Contact Information 

For registration questions, please contact Nancy Creed at: (517) 355-0130; creed@msu.edu. For program questions, please contact Christopher Wolf at: (517) 353-3974; wolfch@msu.edu

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