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Non-Member Fee: $450
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The 2018 Agriculture Meeting will be held December 13-14 in West Monroe, LA. On Thursday, December 13, we will offer a tour of the Lamb Weston Sweet Potato Processing Plant in Delhi and Dinner at Restaurant Cotton. On Friday December 14, we will hold the meeting from 8:30am-3:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe.
Thursday December 13, 2018 - Afternoon Tour & Evening Dinner
2:15pm-2:30pm Board Bus at Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe for Tour of Lamb Weston Sweet Potato Processing Plant in Delhi.
3:10pm-4:10pm Tour of Lamb Weston Sweet Potato Processing Plant, 77 Highway 609, Delhi, LA
4:10pm-5:00pm Return Bus Trip from Lamb Weston to Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
5:40pm-5:45pm Board Bus at Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe for Cocktails & Dinner at Restaurant Cotton
6:00pm-8:00pm Cocktails & Dinner at Restaurant Cotton, 101 North Grand St., Monroe, LA
Friday December 14, 2018 - Meeting at Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
8:00am-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am An Update on Agricultural Policy and The Farm Bill - Mark Scanlan, ICBA
9:45am-11:00am Farm Services Update & Annual Guaranteed Lender’s Meeting - USDA Farm Service Agency
11:15am-12:15pm Louisiana Department of Agriculture Update - Mike Strain, DVM, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry
1:00pm-2:00pm The Louisiana Agriculture Industry: Current Issues & Potential Trends - Kurt Guidry, PhD, Associate Professor, LSU AgCenter
2:00pm-3:00pm Goldman Data Management - Helping Farmers Use Precision Ag Data - Neal Condrey, Goldman Equipment LLC
Hotel Reservations at The Hilton Garden Inn in West Monroe, LA:
The LBA has contracted for a set number of sleeping rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Monroe. We encourage you to make your reservations early to receive the rate for this program - $119 + tax. The deadline for this room block is November 29, 2018. After that date, reservations will be made based on availability. To make your reservations, please call the hotel at 318-398-0653 and mention the Louisiana Bankers Association Agriculture Meeting.
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