Montana is located in the Federal Reserve’s Ninth District. If you have questions about what the Federal Reserve does, especially when it comes to the financial climate surrounding agriculture, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. There will be an open Q&A session with President Kashkari and much closer look into the role of the Federal Banking Reserve. Check out the press release below for all the details!
Are you curious about interest rates, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy views? Do you have a hard question about the economy? Are you curious about what the Minneapolis Fed does within the Federal Reserve System? Do you care about income inequality, and what might be done about it? Are you worried that banks are still too big to fail?
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will host a
Town Hall Forum to answer these and other questions on
Wednesday afternoon, September 5, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Ballroom A of the Strand Union Building at Montana State University. The event is free, and will feature a dynamic, free-form audience Q&A with President Kashkari, who is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the body of the Federal Reserve System that sets national monetary policy, including interest rates.
At the Town Hall Forum, President Kashkari will give brief opening remarks, followed by an open-mic Q&A with the audience, which will be moderated by Larry Simkins, President and CEO of Washington Companies, and a former board member of the Minneapolis Fed.
2:00 p.m. Welcome & introduction by Dr. Waded Cruzado, President of Montana State University; opening remarks by Neel Kashkari
2:10 p.m. Q&A with audience, moderated by Larry Simkins, President/CEO or Washington Cos.
3:00 p.m. Program ends
Mr. Kashkari has been president of the Minneapolis Fed since January 2016. During his brief tenure, he has made it a priority each year to visit local communities in every state in the Minneapolis Fed’s Ninth District, which includes Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and portions of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Minneapolis Fed also has a branch office in Helena.