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SDBA 2020 Virtual Agricultural Credit Conference
Wednesday, July 01, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM CDT
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SDBA 2020 Virtual Agricultural Credit Conference

2020 Webinar Series

June 24

July 1

July 8

July 15 

The SDBA's 2020 Agricultural Conference is going virtual. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from leading ag experts in the fields of ag economics, ag technology, ag policy, and ag marketing. The South Dakota Bankers Association will present the 2020 Agricultural Credit Conference virtually June 24, July 1, July 8, and July 15. Join host Damian Mason as we virtually navigate through the ever-changing world of agriculture in South Dakota.


A Special THANK YOU to our Top Level Sponsors!!



Member of a state banking association: $400 per person for the series of four webinars
Non-member: $500 per person for the series of four webinars

You will receive an email from the SDBA the week prior to each session with your login information. Zoom will be used for sessions 1-3 and WebEx will be used for the final session.

Can’t make one of the dates listed above? Don’t worry - all four webinars will be recorded and available for pre-registered attendees to download and watch at your convenience.


  • 100% refund if canceled before June 17.
  • 75% refund if canceled June 18-21.
  • No refund if canceled June 22 or later.
  • Substitutions allowed at any time.


All provided presentations will be available on the SDBA’s website prior to each session.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 CDT

The COVID Economy: Where From Here?

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence, Kansas City, Kan.

The move to restart the economy after the lockdown recession has begun, but what can we expect from this point? There are estimates calling for a robust recovery in Q3 and Q4 and estimates calling for a second wave of infection that crushes the economy again. What do we need to know right now? What should we be prepared for in the months to come? Dr. Chris Kuehl is the economic analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and the National Association for Credit Management.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 CDT

Convergence of the Big Three in Agriculture: Ag Economy, Ag Technology & Ag Experience

Doug Johnson, Director – Ag Strategist, Moody’s Analytics, Omaha, Neb.

Join Doug Johnson as he discusses the top three challenges in agriculture today: the continuing “grinder” cycle impact, what’s coming for new ag technology, and “the changing of the guard” (experience transitioning both on the farm and within ag banks). As these three challenges converge, the concern is becoming clearer: Can ag producers afford to keep farming? Can ag banks continue to be an ag bank? What will it take to survive, thrive, and remain relevant for the future? Come and hear not only the challenges, but also key opportunities for ag producers and ag lenders alike as we move into the new future of agriculture.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 CDT

Commodities Outlook and How It Impacts the Ag Economy

Troy Bockelmann, Analyst, CattleFax, Centennial, Colo.
Ryan Moe, Regional Director, INTL FCStone Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

In the ever-changing world of commodity prices, we experience significant ups and downs—both financially and emotionally. With a realistic approach to markets and marketing, a plan can be developed to even out the impact markets make on our business.

Troy Bockelmann and Ryan Moe will join forces to discuss market fundamentals and expectations, covering both livestock and grains. They will wrap up this session with a collaborative Q&A portion aimed at helping your clients protect and manage margins which will help strengthen your relationship with them. After all, statistics show that picking margin targets is a more sustainable way to manage an agricultural business than attempting to pick tops and bottoms in markets.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 CDT

Fireside Chat: Washington Update

Ed Elfmann, Senior VP, Agricultural & Rural Banking, ABA, Washington, D.C.
Sen. Mike Rounds, Washington, D.C.

Join Ed Elfmann and Sen. Mike Rounds as they discuss what’s going on in Washington, D.C. They will cover where things currently stand in Congress including banking and ag policy, trade and more.

Elfmann has been with the ABA since June 2012 and is the head of policy on agricultural and rural credit and lending issues. In addition to ag policy, he works on swaps and derivatives policy, financial services, and appropriations for the ABA.

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014, Sen. Rounds has spent the past five years working to bring South Dakota values to Washington. He serves on four key Senate committees: Armed Services; Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Environment & Public Works; and Veterans Affairs. He previously served two terms as governor of South Dakota.

Business Partner Invitation to Sponsor

Invitation to Sponsor now available!

Register Online OR Complete the business partner form today!


(contact Halley for availability and options. All sponsorships include logo on event signage, sponsor ribbons, podium recognition, on-site program recognition, and follow up recognition in the SD Banker Magazine. Additional benefits listed below.)

$2,500 Sponsorship

  • 2 Comp Registrations
  • Solo Logo on Event Screen
  • Logo on Event Web page
  • Podium Time
  • Opportunity to Provide Video Welcome

$1,500 Sponsorship

  • 1 Comp Registration
  • Logo on Event Web page
  • Podium Time

$1,000 Sponsorship

  • 1 Comp Registration
  • Logo on Event Web page

$500 Sponsorship

  • As listed above in italics

Contact: Halley Lee - 800.726.7322 or [email protected]