Continued Distress in the Ag Sector: Time to Reassess Options

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hosted By: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

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Join Fredrikson & Byron and special guests in Mankato, MN, for a panel discussion of the challenges currently facing the agricultural economy and how producers, lenders and other players are weathering the storm. With a focus on the lending landscape and financing and exit options facing producers, panelists will discuss several case studies and offer practical advice for businesses in this sector and their advisors.


  • Mark Wehe, Farm Management Instructor, South Central College
    Mark Wehe is a Farm Management Instructor at South Central College, Faribault, Minnesota. The College is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities which jointly publishes farm financial data for over 3,000 farms – including 400 dairies – in the mid-west with the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. He has been in the agricultural financial services industry for the past twenty years. Prior to this he was a partner in a 700 cow dairy located in southeast Minnesota. Mark is a graduate of University of Minnesota – College of Agriculture and the Carlson School of Management in Business and Accounting.
  • Michael Dove, Attorney, Gislason & Hunter, New Ulm
    Raised on the family farm near Appleton, Minnesota, Mike understands the importance of hard work and dedication and takes this approach to his law practice. After serving as a law clerk for the retired Honorable Gregory F. Kishel, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Mike’s roots and love for rural life–and his extreme dislike for congested traffic–brought him to New Ulm, where he has been practicing law with Gislason & Hunter ever since 1993. Mike has extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of debtor-creditor rights, bankruptcy, corporate law, agricultural law and commercial litigation. Mike’s practice has evolved into handling complex and sophisticated debtor-creditor and bankruptcy matters, representing numerous lending and financial institutions. Mike has also spoken at various seminars regarding collection and foreclosure bankruptcy issues.
  • Michael Jacobs, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, Mankato


James Brand, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Presentation


AmericInn by Wyndham Mankato Conference Center
240 Stadium Rd.
Mankato, MN 56001


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