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Simmons Agri Summit

Join us on February 1 for a free conference featuring some of the industry’s leading experts as they discuss the current agricultural economic landscape, the future of commodity pricing and the scientific developments impacting the industry locally and globally.

Space is limited, so register today. Register by Thursday, January 25, to be entered to win a $1,000 gift card for Arkansas Ag Company in Dumas, AR and other great prizes.*

Lunch will be provided by our gracious sponsor, Scott Petroleum.

For questions, call 870-265-5366 or email events@simmonsbank.com.

Simmons Agri Summit

Date: February 1, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: White Hall Community Center

9801 Dollarway Road, White Hall, AR

 

Speakers:

Dr. David Kohl, PRESIDENT, AGRIVISIONS, LLC

Dr. David Kohl is president of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting business providing cutting-edge programs to leading agricultural organizations worldwide. He is also a business coach and part owner of Homestead Creamery in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kohl received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. For 25 years, Kohl was Professor of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Kohl has conducted more than 6,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups such as bankers, Farm Credit, FSA and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published four books and more than 1,500 articles on financial and business-related topics in journals, extension and other popular publications. Kohl regularly writes for Corn and Soybean Digest, and other ag lending publications.

Jay Mahaffey, LEARNING CENTER MANAGER, MONSANTO COMPANY

Prior to serving as the manager of Monsanto’s Scott Learning Center, Jay Mahaffey was employed by Delta & Pine Land Company as the staff entomologist, where he participated in the development of new seed treatments, novel biotechnology and cotton varieties for markets around the world. He holds degrees from University of Louisiana- Monroe (Agricultural Aviation) and North Carolina State University (Entomology and Statistics).

David R. Bridgforth, ATTORNEY, RAMSAY, BRIDGFORTH, ROBINSON AND RALEY, LLP

David R. Bridgforth is a partner in Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Mr. Bridgforth represents farmers on a national basis in the areas of farm organization and administrative appeals before the Farm Service Agency and the National Appeals Division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

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