13th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable

13th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Washington, DC

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2012 Rural Lender’s Roundtable



If rural lending is important to you, this is your one must attend even this year.This program has been designed for two important outcomes. First, you will have access to the politicians and their staff that craft the legislation for America’s rural lending programs. Then, you will meet the USDA executive staff that implements the program for Rural America. Historically, we have held this event in October, right at the beginning of the federal government’s fiscal year. This allowed us to understand funding levels for USDA’s rural lending programs for the following year. However, this year, we are moving the event to December for a variety of reasons. First, and most importantly is Congress will be in recess in October as they campaign for their seats.

Second, we will have a better idea how Congress will tackle the 2012 Farm Bill in its lame duck session.

The Farm Bill is the comprehensive omnibus bill that is passed every five years by Congress. Future funding levels for USDA’s rural lending programs will be included in this bill.

Finally, of course, the event will be held after the Presidential election. We will be able to determine how that outcome will affect your rural lending programs.

Wednesday Morning on Capitol Hill

We will start the day with on Capitol Hill with a keynote address.

Many Senators and Members of the House have spoken at this event. Attendees still talk about Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss’ great line several years ago about his district where he first served as a Congressman on how important rural programs are to his constituents saying, “If you wear it, eat it or smoke it, we grow it!”

After that you will be briefed by Congressional staffers on the update of the 2012 Farm Bill and its impact on rural lending programs. Finally, we will leave part of the schedule open for you to meet with members of Congress and their staff so you may discuss how important rural lending programs are to your institution. Please be patient with the exact schedule for the morning. As soon as we have it finalized we will let you know.

Wednesday Lunch
11:45am — 1:00pm 

After our meetings on the Hill we will proceed to the Cosmos Club.

Our Keynote speakers are Judy Canales, Acting Deputy Under Secretary, USDA Rural Development and Lillian Salerno, Acting Administration Rural Business and Cooperative Services.

USDA B&I Loan Program Update
1:30pm — 2:45pm

You will be briefed by the USDA B&I Washington DC central office.

Topics will include funding, overview for 2013, new initiatives, as well as the latest hot topics affecting the USDA B&I lending programs; one of which is the introduction of the New Lender Education Awareness Program (LEAP) Website.

Rural Capital Markets
3:00pm — 4:00pm

Your moderator, Bob Coleman will lead an open discussion soliciting input on how you would like to see Rural Capital Markets structured.

Topics will include
· B&I Overview
· CF Overview
· Program Budget Levels
· Subsidy Rate
· 2012 Farm Bill Implications
· Green Energy Initiatives
· Secondary Market

Wednesday Reception at Bingham Penthouse Conference Room

You are invited to our 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. reception hosted by Marty Teckler of Bingham McCutchen.

If rural lending is important to your institution, this is the one event you don’t want to miss each year.

Wednesday Reception at Bingham Penthouse Conference Room

You are invited to our 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. reception hosted by Marty Teckler of Bingham McCutchen.

If rural lending is important to your institution, this is the one event you don’t want to miss each year.

Keynote Speaker:
Judy Canales
Deputy Under Secretary B&I Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development

Judith A. Canales has over twenty years of experience working at the national and local levels in federal and local government administration and nonprofit management. Her expertise is rural and urban development, housing, community development and economic development. She is also experienced in U.S. – Mexico border public policy issues and development. In May 2009, Ms. Canales was appointed by President Barack Obama to the position of Administrator for Rural Business and Cooperative Programs in the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. She is responsible for overseeing the national rural business and cooperative programs portfolio for USDA with a budget of over $1 billion.

Lillian Salerno
Acting Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service

On September 14, 2012, Lillian Salerno became the Acting Administrator for the Rural Business Cooperative Service (RBCS) agency of the USDA’s Rural Development mission area. Before coming to RBCS, Ms. Salerno served as a Special Assistant in Rural Housing Services. Lillian Salerno brings over twenty years of experience in creating initiatives for strengthening work forces and promoting jobs both domestically and internationally.
The focus of Ms. Salerno’s career has been promoting and empowering populations through government initiatives and entrepreneurship. She has extensive experience collaborating with local communities, senior level officials of public and private sector organizations, senior representatives of civil society, and grassroots organizations.

Featured Panelist:
Pandor Hadjy
Deputy Administrator, USDA Rural Development

Pandor Hadjy administers business development guaranteed loans, direct loans and grant programs at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development in the Business and Industry Division, with an overall budget of $3 billion in funding for Fiscal Year 2010. He has served in other positions within this department starting in 1991 as Chief of the Loan Processing Branch. Mr. Hadjy also had positions at the USDA, National Food and Agriculture Council working as the Director, Service Center Operations, implementing USDA Service Centers. Mr. Hadjy began his career in the Farmers Home Administration in North Carolina as an Assistant County Supervisor, later becoming a County Supervisor. In 1985, he transferred to the National Office in Washington, DC as a Farmer Programs Specialist.

Moderator: Bob Coleman
Coleman Report

Bob Coleman is the Author of “Money Money Everywhere And Not a Drop For Main Street“. Coleman is the Editor of the Coleman Report, a trade newsletter for small business bankers. He is the nationally recognized expert on small business banking. He has appeared on Fox Business News and CNN and has been quoted by most major financial media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg. He has spoken at numerous small business banking events across the United States, including international engagements. Coleman has a B.A. in Medieval History from the University of California Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California.

Rural Lenders’ Roundtable
December 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Come prepared to participate in this 2012 outlook for USDA lending professionals. This will be an interactive, off-the-record, roll up your sleeves workshop about what you should be doing with your USDA lending programs in 2013.

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2012 Rural Lender’s Roundtable



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