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Tentative agenda.

8:15 a.m. AgriGrowth Business Meeting

9:00 a.m. Economic Outlook-Dr. Jason Henderson, Purdue University

10:00 a.m. Rebuilding Momentum Toward Trade Liberalization-Dan Pearson International Trade Services

11:00 a.m. Special Address, Governor-Elect, State of Minnesota is Invited

11:30 a.m. Break & Exhibit Fair

Noon Luncheon Program

1:30 p.m. Break

2:00 p.m. Afternoon Speaker Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari

President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, Neel Kashkari will offer insights on the policies the Federal Reserve and how they impact agriculture and food production.

3:00 p.m. Federal and State Election Review and Analysis

Alan Bjerga, former Bloomberg Radio Host and Farm Policy Writer, current Senior Vice President of Communications for the National Milk Producers Federation

Panel Discussion: 


Kurt Zellers, MZA+Co

Mike Erlandson, Aurora Strategic Advisors

Sarah Walker, MZA+Co

Gina Countryman, Minnesota Action Network

Last year AgriGrowth held a gubernatorial forum with full candidate participation. Since then much has changed on both the state and federal races. A political panel with experts on both sides of the aisle will dissect what the 2018 election means for ag, just a week after the results are in!

4:30 p.m. Closing Reception