Hills Bank Business Academy

Hills Bank invites you and your clients to attend the following educational seminars. 

 

March 2017

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2017 Ag Outlook

2017 Ag Outlook

Thursday, March 9, 2017


A Perfect Storm Brewing in Agriculture - Steve Bohr, Farm Financial Strategies

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Whether your farm and family are young and thriving, or you are gladly reaching your time of retirement, the transition of your business is something to be planning for. At the 2017 Ag Outlook, Steve Bohr will share the importance of farm estate planning and will discuss estate tax issues. Bohr began his 24 year financial services career immediately upon graduation from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in 1992.  Born and raised on his family’s farm in Wellman, Iowa, his heritage was deeply engaged in agriculture. Bohr founded Farm Financial Strategies, a program to offer strategies to ‘preserve the family farm’. 

 
Agricultural Innovation - James Tobin, Monsanto Grower Advisory Council

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

How has innovation in agriculture developed over time? What’s the story of the consolidation in the chemical, seed, and biotech space? Jim Tobin will bring light to the past and present situations and will share examples of innovation yet to come from industry leaders as well as from start-up companies. Tobin retired from Monsanto in December 2014 after over 31 years with the company and continues to help his colleagues, serving as Chairman of Monsanto’s Grower Advisory Council.


Lunch

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm


Agricultural Markets - Chad Hart, Iowa State University

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Economist Chad Hart is an expert in agricultural markets. He’ll share his outlook on crop and livestock prices and what’s to come in 2017, as well as the factors that will affect them. Hart is an Extension Economist and Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University. His work has concentrated on crop marketing, crop insurance, international trade agreements, and bioenergy policy. 


Trump's Economic Policy - Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Donald Trump has been making waves in politics and the news, and the time has come for his economic policy to take effect. Dan Mitchell will explain Trump’s policy and what it means for the agricultural community. Mitchell comes to the Ag Outlook from the Cato Institute, where he specializes in fiscal policy, particularly tax reform, international tax competition, and the economic burden of government spending. He also serves on the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review. Prior to joining Cato, Mitchell was a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation, and an economist for Senator Bob Packwood and the Senate Finance Committee. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, and Offshore Investment to name a few.

 

Schedule of Events:

9:30 - 10:00 am  Registration

10:00 - 11:00 am  Steve Bohr

11:00 - 11:15 am Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm James Tobin

12:15 - 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm  Chad Hart

2:00 - 2:15 pm Break

2:15 - 3:15 pm  Dan Mitchell

3:15 - 3:30 pm  Closing Comments

 

REGISTER ONLINE

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm
03/09/2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm
 
 
 
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Business Emergency Preparedness

Business Emergency Preparedness

Would your business remain open if a disaster struck? Would your employees know what steps to take if your business fell victim to cyber fraud? Please join us for a complimentary lunch and learn focused on keeping you in business during emergency situations.

Hills Bank and Trust Company
590 W Forevergreen Rd
North Liberty, IA 52317
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Click here for the online registration

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
03/29/2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm