Conference Itinerary

March 29th, 2022

Ulysses, KS Civic Center

9-10 a.m.           Registration

10 a.m.               Welcome

10:15 a.m.          Jenny Ifft, KSU, Department of Ag Econ Associate Professor

– Current Trends in Ag Policy

11 a.m.                Angie Setzer, Partner, ConsusRoi

– Market Outlook

12 p.m.                Lunch

1 p.m.                 Heather Hill, American Ag Credit

– Financing In Agriculture

2 p.m.                Keynote, Tera Barnhart, DVM

3 p.m.               Closing

Speaker Biographies

Jennifer Ifft

Jennifer Ifft is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Policy. She has an integrated research and extension program that covers policy and regulatory issues that affect the viability of U.S. and Kansas agriculture. Her current projects are in the areas of nontraditional finance, crop insurance, farmland markets and farm labor. She has published on how farm programs and regulations are capitalized into farmland values, farmland value determinants and measurement, farm labor and management, and crop insurance and farm debt. She also regularly publishes in the farm press and works with farm sector policymakers and stakeholders. Before coming to Kansas State University, she was an assistant professor at the Cornell University Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and worked in the Farm Economy Branch of the USDA Economic Research Service. She has a PhD from the University of California – Berkeley, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She grew up on her family’s farm in central Illinois.

Angie Setzer

Angie Setzer has been in the cash grain industry for nearly 17 years. She has dedicated her career to learning the ins and outs of the cash grain business from both the commercial and the farmer side, working to marry the two by teaching the farmer to do business like an elevator would.

 

She has recently partnered with others in the industry with the same passion to create ConsusRoi. The group acts as an independent agent for the grower, helping them traverse a vast network of connections she and her teammates have created. Angie has been seen on Bloomberg Television, Market to Market, US Farm Report, AgDay and the Weather Channel. She has also been the featured guest of the Bloomberg “Oddlots” podcast as well as a regular guest on Forex Analytics Community Experience webinar, taking her ag industry knowledge mainstream.

Heather Hill

Heather Hill is a native of western Kansas having grown up on her family’s farm south of Copeland, KS.  She attended Kansas State University studying Agribusiness and Finance, later earning a master’s in Agricultural Economics. She has been with American AgCredit for 8 years and has served in many different roles related to credit, business development, and lending.  She and her husband, Daniel, farm in Haskell County and enjoy staying busy with their 6-month-old daughter, Frankie Mae.

Tera Barnhardt

Tera (Rooney) Barnhardt grew up on her family’s farm in Satanta, Kansas, and has always been a proud resident of the Sunflower State. She was deeply involved in 4-H while growing up and developed a passion for working with cattle at a young age with her grandfather. Dr. Barnhardt earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2014 and during her tenure as a Wildcat, completed a Master’s degree under Dr. Dan Thomson. Her graduate research involved implementing an industry-oriented beef quality assurance and animal welfare assessment in 56 Kansas feedyards. It is through that research project that she first worked with Dr. Dave Sjeklocha and the Cattle Empire team. After a stint in mixed animal practice, Dr. Barnhardt then served as the coordinator of Animal Health and Welfare for Cattle Empire, working closely with the 4 finishing yards and calf ranch, leaving just under 250,000 head of beef cattle in her care. When Cattle Empire restructured, Dr. Barnhardt’s career did as well, currently she is serving beef, feedlot, dairy and calf ranch clients as a consultant in the Southwest Kansas area. Her practice focuses on serving clients from a local perspective because she often sees value in being involved on the operations side as much as the animal health side. Tera is active in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, a member of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, serves on her local City Council and Prairie Pines Golf Course Board. Dr. Barnhardt and her husband, Sheldon, own a residential construction business and an upland game hunting service. They have their hearts and hands full with their two young children – Archie and Jolee.

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