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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ag & Natural Resources Conference

Start Date: 4/17/2024 1:00 PM MDT
End Date: 4/18/2024 5:00 PM MDT

Venue Name: Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center


Organization Name: Independent Bankers of Colorado

Contact:
Maelynn Lewis
Email: mlewis@icbcolo.org
Phone: (303) 832-2000

 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
12:30 – 12:55 pm Registration
12:55 – 1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00 – 2:30 pm Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus in the AAEC Department at Virginia Tech
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 – 4:00 pm Cattle and Protein Market Update
Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax
 
Thursday, April 18, 2024  
7:30 – 7:55 am Registration
7:55 – 8:00 am Welcome Back and What About Yesterday
8:00 – 8:45 am Farm Bill and ICBA Federal Legislative Update - Virtual
Mark Scanlan, Director Office of Agriculture & Rural Policy, ICBA
8:45 – 8:50 am Break
8:50 – 9:50 am Grains Market Update
Dr. Stephen Koontz, Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Ag & Resource Economics, Colorado State University
9:50 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 11:00 am Precision Ag – Micro Autonomous Tractors and Drones
Jaron Hinkley, Barn Owl Precision Agriculture
11:00 – 11:05 am Break
11:05 am – 12:00 pm Utilizing Secondary Market Tools for Colorado Ag Bankers
Larry Jones, Senior Relationship Manager, Farmer Mac
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Weather Update and Forecast
Dr. Russ Schumacker, Professor and Colorado State Climatologist
2:00 – 2:10 pm Break
2:10 – 3:10 pm Colorado River Projects – South Platte, Colorado, and Rio Grande
Kyle Whitaker, Delegate, Northern Water (invited)
3:10 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Session TBD
4:15 pm Wrap Up / Prize Drawings / Adjourn
 
Schedule subject to change
 
AUDIENCE
 
New and seasoned ag lenders, directors, bank customers and anyone interested in learning about agriculture and natural resources.
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
 
The conference will be held at Embassy Suites Denver Tech Center, 10250 East Costilla Avenue, Centennial, 80012, located near I-25 and C-470. For information about the hotel click here.
 
Make your own hotel reservations by calling the hotel directly at 303.792.0433 or by clicking here. When calling be sure to clearly identify yourself as a member of the ICBC Group to qualify for the special group rate. The room block cut-off date for the conference is Monday, April 1, 2024. Any rooms reserved after this date may not receive the special rate for the conference. Make your reservation early. The following rate applies to the conference: King Suite $175 or Double Suite $189 (limited availability) plus all applicable state and local occupancy taxes. Quoted rates will be offered, based on availability, three days pre/post conference. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of check-in date. Any reservation not canceled 48 hours prior to arrival date is subject to forfeiture of deposit or charged one night’s room and tax. Hotel check-in time is 3:00pm and checkout time is 12:00pm.
 
DRESS
Dress for the conference is casual (jeans are appropriate).
 
SPECIAL REQUESTS
If you or someone in your party requires special assistance, dietary accommodation, or other needs, contact Maelynn Lewis at 720.607.7937 to make arrangements.  Please provide notice at least one week prior to conference start date.
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Wednesday, April 5, 2024
 
NEAR BY
Family Sports Center
Park Meadows Shopping Mall
Top Golf
 
ICBC Ag and Natural Resources Committee
T.J. Brown, Del Norte Bank, Del Norte
Jay Goddard, Points West Community Bank, Julesburg
Eric Hoffner, Farmers Bank, Ault
Brett Legg, The Eastern Colorado Bank, Cheyenne Wells
Myron Sams, First National Bank of Hugo/Limon, Limon

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/5/2024 3:00 PM

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