September 13: Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference

The annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference provides cutting edge information to the financial community on business tools and changing market dynamics impacting dairy in Pennsylvania.

Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: Central Penn Conference Center, Summerdale, Pa.
Registration Cost:
Allies for Advancement participants – $150.00
Non-Ally registrants – $200

With the last two years being especially challenging for many Pennsylvania dairy farms, this conference will look at global dynamics influencing dairy and financial best management practices on the farm. Keynote speakers include:

Ben Shot 3small 6.19.17Ben Buckner, analyst with AgResource Company, hails from Nashville, TN. Ben graduated with a degree in economics from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. He started with career in agricultural economics at Iowa Grain Company in 2007, and has been with AgResource Company since 2008. As head grains economist, he’s presented market outlooks at Universities and farm marketing groups all over the U.S., and for grain trading companies in Europe.

Curt-Covington_130Curt Covington, senior vice president of agricultural finance with Farmer Mac, leads Farmer Mac’s business development efforts in the Farm & Ranch and USDA Guarantees business segments. In addition, he oversees the company’s credit administration and underwriting functions. Curt’s extensive experience in ag lending spans over three decades, most recently serving as the Managing Director for the Ag and Rural Banking Division at Bank of the West.

More program information along with complete registration details will be available in early July. For more information, contact Melissa Anderson at or call the Center at 717-346-0849.