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Cooperative Strategy, Structure and Finance

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

8 - 8:15 AM Welcome
Brent Hueth, Associate Professor and Director, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
8:15 - 8:45 AM Strategies for Growth in a Competitive and Complex Environment
Dan Wolf, President, Chairman of the Board, Upstate Niagra Cooperative
8:45 - 10:30 AM Managing Strategy Formulation and Implementation Risk
Introduction: Michael Boland, Professor, Kansas State University     Case Study:
Larry Swalheim , CEO, Landmark Services Cooperative
John Blaska , Board President, Landmark Services Cooperative
Timothy Lindgren, President and CEO, Sunkist  
Nicholas Bozick, Chairman of the Board, Sunkist
11 AM - 12 PM Managing Human Resource Risk: Attracting and Retaining Leadership for the Future
Bob Broeckelman, Vice President, Recruiting & Selection, FCCServices, Inc.  
LUNCH
1 - 2 PM Outlook for agriculture and the economy: 2009
Amy Gales, Regional President, Central Region Commercial Agribusiness Division, Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank  
2 - 3 PM Managing supply chain risk
Moderator: Greg McKee, Director, Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, North Dakota State University
Cheryl Schmura, Vice President, Crop Nutrients, CHS, Inc.
Bruce Vernon, Sales and Marketing Manager, Mid Kansas Cooperative Association
3:30 - 5 PM Research Response to Trends in Cooperative Structure, Strategy and Finance
Introduction: Brent Hueth, Associate Professor and Director, University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Pro-Fac Cooperative
Brian Henehan, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University  
Kevin Murphy, Vice-President of Member Relations, Pro-Fac Cooperative
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
Murray Fulton, Professor, University of Saskatchewan  
Marvin Wiens, former Chairman of the Board, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
North American Bison Cooperative
Greg McKee, Director, Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives, North American Bison Cooperative     Case Study:
Dieter Pape, CEO and General Manager, North Dakota Natural Beef, LLC  
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Banquet and Presentation
Moderator: Curt Eischens, Director, CHS Inc
Jon Wefald, President, Kansas State University
Sponsored by the Ralph K. Morris Foundation

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

8 - 10:30 AM Perspectives on Cooperative Finance
Cooperative Finance: Principles versus Practice
David Barton, Professor, Kansas State University     Case Study 1:   Case Study 2:
Chris Peterson, Professor, Michigan State University  
Equity and Capital Management Strategies
Tom Houser, Vice President,Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank  
Doug Derscheid, President and CEO, Central Valley Ag Cooperative     Case Study:
Legal Challenges and Solutions
Mark Hanson, Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP  
David Swanson, Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP  
Michael Weaver, Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum PLLP  
11 - 11:45 AM Structure, Strategy and Finance: Observations, Challenges, and Opportunities
Michael Cook, Professor, University of Missouri
ADJOURN


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