The 2012 Conference is scheduled for July 31 through August 2 in Bloomington, Illinois. This conference is approved for 6.0 Illinois Public Accounting Continuing Education Credits.
It will be held at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center.
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Agenda and Program
(All activities are scheduled to occur at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center unless indicated otherwise)
Tuesday, July 31
Annual Golf Outing, Prairie Vista Golf Course, Depart from Lobby at 7 a.m.
Committee Meetings — Yosemite Room
Technical Committee — Jeff Bushey, Chair, Nietzke & Faupel
Marketing Committee — George Moriarty, Chair, Iowa Farm Business Association
Finance / AgFATE Committee — Scotty Elston, Chair, AgTexas Farm Credit Services
Depart for Evening Barbecue/Reception at home of Kent and Karen Meister. Sponsored by Pioneer FBFM.
Wednesday, August 1
Registration and continental breakfast — Redwood Sierra Room
Welcome and Announcements — Kent Meister Presiding, Pioneer FBFM
Economic and Financial Outlook — Kevin G. Waspi, CFA, University of Illinois College of Business
Farm Credit Evaluation — Using the Standards and Ratios — Ron Homann, Risk Management Officer, 1st Farm Credit Services
The Research – Cash vs Accrual Farm Income Statements, Ratio Scoring — A panel discussion with: Paul Ellinger, Professor and Head of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois; Gary Schnitkey, Ph. D., Extension Specialist, University of Illinois; Nick Paulson, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
Using the Standards with Producers and Lenders to Analyze Operations – Todd Doehring, Centrec Consulting Group
Using the Standards in Accounting Practices – Ben Romine, EA, The Romine Group, CPAs
Patio Reception and Dinner
Visit to Twin Groves Wind Farm (Optional)
Thursday, August 2
Committee Reports — Kent Meister Presiding
Break / Hotel Checkout
AgFATE Program Update — Tim Ohlde, Elk State Bank
Annual Business Meeting — Kathy Rancour Presiding. Christiansen Land and Cattle Company, Ltd.