1:00 - 2:30 - Sponsor By Ag-Direct
Knowledge Exchange Division
Tanner Ehmke is manager of CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange that provides market and industry research on sectors affecting the rural economy, including grains, oilseeds, biofuels and farm supply; animal protein; dairy; specialty crops; and power, energy and water. Prior to joining CoBank in 2015, Tanner marketed seed for his family’s seed company in western Kansas where his family has farmed since 1885. He previously was a commodities analyst at an agricultural market research and advisory firm in Chicago, a commodity markets reporter for Dow Jones at the Chicago Board of Trade, and an agricultural journalist covering crop production and farm business management. He continues to maintain an active role in farming today. Tanner holds a bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics and a master’s in Agricultural Business, both from Kansas State University.
CoBank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. We’re also a proud member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation’s rural economy. On Jan. 1, 2012, CoBank merged with U.S. AgBank. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.
3:00 - 4:30 - Dealer Panel and Open Discussion - Recon and Used Equipment Process
Bryant Roberson - East Coast Equipment
Kyle Schneider - Stotz Equipment
Matt Raasch - Agrivision Equipment Group
Dallas Smith - Western Tractor
Matt Housel - Wade Inc.
5:00 - 6:30 - DOT Industries - Robotics and the Future of Ag Equipment