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June 24 – How Do We Get There?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by a panel of agricultural lenders addressing the topic Ag In Uncertain Times: Where Are We?

Presenters include:
* Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
RDFinancial Handout (distributed at the beginning of the session
RDFinancial in the Farm Management Wiki

* Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management,
University of Minnesota
More information on FINPACK
More information on AgPlan

Click on the presenter names to access the PowerPoint presentations made by each panel member.

A recording of the webinar presentations will be posted once it has been compiled under a separate listing.

Operating in the face of uncertain credit: How Do We Get There?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

FINAL WEBINAR IN THE SERIES!!! June 24, 9 AM Pacific

* Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
* Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

Duane Griffith will demonstrate how a very condensed version of financial statements, RDFinancial, can help educators and producers understand why a complete financial analysis of an operation is important. Griffith will illustrate concepts covered by all of the previous speakers, including an increased emphasis on liquidity, the need to understand the financial impact family goals may have on the business, and accurate measures of repayment capacity.
   The flow of information between financial statements will be demonstrated and how poorly prepared financial analysis can lead to poor management decisions and possibly financial disaster. Understanding your financial ratios and measures will also be discussed as a way to communicate effectively with your lender using an accurate set of information.

Dale Nordquist will discuss FINPACK, a comprehensive farm financial planning and analysis program. Dale will also present on AgPlan, an online farm business planning tool that allows you to develop a business plan; learn what you need to include through tips and resources; view sample plans for ideas; and, share the plan with educators, lenders or consultants.

The series is targeted towards providing information that helps producers make informed decisions and improves ag professional’s ability to work with their farm and ranch customers/clients. Each session is scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for the participants to interact with the presenters. All webinar start times are at 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern)

• To Participate: (no pre-registration is required – first come – 500 seats available)

• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).

• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.

• The start time for all webinars in this series is 9:00 am Pacific Daylight time. Please log on a few minutes early to view information about how to ask presenters questions and to make sure your audio is working.

• If you are unable to join the live webinar due to technical problems (click here for help) OR if the webinar room seat limit has been exceeded, please check back here (http://FarmManagement.org/AgInUncertainTimes) to access the recorded version. We will post the recording as soon as the compiled version is available.

The Ag in uncertain times webinar series runs through December with
• Operating in the face of uncertain credit, June 9, 10, 17, and 24
• Operating in the face of uncertain markets, September 9, 16, and 23
• Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, and 21
• Operating in risky environments, November 4, 11, and 18
• Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times, December 2, 9, and 16

The slide presentations and recordings of the webinars from the June 9, June 10 and June 17 programs are posted on the following web site along with the recordings of the very informative presentations by Dr. David Kohl, Jay Penick, Curt Covington, Chris Beyerhelm, Joel Lorenzen, Cori Price and Robert Syron. To find the presentations and for additional information about topics and speakers for this webinar series, please visit: http://farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimes

For additional information email, westrme@wsu.edu or call John Nelson, 509-477-2176.

• Note: Consider subscribing to these webpages via the RSS feed. You will be notified of additions to the site automatically.

First Three Webinars Now in MP3 Format

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Click on a presentation component below to either view a video recording of the live, webinar event or to download an MP3 audio track for playback on your favorite player.

June 17 – Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals
Panel Introduction - 9 minutes Introduction and Background information- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Joel Lorenzen Presentation - 23 minutes Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest
Cori Price Presentation - 19 minutes Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
Bob Syron Presentation - 23 minutes Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis
Panel Q&A - 15 minutes Q & A session at the end of all speaker’s presentations
Complete Webinar with Panel - 89 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

June 10 – Where Are We? a panel of agricultural lenders
Lender Panel Introduction - 6 minutes Introduction and Background information- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Jay Penick Presentation - 19 minutes Jay Penick – President & CEO, Northwest Farm Credit Services
Curt Covington Presentation - 22 minutes Curt Covington – Senior Vice President & Credit Risk Manager, Bank of the West
Chris Beyerhelm Presentation - 25 minutes Chris Beyerhelm – Assistant Deputy Administrator – Farm Service Agency Farm Loan programs
Lender Panel Q&A - 23 minutes Q & A session at the end of all speaker’s presentations
Complete Webinar with Lender Panel - 95 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

Operating in the face of uncertain credit
June 9 – What’s Around the Corner & Down the Road?
David Kohl Introduction - 9 minutes Introduction of Dr. Kohl- Emcee Jon Newkirk
David Kohl Presentation - 45 minutes Presentation by Dr. David M. Kohl
David Kohl Q & A - 28 minutes Q & A with Dr. Kohl
Complete Webinar with David Kohl - 82 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

June 17th Webinar Recordings

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times June 17th webinar. Clicking on the picture of one of the videos will stream the recording to your location. Download and start times will vary depending on your connection speed. Please be patient, as there may be a delay before the video start button appears on the screen.

Sections for this webinar include:

* Introduction and Background information– Emcee Jon Newkirk
* Speakers:

   Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest
   Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
   Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis

* Q & A session at the end of all speaker’s presentations.

Panel Introduction

Panel Introduction
9 minutes

Joel Lorenzen Presentation

Joel Lorenzen Presentation
23 minutes

Cori Price Presentation

Cori Price Presentation
19 minutes

Bob Syron Presentation

Bob Syron Presentation
26 minutes

Panel Q&A

Panel Q&A
15 minutes

Leverage is a Killer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Please expand upon the comment “leverage is a killer”.

June 17 – Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by a panel of agricultural lenders addressing the topic Ag In Uncertain Times: Where Are We?

Presenters include:
* Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest
* Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
* Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis

Click on the presenter names to access the PowerPoint presentations made by each panel member.

A recording of the webinar presentations will be posted once it has been compiled under a separate listing.

Operating in the face of uncertain credit: Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals

Monday, June 15th, 2009

NEXT WEBINAR IN THE SERIES!!!  June 17, 9 AM Pacific

Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals
* Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
* Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis
* Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest

This group of experienced agri-business professionals will share their insights into the lender/borrower interface and give their advice on what agricultural borrowers should be paying close attention to during the present economic turndown.

The series is targeted towards providing information that helps producers make informed decisions and improves ag professional’s ability to work with their farm and ranch customers/clients. Each session is scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for the participants to interact with the presenters. All webinar start times are at 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern)

To Participate:
(no pre-registration is required – first come-first served – 500 seats available)

Times: all webinars are scheduled to begin at-
12:00 Eastern/11:00 Central/10:00 Moutain/9:00 Pacific

• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).

• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.

• If you are unable to join the live webinar due to technical problems (click here for help) OR if the webinar room seat limit has been exceeded, please check back here (http://FarmManagement.org/AgInUncertainTimes) to access the recorded version. We will post the recording as soon as the compiled version is available.

Information on the June 24 Webinar – How Do We Get There?
* Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
* Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management,
University of Minnesota

The Ag in uncertain times webinar series runs through December with
· Operating in the face of uncertain credit, June 9, 10, 17, and 24
· Operating in the face of uncertain markets, September 9, 16, and 23
· Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, and 21
· Operating in risky environments, November 4, 11, and 18
· Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times, December 2, 9, and 16

The slide presentations and recordings of the webinars from the June 9 and June 10 programs are posted on the following web site along with the recordings of the very informative presentations by Dr. David Kohl, Jay Penick, Curt Covington, and Chris Beyerhelm.  To find the presentations and for additional information about topics and speakers for this webinar series, please visit: http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

For additional information email, westrme@wsu.edu or call John Nelson, 509-477-2176.

Note:  Consider subscribing to these webpages via the RSS feed. You will be notified of additions to the site automatically.

Where Are We? a panel of agricultural lenders

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides to be presented by a panel of agricultural lenders addressing the topic Ag In Uncertain Times: Where Are We?

Presenters include:
* Jay Penick CEO Northwest Farm Credit Association
* Curt Covington – Senior VP, Agribusiness Banking, Bank of the West
*
Chris Beyerhelm –  Assistant Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs with the Farm Service Agency

Click on the presenter names to access the PowerPoint presentations made by each panel member.

A recording of the webinar presentations will be posted once it has been compiled under a separate listing.

Check your connectivity

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

A few individuals experienced problems with today’s first webinar. Please take a few minutes to check your internet connectivity prior to joining our next webinar to avoid any disappointments.

Check your internet connection prior to the scheduled meeting times. To do so, click here to determine if your internet connectivity is suitable to use the webinar link for this series. The link tests your computer-readiness to attend only this webinar series.

This diagnostic test will ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to provide you with the best possible Connect Pro meeting experience. The diagnostic test checks for the following:

  • Supported version of Flash Player
  • Clear connection to Adobe Connect Pro
  • Bandwidth availability
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If all tests pass successfully, Congratulations! you are ready to log in to one or more of the live webinars listed on the schedule.

For additional help in testing your connection or diagnosing a problem connection, please see the page we have set up for this purpose by clicking here.

Operating in the face of uncertain credit: Where Are We? a panel of agricultural lenders

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

To Participate:
(no pre-registration is required – first come-first served – 500 seats available)

• Times: all webinars are scheduled to begin at-
12:00 Eastern/11:00 Central/10:00 Moutain/9:00 Pacific

• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).

• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.

• If you are unable to join the live webinar due to technical problems (click here for help)  OR if the webinar room seat limit has been exceeded, please check back here (http://FarmManagement.org/AgInUncertainTimes) to access the recorded version. We will post the recording as soon as the compiled version is available.

Note: Consider subscribing to these webpages via the RSS feed. You will be notified of additions to the site automatically.