2019 Minneapolis REGIONAL MEETING


Thursday, August 15

Registration Now Open! 

Live Attendee List

Registration Fees 

$49 for members and non-members


Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Schedule at a Glance 

Subject to Change

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Brewery Tour (first come first served to 25 attendees)

Brewery Tour 

We are pleased to offer an exclusive brewery tour of Surly Brewing Co. to 25 meeting attendees. Attending the brewery tour is first come first served. To secure your spot, please select your interest while registering for the meeting or contact info@nawla.org. 


Session Title: Environment versus Execution

Session Description: Is the current 10 plus year economic expansion the new normal? Was the 2009 great recession the anomaly? If this is true, how would you know it? These are some key questions for any member of the lumber supply chain from timber site to job site. If the current building pace is the new normal, it makes sense to spend more management time working your execution in your space rather than forecasting. This presentation will get you to think about these possible scenarios.

Mike_Swanson Full_6391_400x600.jpgSpeaker: Michael Swanson Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Agricultural Economist and Consultant, Wells Fargo & Company

Michael Swanson is an agricultural economist and consultant for Wells Fargo, the largest commercial agricultural lender in the United States since 1997. Based in Minneapolis, his responsibilities include analyzing the impact of energy on agriculture and strategic analysis for key agricultural commodities and livestock sectors. His focus includes the systems analysis of consumer food demand and its linkage to agribusiness. Additionally, he helps develop credit and risk strategies for Wells Fargo’s customers, and performs macroeconomic and international analysis on agricultural production and agribusiness.

Michael joined Wells Fargo in 2000 as a senior economist.

Prior to working at Wells Fargo, he worked for four years at Land O' Lakes, a large national dairy cooperative based in Minnesota. Before working in the dairy processing business, Michael lived in South America for four years working for Cargill. His first position was with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad as transportation systems analyst.


Programming Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Additional Registration Information

NAWLA accepts name substitutions at no charge. Any name substitution must be submitted in writing to info@nawla.org prior to the start of the event. You will receive a confirmation email once the substitution has been processed.

Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be granted to cancellations made in writing on or before February 1, 2019. Regrettably, no refunds will be given to cancellations received on or after August 15, 2019. Written cancellations must be sent via email to info@nawla.org. Cancellation refunds will be issued in the same method of payment as it was received.

Thank you to our 2019 Minneapolis Regional Meeting Sponsors! 

National Sponsors

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Regional Sponsors


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