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The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Futures Leadership Academy invites you for a casual conversation over coffee with some favorite, past presenters.

We hope that these new online gatherings can be a time to drop by to meet amazing leaders from agriculture, universities, military, and government along with statewide colleagues. Please consider joining us. Just pre-register… or stop by in the morning!

Pre-registration takes just a minute and you will receive an email to join us right away.


These events are free. All are welcome.

bev-durgan - CopyMonday, January 25, 2021Pre-registration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Bev Durgan, University of Minnesota-Extension Dean                                             
With Jenny Mongeau, Clay County Commissioner and AMC Extension Chair

kent-thiesse - CopyMonday, February 8, 2021  | Pre-registration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Kent Thiesse, Senior Vice President and Ag Loan Officer, MinnStar Bank
With Lisa Fobbe, Sherburne County Commissioner and AMC Futures Co-Chair

roger-reinert - Copy (3)Monday, February 22, 2021  Pre-registration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Roger Reinert, DECC Interim Executive Director; Former Duluth City Councilor; Minnesota State House and Senate member; current member U.S. Navy Reserve.
With Lisa Fobbe, Sherburne County Commissioner and AMC Futures Co-Chair

joyce-esther - CopyMonday, March 29, 2021 |  Pre-registration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Joyce Esther, Normandale Community College President    
With Carolyn McDonald, Lyon County HR Director and AMC Futures Co-Chair


mark-thomas - CopyMonday, April 26, 2021 Pre-registration
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Mark Thomas, Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Director of Center for Addiction Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota
With Carolyn McDonald, Lyon County HR Director and AMC Futures Co-Chair

bill-doherty - CopyMonday, May 10, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Bill Doherty, UMN Professor of Family Social Science and Braver Angels Co-founder
Pre-registration


susan-brower - CopyMonday, May 24, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer        
Pre-registration