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ABA National Agricultural Bankers Conference

November 12-15, 2017  •  Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Milwaukee Center  •  Milwaukee, WI

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Luncheons with Guest Speakers


Monday, November 13, 2017
Weather Risk in Agriculture: Predicting Chaos

Weather is often a major source of volatility in ag markets and when the weather is severe, it can turn a well-managed operation upside down in a matter of minutes. Technologies surrounding weather prediction and monitoring are rapidly evolving and accurate weather observation and forecasting is an integral part of every farming operation. Learn about these technologies and hear how weather impacted the 2017 growing season, the long-range weather outlook for grains in South America, and the forecast for winter 2017-18.

Eric Snodgrass_80x106.jpgEric Snodgrass
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois




Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Politics of the 2018 Farm Bill

What are the best ways to provide our nation’s farmers and ranchers with a robust safety net? Mary Kay Thatcher will share her perspectives on the farm bill debate and the important decisions needed to give Americans proper access to food.

Mary Kay Thatcher_80x106.jpgMary Kay Thatcher
Senior Director, Congressional Relations
American Farm Bureau Federation
Washington, D.C.



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Program Questions? Please contact Cynthia Watkins for more information.