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2022 SDBA Agricultural Bankers Conference
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, July 21, 2022, 5:00 PM CST
Category: SDBA Events

2022 SDBA Agricultural Bankers Conference

July 20-21, 2022

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Pierre, SD

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Registration Fees

Conference Fee: $525/member or $625/non-member

After July 7: $550/member or $675/non-member

Onsite: $575/member or $700/non-member


All provided public presentations will be available on the SDBA’s website. Hard copy handouts will be provided for $25 per person.

Conference Overview 

The South Dakota Bankers Association will present the 2022 Agricultural Credit Conference on July 20-21 at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center at 920 W. Sioux Ave. in Pierre, SD. This conference focuses on the unique needs of ag bankers and the desire for quality information and training to better serve their customers. The SDBA has lined up speakers on a variety of timely topics to help ag bankers navigate through challenging times. New or experienced ag lenders, as well as CEOs will all benefit from this conference.

WEDNESDAY | July 20, 2022

7:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome - Britt Miller, SDBA Agricultural Credit Committee Chair, First National Bank in Philip, Philip, SD

8:00 a.m. Inflation, Monetary Policy & Agriculture - Dr. Jason Henderson, Senior Associate Dean & Director of Extension, Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN

The economic landscape has shifted. Inflation has surged and the Federal Reserve has responded with higher interest rates. What are the impacts on agriculture? Is this another 1970s/80s cycle? Join Dr. Jason Henderson as he addresses these questions and more. Henderson is the Senior Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture & Director of Purdue Extension. In this role, Jason leads the statewide public engagement & research-based education in Agricultural & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Health & Human Sciences, and Economic & Community Development. 

9:00 a.m. Market Moving Weather: 2022-23 Weather Insights - Eric Snodgrass, Science Fellow & Principal Atmospheric Scientist, Nutrien Ag Solutions | Champaign, IL

As we watch the mid-summer weather patterns and prepare for harvest, changes in the weather patterns will be critical to the success of this year’s crop. In this presentation we will discuss how weather patterns will impact yields across the US and forecast the remainder of the growing season. We will also discuss the upcoming 2022-23 growing season in South America and provide a preliminary outlook for winter 2022-23. Come prepared to learn about high impact weather events & find the best resources for monitoring and forecasting weather. Eric Snodgrass is a Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global production agriculture. 

10:00 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase

10:10 a.m. Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. Latest Developments in ESG - Joseph Pigg, SVP, Sustainable Banking & Mortgage Finance, American Bankers Association | Washington, DC

This session will provide an update on the latest trends and developments in Environmental, Social and Governance expectations from investors, regulators and legislators, and how they will impact the banking industry, as well as an update on ABA advocacy around these issues. Pigg currently serves as Senior Vice President & Senior Counsel for Sustainable Banking and Mortgage Finance at the American Bankers Association. 

11:00 a.m. Speed Networking

Take part in this fast-paced session where you can learn from your colleagues on a variety of ag-related topics. This facilitated session will provide an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and learn from one another in a fun, relaxed environment.

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m. Ag Estate, Succession & Asset Protection Planning for Today’s World - Bobbi Thury, Co-Founder & Attorney, Legacy Law Firm, P.C. | Sioux Falls, SD

Bobbi Thury is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and an Accredited Estate Planner. Bobbi is also the only board-certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation in South Dakota. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Join Bobbi as you learn why you should be thinking about how to: insulate operations from some of the greatest financial threats; keep business, estate planning, and families in harmony; eliminate or minimize tips to Uncle Sam; and take advantage of being the #1 trust jurisdiction in the country.

2:00 p.m. A Look at Today's Markets - Delaney Howell, Owner/Founder, AgCulture Marketing LLC & Co-Host of the Ag News Daily Podcast | Rhodes, IA

As a journalist, farmer, and analyst, Delaney strives to bring audiences both the technical & fundamental elements driving the commodity markets. She will walk through the current agricultural stage and share the outlook she has for the markets, identify current factors that have the ability to shape the landscape, and leave the audience with a clear picture for 2022. Howell grew up on a grain & livestock farm in southeast Iowa and has been involved in agriculture from an incredibly young age. Wearing lots of different hats as an analyst, journalist, and farmer, Delaney strives to bring her unique perspective to audiences all over the globe. You may recognize Delaney from her role as former television host of the long-running agribusiness show “Market to Market” or from the daily podcast she launched in 2017, Ag News Daily.

3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase

3:10 p.m. Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m. Livestock’s Path to Climate Neutrality - Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor, Animal Science, UC Davis | Davis, CA

This session will focus on how animal agriculture can become part of a climate solution. Quantification and mitigation of greenhouse gases must be science based but also communicated with an increasingly more engaged public. Dr. Frank Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Frank is also director of the CLEAR Center, which brings clarity to the intersection of animal agriculture and the environment, helping our global community understand the environmental and human health impacts of livestock, so we can make informed decisions about the foods we eat while reducing environmental impacts.

4:30 p.m. FSA Program Update - Ryan Vanden Berge, Farm Loan Program Manager, Farm Service Agency, SD State Office | Huron, SD 

Join Ryan as he provides an update on FSA programs including the Guaranteed Loan Program, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and assistance for operations experiencing difficulties from natural disasters. Ryan Vanden Berge is the Farm Loan Program Manager for the Farm Service Agency’s Farm Loan Programs & Farm Storage Facility Loans in South Dakota. Over the past 14 years, he has worked in several county offices in southeastern and south-central South Dakota before moving to FSA’s state office in Huron, SD.

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception with Exhibitors

THURSDAY | July 21, 2022

7:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Agricultural Policy Update from Washington, DC - Ed Elfmann, Senior VP, Agriculture & Rural Banking Policy, American Bankers Association | Washington, DC

In  this session, Elfmann will give you an update on what’s happening in agricultural policy in Washington, DC and how it will affect you as a banker. He will cover everything from current legislation working through Congress, hearings in the agricultural space and policy changes at USDA.  Elfmann has been with ABA since June 2012 and is ABA’s head of policy on agricultural and rural credit and lending issues. In addition to agricultural policy, Elfmann works on swaps and derivatives policy, financial services, and appropriations for ABA.

8:45 a.m. Leveraging Social Media to Advocate For Agriculture - Greg Peterson, Peterson Farm Bros | Lindsborg, KS

Join Greg Peterson, the oldest of the Peterson Farm Brothers, as he shares the story of how he and his brothers began creating content to bring awareness to farming. He will perform some of their music videos, talk about what he’s learned through his experiences, and speak to the importance of telling the story of the agricultural community. 

9:45 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase

10:00 a.m. Break with Exhibitors 

10:15 a.m. Drones, Loans & Smart Phones - Nicholas Uilk, Precision Ag Instructor, SDSU | Brookings, SD

Technology has integrated itself into every aspect of our daily lives and farming is no different.  This presentation will look at the technologies used today as well as what we may see in the future. We will look at assessing the value of these technologies to maximize farm profitability. An instructor in the Ag and Biosystems Engineering Department at SDSU, Nic has been on the faculty since 2009. Nic teaches multiple courses in the Precision Ag program, and he focuses on bringing real world examples into the classroom and creating an environment that encourages student/industry collaboration.

11:15 a.m. It Starts With Attitude - Mike Oster, Speaker-Trainer-Author | Rapid City, SD

This dynamic, multi-faceted, fun and entertaining program is intended to allow us as individuals to learn, grow and improve in a number of areas of our lives based on the premise, “when we become better at who we are, we become better in all we do”. Mike has been presenting to and training groups and organizations for over 20 years. His background includes working for a Fortune 500 company, serving as an elected official, owning and operating private businesses, sitting on a number of volunteer boards, and wearing the uniform of the United States Army through over 36 years of service in the South Dakota Army National Guard. Mike is a veteran serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait & Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He recently retired at the rank of Brigadier General.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled before July 12; 75% refund if canceled July 12-14; no refund if canceled July 15 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.

Special Requests

For special dietary or mother’s room requests, contact Halley Lee at 605.224.1653 or [email protected] by July 14.


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