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Keynote Speakers

On each day of the conference, take a 15-minute break after a morning full of expert analyses and insights

then enjoy your lunch while listening to these premier speakers. 

Follow the Money- The Economic Forecast for California Ag is...

12:15-1:05pm • Wednesday, November 17

Presentado con interpretación simultánea en español

Curt Covington is the Senior Director of Institutional Lending at AgAmerica Lending and is the owner and operator of The Agricultural Lending Institute headquartered in Fresno, California. He began his career in ag finance in 1979, and was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Farmer Mac, and Senior Vice President at Bank of the West. Curt taught ag finance and accounting as a professor at California State University, Fresno’s School of Agricultural Economics for 26 years. Throughout his professional career, he has held a variety of positions in agricultural organizations including as the former chairman of both the American Bankers Association, Ag and Rural Banking Committee, as well as the Risk Management Associates Ag Credit Roundtable. He earned a B.S. in finance at the University of Southern California and M.B.A. in agribusiness at Santa Clara University. His agricultural roots run deep as he grew up farming in California and was a member of Future Farmers of America.

Can Good Ag Labor Policy be Good Politics?

and Other Riddles from the 20 Year Quest for Reform

12:15-1:05pm • Thursday, November 18

Presentado con interpretación simultánea en español

Craig Regelbrugge is Senior Vice President of AmericanHort, Co-chair of the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, and serves on the executive committee of the National Council of Agricultural Employers.  In 2016, Regelbrugge represented the agriculture industry on a bi-national U.S.-Mexico working group convened by the Center for Global Development that examined novel approaches to facilitating labor mobility.

Craig received his undergraduate degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech, and he worked in the nursery industry and served as a county horticultural extension agent in Virginia before joining the trade association community in 1989. He is a frequent presenter, author, and spokesperson on topics relating to the workforce and immigration, production, trade, and environmental issues.

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