Minneapolis Regional Meeting

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Registration Fees

Members and non-members: $79

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7 Vines Vineyard
101 hwy 96 East
Dellwood, Minnesota 55110

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Schedule at a Glance 

Subject to Change

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Education Session
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Education Session: Strategic Thinking to Current Events

At the NAWLA Minneapolis Regional Meeting, join Michael Swanson, Ph.D., senior vice president, agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo & Company for an education session. 

The system that allows us to build houses and buildings slowly changes, but the state of the system bounces around. Let’s talk through current events currently disrupting the system and think about strategic management of that world.  

Michael-Swanson.pngMichael Swanson, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Agricultural Economist and Consultant, Wells Fargo & Company

Michael Swanson is an agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo, the largest commercial agricultural lender in the United States since 1997. Based in Minneapolis, his responsibilities include analyzing the impact of energy on agriculture and strategic analysis for key agricultural commodities and livestock sectors. His focus includes the systems analysis of consumer food demand and its linkage to agribusiness. Additionally, he helps develop credit and risk strategies for Wells Fargo’s customers and performs macroeconomic and international analysis on agricultural production and agribusiness.

Swanson joined Wells Fargo in 2000 as a senior economist. He received his undergraduate degrees in business administration and economics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

Prior to working at Wells Fargo, he worked for four years at Land O' Lakes, a large national dairy cooperative based in Minnesota. Before working in the dairy processing business, Swanson lived in South America for four years working for Cargill. His first position was with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad as transportation systems analyst.

Additional Registration Information

NAWLA accepts name substitutions at no charge. Any name substitution must be submitted in writing to info@nawla.org prior to the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation email once the substitution has been processed.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be granted to cancellations made in writing on or before July 7, 2022. Regrettably, no refunds will be given to cancellations received on or after July 8, 2022. Written cancellations must be sent via email to info@nawla.org. Cancellation refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as it was received.

Important notice re: COVID-19:
By registering for the event, you are acknowledging that you will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control’s Travelers' Health guidelines, as well as laws, ordinances and mandates in the locale of the conference.