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Welcome to the International Crop Expo
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND
  February 21-22, 2018
February 21st 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and February 22nd 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker ~ Dr. Matt Roberts
 Ag Economist and nationally-renowned expert and speaker on the grain
and energy markets

Wednesday, February 21st,
1:30 – 2:30 PM

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Market Situation and Outlook

Dr. Roberts will deliver an economic summary and outlook for the markets that matter. He will share information on interest rates, exchange rates, income growth, and how policy decisions will or won’t affect it. Dr.Roberts will also discuss winners and losers from trade, the policies that we do and don’t need, and how trade has fundamentally transformed the lives of every American.

Thursday, February 22nd
Russ Tweiten VP, Agribusiness Consulting, Succession & Retirement Planning, AgCountry Farm Credit Services

1:30 – 2:45 PM

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“Succession Planning – Getting it Right”

Russ will share an important overview of the succession planning process that includes: When & how to start; Establishing your goals; Identifying and grooming your successor(s); Getting through the tough conversations; Working with professionals and more. Panelists will share their experiences in developing the succession plans for their farm businesses.


Chuck Nelson, Nelson Farms, Thompson, ND

Deb Gebeke PhD, Gebeke Bros. Farm, Hope ND

Clark Lemley, Farmer, Hope ND

Josh Ihry, Farmer, Hope, ND