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Date: 

2/21 and 2/24

Summary:

Dr. Jason Henderson, Director of Extension Purdue University, talks about change in the Feds economic policy. We have seen a period of moderate growth rates. There is a lot of money and stimulus in the economy. Stock market rally is not over. Listen here to learn more.


Date: 

2/14 and 2/17

Summary:

Dr. Jason Henderson, Director of Extension Purdue University, talks about agricultural cycles. How is this farm boom going to end, is it simply going to fade or bust? How are high rent prices going to adjust? What will happen to land values? Listen here to learn more.


Date: 

2/7 and 2/10

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, talks about the upcoming AgriVisions 2014 seminars. First Dakota is excited to have Dr. Jason Henderson as the presenter. Dr. Henderson spent most of his career working as a Senior Ag Economist for the Kansas City Federal Reserve. In August, he moved to the Director of Extension at Purdue University. Dr. Henderson will speak in Yankton on February 10 and in Crooks and Mitchell on February 11. Go to FirstDakotaAg.com to learn more about AgriVisions 2014.


Date: 

1/17 and 1/20

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, talks about upcoming AgriVisions 2014. First Dakota has invited Dr. Jason Henderson, Director of Extension at Purdue University. Prior to Purdue University, Dr. Henderson was the Senior Ag Economist for the Kansas City Federal Reserve. Dr. Henderson has a good feel for land values, what is $4 corn going to do to land values, where are interest rate heading; all the things a lot of ag producers have on their mind as we head into the environment we are in. Dr. Henderson will speak in Yankton on February 10 and in Crooks and Mitchell on February 11. Go to FirstDakotaAg.com to learn more about AgriVisions 2014.


Date: 

1/10 and 1/13

Summary:

Jeff Wolfgram, Senior Vice President and Manager of Dakota MAC, discusses interest rates. Overall, we are still in an environment where interest rates are low. It’s not too late to talk about long term fixed rate ag real estate loans. Dakota MAC funds can be used for purchasing real estate as well as refinance other debt. Listen here to learn more.


Date: 

1/3 and 1/6

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, discusses the importance of Marketing Plan, especially in since margins and prices have changed so much. We definitely need to sharpen our pencils and get our skills to where they need to be, and a good Marketing Plan is the start. A few things you definitely need to know to have an effective Marketing Plan are: break-even points, cost of production, price points, and time lines. Listen here to learn more.


Date: 

12/20 and 12/23

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, wishes everyone happy holidays. This is the time of year, were we can reflect on the past year and be happy at where we are at. Going into 2014, we have several reasons for optimism, but it will be a different environment. Listen here to learn more.


Date: 

12/13 and 12/16

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, just finished up the 2nd session of Growing American Farmers and RanchersSM AgriVisons® Beginning Farmer program. Final session was last week in Sioux Falls. We had a strong session on strategic planning, along with economic outlook and some global prospective. Future classes will be offered every other year. Next class will begin January 2015. Listen here to more.


Date: 

11/29, 11/22 and 12/6

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, just returned from the American Bankers Association Ag Lenders Conference in Minneapolis. What were some of the trends covered at the conference? 1) Return to normalcy – get back to the basics, as well as nickels and dimes are important again. 2) Global things are changing – we are moving towards ROW (Rest of the World). Listen here to more.


Date: 

11/18, 11/22 and 11/25

Summary:

Nate Franzen, President of the Agri-Business Division, just returned from the American Bankers Association Ag Lenders Conference in Minneapolis. This conference had a global twist, since 19 foreign ag bankers came to the conference. Following the conference, the foreign bankers spent a couple days at First Dakota learning about American Agriculture and Ag Financing in America. Listen here to learn more.




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