Farmfest Virtual 2020 Forum Schedule





Tuesday, August 4:

9:00 AM

Staying Safe & Staying in Business

Moderator:    Paul Aasen, President of the Minnesota Safety Council


    Dr. Joni Scheftel, State Public Health Veterinarian & Infectious Disease Expert

    Dr. Joleen Hadrich, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics & Finance

   Doris Mold, Agricultural Management & Leadership Consultant

   Emily Krekelberg, Farm Safety & Health Extension Educator, Rural Stress Task Force Director

11:30 AM

US Senate Forum

Moderator:    Blois Olson

Candidates:    Sen. Tina Smith (D)

                  Jason Lewis (R)                                                                        

1:30 PM

The Current State of the Ag Economy

Moderator:    Kent Thiesse

Panelists:      Michael Nepveux, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation

                Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division

                Jason Schwantz, Senior Vice President, Refined Fuels, CHS, Inc.

               Mark Greenwood, Chief Diversified Markets Officer, Compeer Financial


Wednesday, August 5:

8:30 AM

AgTalks Town Hall: Trade, Supply Chains and the Future of American Agriculture

 10:30 AM

Congressional Forum, Districts: 7th & 8th

Moderator:    Lynn Ketelsen

Candidates:    Cong. Collin Peterson (D)

(7th District)   Michelle Fischbach (R)

                   Dave Hughes (R)

                   Noel Collis (R)

Candidates:    Cong. Pete Stauber (R)

(8th District)  Quinn Nystrom (D)


Wednesday, August 5 (cont.):

1:00 PM

Congressional Forum, Districts: 1st, 2nd & 6th

Moderator:    Lynn Ketelsen

Candidates:    Cong. Jim Hagedorn (R)

(1st District)   Dan Feehan (D)

Candidates:    Cong. Angie Craig (D)

(2nd District)  Tyler Kistner (R)

Candidates:    Cong. Tom Emmer (R)

(6th District)  Tawnja Zahradka (D)


Thursday, August 6:

10:30 AM

Farmfest Women In Ag Event

Featuring Keynote Speaker Sherry Saylor, Chair, American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee

Farmfest Woman Farmer of the Year Awards

 1:00 PM

University of Minnesota’s Farm Family of the Year Recognition Program                                                  


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