Original program date 4/13/2022
Rising input costs, supply shortages, razor thin operating margins and constant market volatility make it very difficult for farmers to compete in today's economy. In these tough operating conditions necessitate producers must be able to effectively engage with their lenders as they seek to resolve issues with their agricultural loans. This webinar will provide key tips for anyone working with a distressed farmer experiencing financial challenges to better help the producer reach a successful resolution with their lenders. Key items that will be covered include:
Speakers: Michael D. Fielding, Husch Blackwell LLP, Kansas City; Gary Grosdidier, Vice President-Team Leader, FCS Financial, Springfield
Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.
Michael D. Fielding is a partner in the Food & Agribusiness unit of Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City, Missouri where he helps clients successfully resolve distressed agricultural and commercial loans. Listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America, he has been named multiple times as a "Best of the Bar" honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal. He is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Utah and numerous federal courts and is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. Michael has authored over 40 articles nationally and internationally and given more than 100 presentations and podcasts on various insolvency, litigation and other legal topics.
Gary Grosdidier has enjoyed over 30 years of experiences in working with interesting issues for the Farm Credit System, FDIC, Commercial Bank and Corporate entities. He currently serves as Vice President-Team Leader for FCS Financial. Gary holds degrees from Kansas State University and Drury University, has served on the adjunct faculty at Drury University and presents seminars on dealing with financially challenged businesses. Gary is a resourceful Financial Executive who achieves outstanding results through expertise in credit and legal skills, negotiation, profit and loss general management, marketing, business relationship development and the ability to motivate team members to excellence.
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