The annual Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference will be held in Watkins Auditorium of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Boling University Center Aug. 5. David Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus and internationally known speaker, is the featured presenter.
The conference, a service of the UT Martin Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking, is designed to serve the lender/producer team by providing the most up-to-date and relevant information needed to grow farm operations' bottom lines. Agricultural lenders, farmers, producers and farm-related business owners are encouraged to attend.
Registration information must be received by July 31. For registration information, go to http://www.utm.edu/departments/cbga/agconference/registration.php. Conference attendees can fax their registration forms to 731-881-7323.
The conference will begin with check-in and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., with the official welcome at 8:20 a.m. Four speaker sessions will focus on agriculture in a changing environment, traits of top managers, marketing risk management tools and trends in commodity prices. A luncheon is included in the price of registration.
In addition to Dr. Kohl, Steve Isaacs, professor, the University of Kentucky; Mike Mock, senior risk manager for The Andersons Grain Group; and Richard Brock, owner and president, Brock Associates, will serve as session speakers.
Registration is $150 for lenders and ag service providers, $75 for farmers and producers, and $25 for students and spouses. Forms and payment can also be mailed to the Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking, College of Business and Global Affairs, the University of Tennessee at Martin, 216 Business Administration Building, Martin, TN, 38238; however, all materials must be received by July 31.
For more information or registration assistance, contact Jennifer Schlicht, UT Martin College of Business and Global Affairs, by phone at 731-881-7324 or by email at [email protected].