Timothy W. Grooms, J. Cliff McKinney II, Jeb H. Joyce, R. Seth Hampton, and Scott M. Lar are among the presenters for The Arkansas Bankers Association 2022 Mega Conference being held virtually January 31–February 1, 2022. Seth will kick off the conference Monday morning with a session on agricultural lending. Topics covered will include perfection and priority of liens and security interests covering crops and farm products under Arkansas law and the Food Security Act; collateral assignments of farm program payments paid under programs administered by agencies of USDA; and recent and emerging issues involving the conservation compliance provision of the Food Security Act and the potential effects to creditor liens and security interest covering farm program payments and crop insurance proceeds that can result from non-compliance by borrowers/operators. On Tuesday afternoon, Tim, Cliff, Jeb, and Scott will explore some of the challenges and emerging issues faced by trust departments managing funds for their clients. Particular emphasis will be placed on the new Uniform Directed Trust Act, which changes the landscape of trust operations. Learn more about the conference and register here. Tim Grooms is a founding member of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC where he focuses his practice on real estate, banking and commercial lending transactions. Cliff McKinney is a managing member of the law firm and concentrates his practice on real estate, land use and business transactions. Jeb Joyce, a managing member, handles a wide variety of transactions, with an emphasis on commercial real estate. A member of the firm, Scott Lar maintains a transactional and taxation practice which primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, taxation and tax planning, tax litigation, and estate planning. Firm member Seth Hampton concentrates his practice on real estate, agriculture, commercial finance, and environmental compliance. Serving all banks in Arkansas since 1891, Arkansas Bankers Association (ABA) is the advocate for Arkansas banks of all sizes and charter types before governmental bodies and the public. ABA delivers superior industry-specific information and education for bankers, along with high-quality products and services. ABA focuses on creating a stronger economy and helping Arkansans realize dreams by building better banks.