Agricultural Cooperative Director Training – Mankato, MN

Training Location: Country Inn and Suites, 1900 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 Map

Lodging: Country Inn and Suites, 1900 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 

Attendees are responsible for making and paying for their own lodging arrangements with the hotel.

Agenda

Thursday, January 5, 2023

9:00 a.m. Cooperative Directors 101 (Optional)

Cooperative Directors 101 is for new directors, or those who would like a refresher on cooperative board responsibilities. This training will provide a basic overview of cooperative board structure, director roles and best practices. This pre-session is optional to those attending the Agricultural Cooperative Directors Training.

11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch (included with registration)
1:00 p.m. Staying on Your Strategy While in a Period of Inertia

Director oversight through impending CEO and senior staff retirements, how to move past inertia, onboarding process for new leadership.
Dr. Michael Boland, Professor, University of Minnesota

Naomi Mangold, Senior Director, Land O’Lakes Inc.

3:00 p.m. Director Qualifications, Selection, and Succession

Dr. Michael Boland, Professor, University of Minnesota
Gene Traxler, Member Relations, Land O’Lakes Inc.

4:00 p.m. Board Evaluations

Dr. Michael Boland, Professor, University of Minnesota
Gene Traxler, Member Relations, Land O’Lakes Inc.

4:30 p.m. Close
5:30 p.m. Social hour
6:00 p.m. Supper and Sector Update
Pete Kappelman, Senior VP, Member and Government Relations, Land O’Lakes Inc.

 

Friday, January 6, 2023

8:00 a.m. Director Compensation

Gene Traxler, Member Relations, Land O’Lakes Inc.

8:45 a.m. Updates on Equity Management and Finance

Dr. Michael Boland, Professor, University of Minnesota

9:30 a.m. Break and checkout
10:00 a.m. Best Practices to Address the Labor Shortage

Brandon Calvert, Senior Manufacturing Director, Supply Chain, Land O’ Lakes

11:00 a.m. Building your Cooperative to be a Destination Employer

Bill Ahlbrecht, CEO / General Manager, Ag Partners

12:00 p.m. Adjourn