Join us for our 2017 Annual Conference. October 17th and 18th in Washington, DC

The National Rural Lenders Association (NRLA) conference is open to all members. As in past years the conference will be held in Washington DC in the Farmer Mac Building, 1999 K Street. This year's conference gives attendees access to leading experts in the field and an opportunity to discuss the latest trends and directions government guaranteed lending is moving.

The conference features presentations on current issues dominating USDA Loan Guaranty Programs including: General Rural Development, Farm Service Agency, Community Facilities, Business & Industry and 9003 Bio/Renewable.

Our meeting's theme this year is “Exceeding the Vision” and will include presentations and keynote address by government policy makers from USDA and the private sector. This years keynote speaker is Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development. Hot topic discussion groups will be moderated by group leaders knowledgeable in the subjects for the first day of the session. The second days activities will include elections of officer and other association business.

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Conference Agenda

  1. October 16, 2017:
    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm – Reception and Networking (W Hotel, 515 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. )
  2. October 17, 2017:
    • 7:30 - 8:30 am – Breakfast and Registration
    • 8:30 - 9:00 am – Welcome and introduction of all members/attendees (3rd Annual); Bring meeting to order; Housekeeping and recognition of Sponsors
    • 9:00 - 9:15 am – By-Laws vote
    • 9:15 - 9:30 am – Board of Directors Vote
    • 9:30 - 10:30 am – Anne Hazlett – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development
    • 10:30 - 11:00 am – Mark Brodziski – Deputy Administrator Energy Programs (Presentation and Questions)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 am – Joseph Ben-Israel – Assistant Deputy Administrator – Community Facilities Programs (Presentation and Questions)
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm – Kelley Oehler – Director, Business and Industry Division (Presentation and Questions)
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm – Lunch; Platinum Sponsor Time - Kelley Oehler and Jeremy Gilpin - Greater Nevada Credit Union (Presentation and Questions)
    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm – Government Relations (Hal Fudge – Chairman of Government Relations and Stuart McCalman)
    • 2:30 - 2:45 pm – Platinum Sponsor Time (Ben Clark – FTN Financial)
    • 2:45 - 3:15 pm – Membership Information
    • 3:15 - 3:30 pm – Open Forum and recognition of Sponsors
    • 3:30 - 4:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting
    • 4:30 pm – Break
    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm – Reception and Networking (Hotel Lombardy, 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.)
  3. October 18, 2017:
    • 7:30 - 8:15 am – Breakfast and Networking
    • 8:15 - 8:30 am – Sponsor Recognition
    • 8:30 - 9:00 am – James F. (Jim) Radintz, - Deputy Administrator for Farm Loan Programs (Presentation and Questions)
    • 9:00 - 9:30 am – Esther Lin – National Outreach Specialist, FSA (SCORE) (Presentation and Questions)
    • 9:30 - 9:45 am – Break
    • 9:45 - 10:15 am – - Introduction of New Officers
    • 10:15 - 11:00 am – Financial Report
    • 11:00 - 11:30 am – Legal Report
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm – Adjourn


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For more information contact us at 318-623-2269 or email .