You’re Invited to Farm Credit Services of Mandan’s Profitability Forum 2021 

November 3 in Mandan at Baymont Inn & Suites

 November 4 in Dickinson at Grand Dakota Lodge

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Freddie Barnard, Purdue University, Indiana

Professor Barnard’s expertise is in agricultural finance and farm management. He has had extensive experience in agricultural lending. He is the director of the Midwest Agricultural Banking School at Purdue University. He is also actively involved with the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Professor Barnard is past chairman for the Financial Criteria and Measures Committee and is currently a member of the Technical Committee for the Farm Financial Standards Council. The council recommends guidelines for financial reporting and analysis in agriculture. His presentation is on Profitability by the Numbers: What to look for, measure and record for business success.

Preceding our keynote is a presentation on Grain Marketing by Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Economist for the Center for Farm Financial Management
at the University of Minnesota, the developers of FINPACK software.

FCSM Profitability Forum Schedule (local times)

November 3rd in Mandan -Baymont Inn & Suites

  • 4:30 p.m. – Registration and Social
  • 5:15 – Welcome, Farm Credit Services of Mandan
  • 5:30 – Ed Usset Grain Marketing Tips”
  • 6:15 – DINNER
  • 7:00 – Dr. Barnard Profitability by the Numbers
  • 8:15 – Social with FCSM Staff

November 4th in Dickinson – Grand Dakota Lodge

  • 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
  • 11:15 a.m. – Ed Usset Grain Marketing Tips”
  • 12 Noon – LUNCH
  • 12:45 p.m. – Dr. Barnard Profitability by the Numbers
  • 2:00 p.m. – Social with FCSM Staff
  • PLEASE RSVP by October 21st

To RSVP, please contact your local Farm Credit Services branch office or book online by date in this website’s calendar function. Couples and parents are encouraged to attend. This producer education forum is offered complimentary to our stockholders as part of our mission to support agriculture and our rural communities. RSVP deadline is October 21st.

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