Regional Economic Conditions Conference
January 09 • 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
2020 Regional Economic Conditions Conference
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invites you to join them on January, 9 2020 for the annual Regional Economic Conditions Conference. The half day conference will focus on state economic outlooks and key industry spotlights for the Ninth Federal Reserve District which includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, will kick off the conference with a keynote address and a moderated Q&A with Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Fed president. The conference will also feature presentations and panel discussions with prominent economists from each district state whose work shapes local knowledge about regional economies and informs state-level public policy.
|8:00 a.m.||Registration and continental breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome by Neel Kashkari|
|8:35 a.m.||Keynote by Beth Ford|
|9:30 a.m.||District state outlook and manufacturing spotlight|
|10:30 a.m.||District state outlook and agriculture spotlight|
|11:20 a.m.||District state outlook and mining-energy spotlight|
|12:15 p.m.||Conference concludes|
Beth Ford serves as President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a Fortune 200 food production and agribusiness company that is also a nearly 100-year-old farmer-owned cooperative. Beth's 33-year career spans six industries at seven companies. Since joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, she has held a variety of roles leading the farmer-to-fork business offerings. Today, she is a passionate advocate on behalf of farmers and rural America with the goal of connecting people, particularly in urban areas, to the farmers and rural communities who grow their food.
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Beth holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University Business School. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the Fortune 150 company, PACCAR, Inc., and numerous other industry, non-profit and university boards.
Beth has recently been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Most Powerful Women, was named to Fast Company’s Most Productive People and Best Leaders lists, and was named one of Time magazine’s “Firsts,” among other honors.
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Department of Economics, University of Minnesota
Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Economic Club of Minnesota, University of Minnesota
Economic Development Association of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota
Minnesota Bankers Association
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
St. Paul Chamber of Commerce