Agriculture, Food and Commodities Conference

Agriculture, Food and Commodities Conference - Thursday, October 26, 2017


8.0 Credits

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Major Topics

  • Engage agriculture: State of agriculture in Kentucky
    Kentucky agriculture is a $6.548 billion industry - but this isn’t your grandfathers farm. Kentucky’s agribusiness industry has transformed and is producing more while costing less. How did this happen? 
    Warren Beeler, Director of Agriculture Policy and Livestock Marketing, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Frankfort 
  • Consumer trends and supply chain issues in food and commodities
    Chris Kuehl, Economist and Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence, Kansas City, Kansas 
  • Sales and use tax: How to avoid trouble and navigate a sales and use tax audit  
    Steve Lenarz, CPA, JD, Louisville
  • Agricultural markets: Strategies for limiting profit volatility
    Matt Beeson, Founder, Beeson & Associates, Inc., Louisville 
  • Bourbonomics: The importance of the liquor industry in Kentucky
    Eric Gregory, CEO, Kentucky Distillers Association, Frankfort
  • Engineering your restaurants financial strength: Analytics and guidance for financial professionals 
    Vice President, Sysco Louisville, Inc., Louisville
  • Estate planning for agriculture: Guidance for family farmers and agri-business
    Vance W. Cook, JD, Princeton
  • Agricultural financing considerations: Panel discussion 
    Moderator - Jerry Shelton, Shelton CPAs LLP, Bowling Green
    Angie McCorkle Buckler, JD, Associate General Counsel, Farm Credit Mid-America, Shelbyville 
    Richard Medley, Senior Loan Officer, Kentucky Central Ag Credit, Lexington
    Greg Hoover, Manager Agribusiness, Multi-Use Account, John Deere Financial, DeMoines, Iowa


4–5 p.m. - Networking reception and bourbon tasting


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