Agriculture 2.0: Business Intelligence for Tomorrow's Farms
For more than 100 years, agriculture largely suffered long eras of surpluses and depreciating commodity prices. Now ethanol, Asian demand and an epic drought have altered that equation.
Today, huge commodity and input price swings, volatile weather patterns and an increasingly global food and feed supply chain require new management skills. Acting on market signals, mastering production costs and designing smart estate and business succession plans are must-have assets for the farmer of the future.
The 2012 DTN/Progressive Farmer Ag Summit will help you sharpen those skills. Join us to:
Plus, get the information download on DTN's latest weather and market outlook for 2013 and be inspired by The Progressive Farmer's Best Young Farmer Award winners.
- Hear insiders from the grain trade assess the aftermath of drought on demand
- Learn how an Argentine farmer is gearing up 2013 production
- Make sense of the eurozone crisis on global grain and livestock markets
- Get the latest analysis of farming with a crop insurance safety net
- Edit your income and estate plans in light of new tax laws
Connect with DTN/The Progressive Farmer editors and authoritative speakers for thought provoking discussion on what threats and opportunities face growth-oriented farms — and learn how to communicate the family values that make farm businesses built to last. Register now.
Special Pre-Event Workshops (December 9-10)
DTN University's nine hour “Marketing Through Mayhem” course will give you the confidence you need to integrate the appropriate options, futures or hybrid contracts into volatile markets and post MF-Global defense. Expert instructors include DTN senior analyst and former merchandiser, Darin Newsom, Texas AgriLife extension economist, Mark Welch and hedgers with real-life experiences from the 2012 drought. Afterwards, get a private tour of the CME. This program is a perennial sell out, so register early.
DTN University's first-ever “Pass It On!” four hour estate and succession planning workshop will address the emotional and cash flow challenges of passing businesses to another generation and off-farm heirs. Focus is on case studies that will help you model your own plan. Expert instructors include Minnesota CPA's Andy Beibl and Nick Houle of CliftonAllenLarson and family business mediator, Lance Woodbury. Two tracks are specially designed for families who have on-farm heirs and those who don't. Space is limited so the audience can ask plenty of questions.
Best Young Farmer Awards
Be inspired by outstanding young farm operators who are overcoming hurdles to succeed in an intensely-competitive industry. You'll hear their biographies and meet the "under-40" winners at DTN/The Progressive Farmer's annual Best Young Farmers Awards luncheon.
Networking rates very high on our evaluations -- most of the Ag Summit participants rave about how they value the connections they make during the social events at the conference. With that in mind, we have added an Early Bird Reception at the Marriott. Sunday evening, December 9, complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be available for all Ag Summit guests. Join us after you check in and meet fellow Ag Summit attendees as well as DTN/The Progressive Farmer's staff members.
Monday morning, a continental breakfast will be served during registration. Early Bird Profit Sessions are geared for you to get a sneak peek at cutting-edge technologies and strategies designed to bolster your profit margins in 2013 and beyond -- compliments of Ag Summit sponsors. Plan to join us! Click on the tab to the left for further details or call 888-576-9881.