2023 Farmland Values Seminar

Future Opportunities In Agriculture
Featuring Dr. David Kohl

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront
1132 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City, IA

Security National Wealth Management is proud to welcome Keynote Speaker Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Plan to share an evening with us at the 2023 Farmland Values Seminar, Future Opportunities In Agriculture, and hear Dr. Kohl's keen insight into the agriculture industry gained through extensive research and involvement in ag businesses. His wisdom and engagement with the industry provide a unique perspective on future trends.

The seminar will begin with a complimentary meal at 5:30 p.m.  Area updates from Stalcup Ag Service's Dennis Reyman, AFM, ARA will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by Dr. Kohl's keynote address.

Unable to attend this date?  Dr. Kohl will also be speaking on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at an Orange City event co-sponsored by Security National Bank and Northwestern Bank along with Van Bruggen & Vande Vegt, P.C. and VanEngelenhoven Agency.  More Info For Orange City Event » 


  • You will have the option to choose August 15th in Orange City or August 16th in Sioux City.  Please note Dennis Reyman will be speaking in Sioux City only.
  • Please register no later than August 8th.  Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged to secure your spot.



Dr. David Kohl

David Kohl received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. He was on special leave with the Royal Bank of Canada working on advanced initiatives for two years, and also assisted in the launch of the successful entrepreneurship program at Cornell University.

Kohl has traveled over 10 million miles throughout his professional career! He has conducted more than 7,000 seminars and 500 webinars for agricultural groups such as bankers, Farm Credit, FSA, and regulators, as well as producer and agribusiness groups. He has published five books and over 2,500 articles and video blogs on financial and business-related topics online and in journals, extension, and other popular publications.

He has received 11 major teaching awards while teaching over 10,000 students, and 25 major Extension and Public Service awards from Virginia Tech, Cornell University, and state and national organizations. Kohl is a two-time recipient of the prestigious American Agricultural Economics Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

Kohl is one of only five professors in the 100-year history of the Association to receive the award twice. He received the Governor’s Award for his distinguished service to Virginia agriculture, the youngest recipient to receive this award. Kohl was recognized as one of 30 leaders who are the brains behind innovative business management and economic information that agriculture uses today. He also has been named one of 7 economists and bankers who challenge the status quo.

Kohl has addressed the American Bankers Agricultural Conference for more than 45 consecutive years and has appeared before numerous state bankers’ schools and conferences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the world. He is also one of the top-rated instructors at the LSU and Colorado Graduate Schools of Banking, and is Chancellor of the nationally acclaimed Farm Credit University, which has had over 7,000 enrollments of lenders and producers using a blended online and face-to-face educational approach.

As facilitator of the United States Farm Financial Standards Task Force and member of the Canadian Agricultural Financial Standards Task Force, Dr. Kohl was one of the leaders in establishing guidelines for the standardized reporting and analysis of agricultural producers' financial information on a national and international basis. The Kohl Agribusiness Centre has been established in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech in honor of his long-term commitment to practical teaching, research, and extension. In 2017, Kohl was inducted into the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hall of Fame. Dr. Kohl recently received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award given by Ag Communicators Network.

Kohl is currently President of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting business providing cutting-edge programs to leading agricultural organizations worldwide. He is also a business coach and part owner of Homestead Creamery, a value-added dairy business in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

On a more personal note, Dave enjoys playing basketball and likes most sports, farms, dogs, and covered bridges; he dislikes lazy students, administrative bureaucracies, and paperwork!


nullDennis Reyman (Sioux City only)

Dennis Reyman is a partner in Stalcup Agricultural Service in Storm Lake. He’s been involved in farm management, appraisal, and real estate sales since 1993. He’s appraised several thousand farms across the region, has managed farms in 17 counties, and has sold farms in 18 counties. He’s a native of Woodbury County, is a graduate of Morningside College, and lives and farms near Correctionville. He attained his Accredited Farm Manager and Accredited Rural Appraiser designations through the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers and served as the organization’s national president in 2020/2021.