Dr. David Kohl speaking at UT Martin in 2021.

24th-annual Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference scheduled for Aug. 10

The 24th-Annual Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The conference, themed “Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable,” discusses strategies for taking advantage of opportunities during uncertain economic environments. The conference is hosted by the university’s Horace and Sara Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking and the Gilbert Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Registration is open through Aug. 5. The registration fee is $200 for lenders; $100 for farmers, producers, and UT employees; and $50 for students and spouses. Register online at www.utm.edu/agconference.

Featured speakers include Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural finance and small business management and entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech University; Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions; and Richard Brock, owner and president of Brock associates. Kohl will serve as keynote speaker, a role he has held every year since the conference’s inception in 1999. A panel at the conclusion of the conference will address questions about global economics, trade, agricultural markets, weather and climate change and their effects on business.

For more information, contact Traci Crawford, Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference program coordinator, at tcrawf19@utm.edu or 731-881-7350.


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