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) 

Click here for a snapshot of the 2018 RAAW Conference. This video is a brief overview of this powerful conference.

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.

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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


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