2018 RAAW Conference
August 27-29, 2018 Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA

2018 RAAW Conference: Complexity of Risk

Today’s credit and risk environment has become increasingly complex – the agricultural industry faces extreme highs and lows, operations are growing to record levels and the risk of lending is advancing and changing. This creates significant risk management challenges for organizations to address. 

To respond to the impact of complexity, Farm Credit System entities have made various efforts to adapt to the changes. These efforts include improving information management and security, changing the configuration of the organization, and developing and hiring the new skills needed, all leading to new risks to oversee.

Join us at RAAW 2018 to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the Complexity of RiskNew ways to look at the complex world of risk, credit review, audit and appraisals.

Early bird registration: $1,600 (by July 20)
Full registration: $1,850 (after July 20) 

Registration as an attendee for the RAAW Conference is limited to Farm Credit System Employees. If you are a business service provider and would like to attend,  you would need to serve as a sponsor.  Please access this link to participate. Please contact Heather.Tseng@fccservices.com to inquire about sponsor, exhibitor and supporter opportunities.

Hear from the 2017 Attendees:

RAAW had a very good agenda this year. The tone of the conference was a pleasant and optimistic.

First time attendee, great conference! I learned a lot!

All of the speakers were great and enjoyed the content. One of the best RAAW's I have attended.

We will update this website as more information is available. Send an email to info@fccservices.com and ask to be added to our distribution list so you don't miss any details.

Conference Countdown


RAAW Workgroup

Jennifer Thompson, Chair

SVP Compliance
Capital Farm Credit, ACA

Rick Banes

VP Credit Wholesale Lending
AgriBank, FCB

Staci Brown

SVP-Director of Internal Audit
Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA

Aleigh Daniel

Internal Auditor
AgCredit ACA

Dennis D. Fike

VP-Chief Service Officer
Farm Credit of New Mexico, ACA

Terry Hinds

Chief Risk Officer
Compeer Financial, ACA

Ronny Johnson

Chief Collateral Risk Officer
Capital Farm Credit, ACA

Doug Keil

Chief Credit Officer
Premier Farm Credit, ACA

Steve Leonard

VP Portfolio Risk Management
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

Tom Marshall

Director of Audit and Review
MidAtlantic Farm Credit, ACA

Cary Matthews

VP/Chief Appraisal Officer
Farm Credit Midsouth, ACA

Pete Nguyen

Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Steven Porter

Appraisal Administrator
Farm Credit of the Virginias, ACA

Jeff Royal

Sr. VP, Collateral Risk Manager
Lone Star Ag Credit

Melissa Stolicker

EVP - Chief Internal Auditor
GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Joe Valladares

Chief Audit Officer
Texas Farm Credit Services

Raymond Wagester

VP, Appraisal Services

The RAAW Conference provides excellent training and networking for anyone associated with identifying, managing, or controlling risk:

Chief Executive Officers

Chief Credit Officers

Chief Financial Officers

Chief Risk Officers

Credit and Asset Reviewers


Appraisal Officers

Risk Management professionals


Stay Connected

Sign Up for Our Newsletter for the Latest Articles, Insights & Events