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Last Updated: 9/28/2022
Agriculture Conference 2022

On November 29, 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a hybrid event to examine the barriers to entry into Midwest farming, as well as some of the issues facing farm family transitions between generations. Registration is available online.

Tuesday, 11/29/22
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
David Oppedahl, Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
Session I: Challenges of Farmland Access in the Midwest
Moderator
Todd Kuethe, Associate Professor and Schrader Chair in Farmland Economics, Purdue University
Panelist
Emy Brawley, Great Lakes Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition, and Illinois State Director, The Conservation Fund
Scott Callahan, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Tia McDonald, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
10:45 AM
Session II: Barriers Facing Midwestern Beginning, Limited-Resource, Minority, and Women Farmers
Moderator
David Oppedahl, Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelist
Bruce Ahrendsen, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, University of Arkansas
Jifunza Wright-Carter, Co-Founder & President, Black Oaks Center
Shari Rogge-Fidler, President and CEO, Farm Foundation
12:00 PM
Keynote Luncheon
Introduction
Anna Paulson, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Speaker
Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30 PM
Session III: Access to Financial Capital for Farming Entrants and During Generational Transitions in Farm Families
Moderator
Chad Jorgensen, Senior Supervision Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelist
Paul Dietmann, Senior Focused Lending Specialist, Compeer Financial
Brad Guse, Senior Vice President, BMO Harris Bank
2:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Leslie McGranahan, Vice President and Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
3:00 PM
Adjournment
Event Information
Date
11/29/22
Registration Deadline
Monday, November 28, 2022
Location

Hybrid

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