Submitted by Nora Nolden, PR & Communications Consultant

LAKEVILLE, MN – Compeer Financial invites farmers looking to develop new business ideas and additional revenue streams to attend the Resilient Farms Conference in Lakeville on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The one-day conference includes legal and business insights, one-on-one expert consultations and take-home resources.

“We see farmers today looking to diversify their operations and create new revenue streams in the face of a challenging ag economy,” said Rebecca Binsfeld, client education consultant with Compeer Financial. “Our goal with Resilient Farms is to provide ideas and resources so farmers can face those challenges confidently.”

Breakout topics at the conference include: Value-added processing. Specialty crops. Repurposing farm assets for multiple uses. Entering the farm-to-consumer market. Adding agri-tourism components to the farm. Legal insights on business structures, food safety, sales contracts, insurance and liability.

In addition to the breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one consultations with industry experts to talk about business planning, financial analysis, market planning and more. They also will receive a copy of the book, Fearless Farm Finances, which was written by Compeer Financial’s Paul Dietmann in partnership with Craig Chase and Jody Padgham. Other planning tools and financial worksheets will be provided as well.

Binsfeld said that past participants in the Resilient Farms Conference walked away with a new perspective on the future of their farm operations. “We heard feedback from farmers saying this conference opened their eyes to new directions they could take their farms and gave them a base of knowledge upon which to build more profitable operations.”

The Resilient Farms Conference will be held Wednesday, January 30, at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Lakeville, Minn. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Morning refreshments, lunch and a cocktail reception will be provided. There is no cost to attend. Participants must register at or call (844) 426-6733.