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Risk Management Education
National Conference

April 12-13, 2011
Pre-Conference Seminar April 11, 2011

The 5th Extension Risk Management Education National Conference took place at the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark.

This biennial conference featured 3 keynote presentations, over 40 hours of individual concurrent session presentations, a networking reception which includes a poster session, and a pre-conference seminar.

The Extension Risk Management Education National Conference brings together private and public sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals. Our biennial conference allows this diverse group to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts which target agricultural producers and their families.

Conference participants learn about what is working to help producers effectively manage the following types of risks associated with their agribusinesses:

  • Production
  • Price or Market
  • Financial
  • Legal/Institutional
  • Human Risk

Our conference continues to grow! Over 180 participants from a variety of corporations, agencies and educational institutions attended the Extension RME National Conference in 2009.

The 2011 Pre-Conference Seminar was held on Monday afternoon, April 11th. The topic was: “Farm Business Succession Planning”.

2011 Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Kohl

David 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, Blacksburg, Virginia. He was on special leave with the Royal Bank of Canada working on advanced initiatives for two years, and also assisted in the launch of the successful entrepreneurship program at Cornell University. Kohl retired from teaching in 2003 and is Professor Emeritus in the AAEC Department at Virginia Tech.
Full bio at Virginia Tech

Professor Marianne Jennings

Professor Marianne Jennings is a member of the Department of Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business. At ASU she teaches graduate courses in the MBA program in business ethics and the legal environment of business. She served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995-1999.
Full bio at


Troy and Stacy Hadrick

Troy and Stacy Hadrick are fifth generation United States ranchers from north central South Dakota. Advocates for Agriculture was born from their passion for telling the positive story of agriculture. Troy and Stacy travel the country telling their story and teaching producers how to tell their own.

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