Dr. Kohl to Headline Manchester Chamber’s Ag Luncheon

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 36th Annual Ag Luncheon on Thursday, March 16 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

This year’s program will once again feature Dr. David Kohl, who is heralded as a speaker that is full of energy, wisdom, and is requested year after year. Dr. Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech, brings his personal involvement with agriculture and interaction with key industry players to provide a unique perspective into the future trends of the agricultural industry and economy that you won’t want to miss.

The day will start out at 10:00 AM with coffee and donuts as Dr. Kohl talks about “Agriculture at the Crossroads”, bringing some insight into the ag economy, the current economic transition and what managers can do to be proactive. The morning session will end around 11:00 and lunch will start promptly at 11:30 with the keynote presentation starting at noon.

The keynote consists of the presentation of the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce’s Friend of Ag Award, the presentation by the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners Conservation Awards and Dr. Kohl’s keynote message titled “Connecting the Dots”.

Tickets are $14 and are available from the Ag Luncheon sponsors or from the Chamber of Commerce at 563-927-4141. Sponsors for this year include: Delaware County Bankers Association, KMCH, Delaware County Farm Bureau, Alliant Energy, Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, Boubin Tire, Citizens State Bank, Community Savings Bank, Delhi Insurance Agency, Dolan Insurance Agency, F&M Bank and F&M Iowa Realty, Farm Credit Services of America, Farmers Savings Bank, Fidelity Bank & Trust, GNB Bank, Gosling & Company CPA, Heritage Bank, Iowa State Extension and Outreach-Delaware County, Jim Fisher-Edward Jones Investments, Monaghan Financial Services, Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative, Milestones Group, Norbys Farm Fleet, Regional Medical Center, Simons Grain and Feed Service, Steve Moorman Insurance, and Three Rivers FS.

For more information, contact the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce at 927-4141 or macc@manchesteriowa.org.