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2017 CoBank Knowledge Exchange Farm Credit Dairy Lenders Forum<br /><em>(attendance by invitation only)</em>

September 05-06, 2017
Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Illinois

Featured Speakers

An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2017 Knowledge Exchange Farm Credit Dairy Lenders Forum will bring together capital markets investors, relationship managers and credit officers to exchange views about the challenges and opportunities facing the dairy industry. The program will feature presentations from leading experts on the dairy industry, including global trends and evolving markets. Participants will leave the forum with knowledge they can immediately apply in their organizations.


Marc Beck ~ Executive Vice President, Strategy and Insights, U.S. Dairy Export Council
Dan Block ~ Chief Executive Officer, DairyAmerica, Inc.
Joe Diglio ~ General Manager, Michigan Milk Producers Association
Beth Ford ~ Group Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Phil Plourd ~ President, Blimling and Associates
Michael Reecy ~ Vice President, Farm Credit Services of America
Doug Robison ~ Senior Vice President Western Idaho, Northwest Farm Credit Services
Michael Short ~ Senior Vice President of Credit Approval, Capital Markets Division
Jay Waldvogel ~ Senior Vice President, Strategy and Global Development, Dairy Farmers of America
Jim Wiesemeyer ~ Washington Trade and Policy Analyst, Farm Journal Media/Pro Farmer

Additional Information

Please note that this event is by invitation only and pre-registration is required. Space is limited but invitations are transferable upon request. Please click on the registration tab to access our online registration site. There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses.

Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please click on the hotel tab for additional information.

Dress code for the business meetings and meal functions is business casual.

For further information, contact CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division at 303-740-4156 or by email at


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