Agricultural Cooperative Director Training – Baraboo, WI

Agenda

Monday, January 10

10:15 a.m: Registration and refreshments

10:30 a.m.: Introductions

11:00 a.m: CoBank Knowledge Exchange
Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, Lead Economist, Grain and Farm Supply, CoBank

12:15 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m. Green Diesel, Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy: What does it mean?
Dr. Frayne Olson, Crop Economist/Marketing Specialist, North Dakota State University Extension and Director of the Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives

2:30 p.m.: Break

3:00 p.m. Written Contracts for General Managers and CEO’s: Contract Terms and Compensation
Julia Ketcham Corbett, Partner, Blethen|Berens
Michael Boland, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota

4:30 p.m.: Close

6:00 p.m.: Supper and reception at hotel

Tuesday, January 11

8:00 a.m.: Legal Duties of Directors: Board Policy Manuals and How to Use them effectively
Michael Boland, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota
Legal professional TBD

9:30 a.m.: Break

10:00 a.m.: New Risks and The Role of a Balance Sheet in 21st Century
Michael Boland, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota
Greg Line, Lead Relationship Manager, CoBank (via Zoom)
Dan Hanson, Senior Vice President of Management Liability & Client Experience, Marsh & McLennan Agency (via Zoom)
Keri Jacobs, Associate Professor of Ag & Applied Economics, MFA Chair in Agribusiness, GICL Distinguished Fellow, University of Missouri (via Zoom)

11:30 a.m.: Close