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Ag economist Kohl to explore new economic realities in seminar

Agricultural economist David Kohl will be the featured speaker at a seminar Tuesday, March 24, at the Old #1 Bar and Grill in Morris.

Kohl's presentation is titled "New Economic Realities in American Agriculture."

The seminar is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there is a cost for the event that can be paid at the door. The fee includes materials and lunch. Registration deadline is March 18.

The event is sponsored by the Ridgewater College Farm Business Management Education Programs in Morris, Barrett and Ortonville and by AgCountry Farm Credit Services of Morris.

Kohl is a leader in establishing guidelines for the standardized reporting and analysis of ag producers' financial information on a national and international basis.

He has traveled more than 6 million miles and has conducted more than 5,000 workshops and seminars for many ag groups, including banks, Farm Credit, FSA, regulators and producers. Kohl has written four books and more than 500 articles on financial and business topics.

Kohl earned masters and Ph.D. degrees in ag economics from Cornell University, and was a professor at Virginia Tech University in ag finance and small business economics from 1978 to 2003. In 1999, he began a three-year leave to work with the Royal Bank of Canada to position it in the ag marketplace. He then resumed his academic career at Virginia Tech and currently is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics.

For more information, contact Dawn Gades at (320) 589-3881 or (800) 450-3881. She can be reached by email at: