Session 3 Presentations

3A. Farm Service Agency Disaster Benefits
Location: McDowell
Presenter: Blaine Rutherford, USDA Farm Service Agency

This session will include discussion of available programs with USDA-Farm Service Agency.


3B. Making Conflict Work for You 
Location: Tuttle
Presener: Victoria Smith, Smith Mediation and Consulting

Conflict isn't a bad word, but how we react/ handle it can be bad. By assessing different personality types and utilizing different conflict management techniques we will be able to help prepare for when conflict eventually occurs. Giving us a hand-up in successful win-win solutions.


3C. Beef Basis and Marketing Tools
Location: Alcove
Presenter: Rachael Boyle, Phillips-Rooks Extension District, K-State Research and Extension

Marketing cattle can be tricky. We plan to give you tools and information that you can use to assist in making those marketing decisions. You will become familiar with tools such as beef basis and information on agmanager that will support your marketing decision.


3D. EPA Water Quality Programs for Ag Communities
Location: Konza Prairie 
Presenter: Heather Duncan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7

A farm girl by upbringing, Heather has worked in EPA Region 7’s pesticides and water quality programs. During this presentation, Heather will share insight into how EPA navigates water quality issues and opportunities and will provide updates on some pesticide hot topics. By the end of the time together, Heather’s goal is that you’ll know where to look, who to call, and what to ask when next time you have a question.


3E. What the New Tax Bill Has in Store for Farmers and Ranchers
Location: Kings
Presenters: Tammy Bryant and Julie Spiegel, Varney and Associates, LLC

This session will cover the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act enacted into law in December 2017 and focus on the top 10 most important tax law changes impacting farmers and ranchers in 2018 and beyond.