2013 IIC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Iowa State Center – Scheman Continuing Education Building, Ames, Iowa

Meeting Program

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8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Registration – Coffee, Juice and Pastries
8:30 –   9:00 a.m. Regional Caucus – Bert Johnson
9:00 –   9:45 a.m. Member Meetings for establishing legislative priorities
Grain and Farm Supply – Rollie Svoboda
Ag Production and Processing – Matt Caswell
Energy – Steve Schaller
Farm and Coop Credit – Jamie Nygren
Rural Electric – Tim Coonan
Telecommunications – Gary Clark
Credit Unions – Jon Murphy
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Issues in Common – Kayla Lyon and Drue Sander
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Retired Manager’s Reunion
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:15 – 12:00 noon KEYNOTE SPEAKER – “Challenges and Changes in a

California Cooperative” by Rich Hudgins

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12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 –   1:45 p.m. Annual Business Meeting, Hall of Fame Ceremony and

Iowa State University Ceremony

1:45 –   2:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:00 –   2:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Cover Crops – What are they and can I use them?

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Health Insurance Changes – What does this mean for me?

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What do successful internship programs look like?

FCSAmerica Presentation

Max Yield Presentation

FC Presentation

3:00 –   3:45 p.m. Breakout Session
Economic Outlook

Hart Crop Outlook Presentation

Schulz Livestock Outlook Presentation

3:45 p.m. Adjourn

2013 Annual Meeting Speaking Program

11:15 – 12:00 noon KEYNOTE SPEAKER: “Challenges and Changes in a California Cooperative” by Rich Hudgins

Rich Hudgins serves as CEO of the California Canning Peach Association.  Established in 1922, the California Canning Peach Association is the nation’s oldest farm bargaining association.  As a nonprofit farm cooperative, the CCPA is owned and directed by its member-growers and dedicated to serving their needs with a variety of services.   Most importantly, the CCPA provides the leadership that safeguards the profit ability and success of California’s processing peach industry.

2:00 –   2:50 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Cover CropsIowa has adopted a Voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy to improve the quality  of water in our streams and lakes. A key component of reducing our nitrogen and phosphorus run off is the integration of cover crops in our corn and soybean rotations. Dave Nelson, a farmer and owner of Brokaw Supply in Fort Dodge, has been utilizing cover crops for a number of years and has been researching different varieties of cover crops along with different methods of seeding them and measuring their effectiveness. Dave is going to share what he has learned and what you should know about their best management practices as you begin to integrate them on your farm.

Health Insurance – Beginning January 2014 the Patient Protection and Care Act (Obamacare) is going to take effect. CoOportunity Health is a non-profit health insurance provider that is on the cutting edge of the changes that will be taking effect. Amy Hudson, Director of Business Development/Channel Management at CoOportunity Health, is going to focus most of her comments on those of you who are buying insurance on your own and not getting it through a group employee policy. How and where you purchase your health care is going to look very different and you need to get familiar with the changes.

Internships – Many of you administer summer internships already. What really makes a good summer internship and makes those interns want to come back and work for your company when they graduate? We have invited three of our members who put a lot of effort into their internship programs and have had success in recruiting some of these interns as full-time employees to share some of their experiences and give you a chance to ask them questions.


3:00 –   3:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION

Economic Outlook — This is always a very timely way to end our annual meeting.  Dr. Chad Hart and Dr. Lee Shultz of Iowa State University will provide their insights to what looks to be a very exciting year in the agriculture commodity world.  Chad and Lee will discuss what the next 12 months might hold as we navigate our way through these uncharted waters.

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