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First Farmers Bank & Trust Presents

The Agricultural Summit

Jan. 30, 2024
8:45 AM - 2:15 PM

The Shively Club
Ross-Ade Stadium
Purdue University
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Mitch Frazier

Mitch Frazier serves as Chief Executive Officer of AgriNovus Indiana, a nonprofit focused on growing the agtech and agbioscience economy. Prior to AgriNovus, Mitch served as Chief Executive Officer of regional John Deere retailer Reynolds Farm Equipment where he led the 250-person organization to be named among the top-performing John Deere dealers in the North America.

Prior to agriculture, Mitch served on active duty in the U.S. Army for five years where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. Mitch, a father of two, is an Indiana native and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an MBA – both from Upper Iowa University. He serves as Chairman of the Indiana State Fair Commission, is a member of U.S. Senator Mike Braun’s Ag Advisory Committee and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Purdue University’s College of Agriculture.
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Polly Dobbs

As the founding partner of Dobbs & Folz , LLC , Polly focuses her practice in estate and wealth transfer planning, and business succession planning. Polly’s Bachelor’s degree is from Ball State University. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Polly’s passion lies with helping family owned farms and closely held businesses achieve a smooth succession. Having grown up on a farm, she understands the unique issues facing farm families. She has extensive experience in farm succession planning, and is knowledgeable in the complexities and tax implications of estate planning for those with closely held businesses and high net worth estates.
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Cody Dust

Cody Dust serves as an Agent, Broker and Advisor for Strategic Farm Marketing. Currently based in Champaign, IL, Cody has dedicated the past two years to assisting farmers in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. His role not only involves navigating the intricacies of grain marketing but also educating farmers on the latest risk management tools and trends within crop insurance and farm policy programs. Prior to SFM, Cody enjoyed a dynamic 9 year career with ADM. His resume includes pioneering a farmer direct pipeline in central Illinois and Indiana, managing various specialty commodity processing plants, and leading ADM’s commercial trading activities for global edible beans. His diverse experience and strategic approach to risk management all contribute to his current role with SFM. 

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Danny Pfoff

Danny Pfoff is an active grain marketing advisor & crop insurance agent with clients across Illinois and Indiana. After 8 years working in the grain industry, he made the switch to Strategic Farm Marketing in 2019. SFM is based out of Champaign, IL. He has a passion for educating producers on all things risk management. He has a unique perspective understanding what he calls the 3 linked pillars of risk management: grain marketing, crop insurance, & current farm bill title 1 programs (ARC/PLC).
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Michael Clark

Michael is one of the co-founders and CEO of BAMWx. Michael is responsible for seeing that the vision of BAMWx is implemented successfully both now and planning for the years ahead as well. Michael lives in Indianapolis with his wife Christie, their three kids, and two dogs. In Michaels' free time, he enjoys weight lifting, cigars, hunting, basketball and some bourbon!
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