2022 Ag Summit

2022 Ag Summit

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
8:20 AM - 3:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, OH

CBAO Member: $239 | Non-Member: $359

Early Bird Discount: Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout to receive 10% off your registration! Discount expires 12/31. 

Looking to enhance your Ag program, or considering creating one? CBAO’s Ag Summit evaluates economic trends, provides guidelines & best practices, breaks down successful programs and offers valuable resources. Navigating the intricacies of global trade, commodities, tariffs, increasing land values, and much more can be a daunting task for Ag Lenders and credit policy managers. Join us as we prepare a path to be well-positioned for the new year.

Featured speakers will include:

Freddie L. Barnard
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Topic: Measuring & Analyzing Financial Performance for Agricultural Producers or What is the True Profitability for Agricultural Producers

Freddie L. Barnard, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, is a native of Kentucky and received both a B.S. and M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky. He received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois in 1982. He retired June 30, 2017 after serving on the faculty at Purdue University for more than 35 years, where he had Extension and undergraduate teaching responsibilities in agricultural finance and agribusiness management. He also served as Director of the Midwest Agricultural Banking School, held each year at Purdue University, a position he held for 38 years. Finally, he served on the Technical Committee of the Farm Financial Standards Council and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Ryan Conklin
Wright & Moore Law Co., LPA

Topic: Farming the Sun and Wind: Renewable Energy and It’s Future in Ohio Rural Communities

Renewable energy projects are peppering the Ohio rural landscape, with dozens of planned sites throughout the state. These projects present special challenges for landowners, neighbors, and community banks in a unique and complex field. This session will examine the common contractual issues facing landowners when dealing with developers, considerations for neighbors, and legal implications for community bankers working with all three parties. 

Ryan Conklin joined Wright & Moore Law Co., LPA in August 2015. Conklin grew up on his family’s small dairy farm in Plain City, about 20 minutes from the Wright & Moore office. He attended The Ohio State University, from which he graduated in 2010 with his bachelors of agriculture degree majoring in animal sciences and agribusiness and applied economics.

After finishing his undergraduate degree, Conklin pursued his master’s degree in agricultural education at the University of Florida. After obtaining his master’s degree in 2012, Ryan attended Michigan State University College of Law. While at Michigan State, Ryan built upon the knowledge of agriculture and natural resource law he acquired at the University of Florida. Conklin passed the July 2015 Ohio Bar Examination and began working with clients soon after.

With Wright & Moore, Ryan assists clients with a variety of issues related to agritourism, wind and solar leases, farmland transactions, dispute resolution, and farm transition planning for young, new, and beginning farm families. Conklin’s greatest joys in private practice involve the work he has completed for agricultural non-profits and the numerous young farmers he has helped begin or advance their operations.

Greg Lyons
Farmer Mac

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors:


If you have questions, please email Malia Widder at [email protected]

1/26/2022 8:20 AM - 3:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
1050 Interstate Drive West Findlay, OH 45840 UNITED STATES

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