Upcoming Events

  • Corn and Soy Expo, Wisconsin Dells, WI- February 1-2, 2018
  • WPS Farm Show, Oshkosh, WI- March 27-29, 2018


Meetings will start at 11:00 A.M. and will cover plans & changes for 2017 followed by lunch (included) and a guest speaker(s) in the afternoon.

Registration is FREE – please contact Michelle at 1-866-528-8336 or mailto:micheller@premierinsurancesolutions.com to reserve a spot at least 7 days prior to the meeting date.

January : Auburndale – Pioneer Bank

5758 Main St. Auburndale, WI

Speaker-DuWayne Mews, Financial Strategies

January : Loyal – American Legion

302 N. Union St. Loyal, WI

Speakers-Melissa McHearney, Stewart-Peterson

January : Hartford – MJ Stevens

5260 Aurora Rd. Hartford, WI

Speakers-Steve Bench, Generational Consulting & Richard Bollenbeck, Estate Planning Attorney

January: Plymouth – Back 40 Grill

W3820 Coounty Rd C Plymouth, WI

Speakers-Mike North, Commodity Risk Management & Richard Bollenback, Estate Planning Attorney

January : Burlington – Veteran’s Terrace

589 Milwaukee Ave Burlington, WI

Speaker-Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations

January : Waunakee – Rex’s Innkeeper

301 N Century Ave Waunakee, WI

Speakers-Mike North, Commodity Risk Management & Steve Bench, Generational Consulting

January: Menomonie – Dean and Sue’s

2002 Midway Rd. Menomonie, WI

Speaker-Mike North, Commodity Risk Management

January : Monroe – Ludlow Mansion

1421 Mansion Dr. Monroe, WI

Speaker-Jacob Burks, First Capital Ag

January : Arena – Grandma Mary’s

216 US-14 Arena, WI

Speaker-Jacob Burks, First Capital Ag

January : Randolph – Feil’s

W8743 WI-73 Randolph, WI

Speakers-Mike North, Commodity Risk Management & Steve Bench, Generational Consulting

February: Tomah – Ground Round

201 Helen Walton Dr. Tomah, WI

Speaker-Terry Quam, Why Farmers need to talk to elected officials

February : Watertown – Bank of Lake Mills

400 Bernard St. Watertown, WI

Speaker-Beth Taylor, Estate Planning Attorney

February: Fennimore – Cottonwood

4716 Green River Rd Fennimore, WI

Speaker-Jacob Burks, First Capital Ag

February : Barbaoo – Pump House

S5718 Wisconsin 123 Trunk Baraboo, WI

Speakers-Mike North, Commodity Risk Management & Steve Bench, Generational Consulting



duane-mews-2%202DuWayne Mews

Financial Strategies

DuWayne has been in the Financial Service Industry since 1973, and has served as President of Central Wisconsin National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).  Most recently, he was appointed and worked with the Wisconsin Department of Insurance (OCI) to create suitability standards to better inform purchasers of annuity contracts offered in the State of Wisconsin.

DuWayne has earned his FICF designation to better assist his clients with Estate, Business and Retirement Issues.

“DuWayne D. Mews.” DuWayne D. Mews : Financial Strategies of Wisconsin LLC. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2016.


Melissa McHearney


Managing Price Risk- Help protect your dairy business from the cyclical nature of milk prices. Take charge of your operations feed costs. Manage price risk for corn, soybeans and wheat. Learn how to apply strategies to ensure you’re prepared with whatever the market may do.

After more than five years applying analytical and financial management skills to corporate finance roles, Melissa McHearney returned to her agricultural roots in 2013 by joining Stewart-Peterson as a Market360 market analyst. Since then, she has expanded her skill set and interests to progress into her current role as Regional Sales Director for Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Whether via individual meetings or large group settings, Melissa enjoys helping producers find marketing solutions to meet their goals and objectives.

Citizens State Bank of Loyal. Letter. 3 Jan. 2017. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Print.



steve-benchSteve Bench

Generational Consulting, LLC

Steve is founder of Generational Consulting, LLC which customizes presentations and training sessions that deliver engagement strategies for attracting and retaining Millennials, empowering Gen X, capturing Boomer wisdom and cultivating future leadership. Steve is also founder of the Badger Business Challenge (BBC), a Shark Tank-style business contest for kids. The BBC puts kids in charge to create new business ideas and make the perfect sales pitch! Kids learn business concepts, practice soft skills and networking, and compete for candy and prizes! BBC is a non-profit with 501c3 status pending

Previously, Steve served as director of Business World, a summer camp that teaches kids about capitalism. When not in a classroom, Steve spends his time in gyms around the midwest coaching AAU basketball.

rich-bollenbeck-attorney-sidebarRichard Bollenbeck

Estate Planning Attorney

For more than 25 years, Mr. Bollenbeck has been providing legal representation to clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox River Valley. He is a lifelong resident of the state of Wisconsin and was born and raised in the firm’s hometown of Appleton. He knows the people of this area and is dedicated to getting them the proper legal help they need on their issues.

Bollenbeck Fyfe is a multi-practice law firm with a staff of attorneys that all focus on different areas of the law. Mr. Bollenbeck has dedicated his practice, in particular, to cases involving criminal defense, family law and estate planning. Throughout the years, Mr. Bollenbeck has earned the respect of both clients and his peers in the legal industry, leading to him earning a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional ability.

“Richard E. Bollenbeck.” Bollenbeck Fyfe. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2016.



mike-northMike North

Senior Risk Management Advisor

Mike grew up on his family’s dairy farm in southeastern Wisconsin. His lifelong interest in agriculture production led him to the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Dairy Science. While still a student, Mike served a one-year term as a Wisconsin State FFA Officer.

Mike began his work in the futures industry in 1995 as an intern with First Capitol Ag researching the technical and fundamental dynamics of commodity market history and current price trends. As the company grew, Mike’s responsibilities grew as well. His agricultural experience together with his understanding of commodity markets and his background in leadership were foundational in his launch of Commodity Risk Management Group (www.crmg.us), a firm devoted to assisting its clients in identifying and managing the risks and opportunities in today’s markets.

For nearly two decades, Mike has worked with production and processing clients to construct marketing plans and margin management programs. Mike uses his experience to educate businessmen about the tools available for price protection and risk management. Mike has been published in several agricultural periodicals, is regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Dow Jones News, is a regular guest on several national programs such as AgDay, RFDTV, and the U.S. Farm Report, can be heard frequently on several local and national radio programs, and served as a part time lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

In 2008, Mike was elected to the board of directors of the Dairy Business Association (DBA), an organization which represents the dairy industry and its economic and environmental stake in Wisconsin. Mike has been honored as the 2006 Rising Star in Business for the IA, IL, & WI Tri-State Region and in 2011 as the recipient of the UW-Platteville Outstanding Alumni Award. Mike and his wife Jennifer have four daughters, and are actively involved in the leadership of their church as well as several community initiatives. Mike is also an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, biking and skiing.

Agweb.com. “Mike North.” AgWeb – The Home Page of Agriculture. N.p., 21 Oct. 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2016.

aboutkimpiconpageKim Bremmer

Ag Inspirations

Kim grew up as a farm girl and is a wife, mother of two, graduate of UW-Madison and was a dairy nutritionist for almost 15 years. She is a vocal champion of agriculture everywhere she goes, from the grocery store to the airport. Her true passion is sharing the REAL story of agriculture with everyday consumers.

“As a dairy consultant, I had the great opportunity to work with farms of all shapes and sizes and can share experiences and perspective on modern agriculture from the people who are actually doing it.”

Kim is the Wisconsin State Coordinator for Common Ground, a national movement of farm women who share information about farming and the food we grow; a regular contributor on Rural Route Radio; and President of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, an affiliate of American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women dedicated to protecting and advancing agriculture by increasing awareness, building alliances, communication and education. She is also an Academy Member of the National Speaker’s Association and a proud member of the American Dairy Coalition. Kim was named the UW-Madison Association of Women in Agriculture’s 2014 Outstanding Woman in Agriculture. She enjoys fishing, golfing, reading and playing her guitar.

Ag Inspirations. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2016.

jacob-burksJacob Burks

First Capital Ag

Jacob is a Hedge Consultant who is associated with First Capital Ag since 2005 with an BS degree in Agricultural Business form Arkansas Tech University and a Masters in Business Administration from Southeasetern Oklahoma State University. He was born in raised in Benton, Arkansas and has two children with his wife Sara. He began steer wrestling while in high school, continued in college rodeo and continues to rodeo regionally.

“Our Team.” First Capitol Ag – Our Team. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2016.

Beth Taylor – Lead attorney for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance