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Provisional Agenda

  • Check in & Breakfast

    7:30 AM

  • Opening Remarks

    Joanna Schrupp, MinnWest Technology Campus
    Sarah Swedburg, EDC
    John Cosgrove, Emcee

    7:50 AM

  • Keynote Speaker

    Making Sense of Today's Economy: Surviving and Thriving When the Whole World is Going Crazy

    Matt Roberts, Ph.D., Kernmantle Group - Expert in Ag, commodity markets, energy issues and biofuels

    8:10 AM

  • Broadband Panel: Connecting Communities

    Overview on State of MN initiatives as well as drilling down to a local perspective with the latest updates from an expert panel all working towards change on this important effort.

    Moderator: Sarah Swedburg, EDC
    Tim Johnson, MVTV Wireless
    Ryan Lange, Lange Ag Systems
    Mark Boeschen, EDC Broadband Chair Committee

    9:00 AM

  • Networking Break

    10:00 AM

  • Storyteller Session- Expanding Opportunities Story

    Chris Baumann, Founder, Common Ground &

    10:20 AM

  • Storyteller Session- Next Generation

    Ridgewater College Ag Leaders

    Asa Nelson, Grain Originator, CHS ; Livestock Farmer
    Darrin Froemming, TFC Poultry
    Jeff Miller, Ridgewater College

    10:50 AM

  • Storyteller Session- Sustainability

    Brouwer Berries Story

    Sarah Brouwer, Owner, Brouwer Berries

    11:30 AM

  • Carbon & Renewables Update

    Jamey Cline, Christianson PLLP

    12:00 PM

  • Lunch & Closing Session

    Fireside Chat: The Farmer's Toolbox and Legacy Planning

    Session led by Zach Rada, Farm Business Management Instructor, MN West Community & Technical College
    Mike Mastey, Farm Business Management Instructor and Lender, Pine County Bank
    Lee Hanson, Attorney, Hanson Law Office, PA

    12:30 PM

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