Please grab your lunch and join us for a discussion and overview on current drivers and an outlook for Pacific Northwest Agriculture. We are pleased to have Economic and Industry Analysts, Jon Paul Driver and Hannah Sheffield, with Northwest Farm Credit Services. They will lead a discussion covering trends in global and domestic agricultural markets, with a specific focus on agriculture in the Northwest.
Jon and Hannah are part of the Learning Development team for Northwest Farm Credit Services. They are responsible for producing the Market Snapshots, Industry Perspectives and other tools to support and benefit NWFCS employees and customer members.
Jon Paul Driver grew up on the family farm north of Spokane in Usk. He attended WSU and received his degree in Agribusiness, Management and Economics. After graduating, Jon Paul went to work for the Washington State University Western Center for Risk Management Education where his work focused on dairy and crop insurance policy. Now he works for Northwest Farm Credit Services as an agricultural economist and industry analyst focusing on cattle, dairy, hay, potatoes, and small grains. He is a graduate of AgForestry Leadership class 37 and part time hay farmer.
Hannah Sheffield grew up in Kansas City and received degrees in Economics and Political Science from Saint Louis University. After college she worked a short stent as an Economic Assistant at the FDIC. Although she grew up in Ag country she was not exposed to agriculture until her working career. Very glad for stumbling upon the world of agriculture economics, she is now a consultant for Northwest Farm Credit Services analyzing the economic performance of the Fisheries, Forest Products, Nurseries, Tree Fruits and Wine/Vineyards industries.
Thank you to our event Sponsor:
Northwest Farm Credit Services Insurance Agency
Jordyn McCord | Insurance Agent
Shannon Bergstrom | Insurance Agent
To protect from unforeseen weather or a drop in market prices, Northwest Farm Credit Services Insurance Agency provides numerous crop and livestock insurance programs to help producers manage their risk.