people,handshake,bfastNetworking rates very high on our evaluations. Ag Summit participants rave about the valuable connections they make during the social events at the conference. Please join us Sunday, December 3 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for the Welcome Reception with ag’s most awarded editorial team at the Fairmont, Moulin Rouge theater, Lobby level. Join us after you check-in, meet fellow Ag Summit attendees, as well as DTN and The Progressive Farmer staff members.

Monday morning plan to join us at 7:30 a.m. for registration in the Cuvee Room and continental breakfast in the Moulin Rouge theater both on the Lobby level along with the Early Bird Profit Sessions. The Profit Sessions are geared to give you a sneak peek at cutting-edge technologies and strategies designed to bolster your profit margins in 2018 and beyond, compliments of Ag Summit sponsors.



1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

DTN University

 > Grain Marketing To Conquer Price Cycles

 > Tax and Financial Planning for 2018 

Early-bird registration and welcome reception with ag’s most awarded editorial team.

  Monday, December 4
 7:30 a.m.1 p.m. Registration, Lobby level - Cuvee Room
 7:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Early Bird Profit Sessions.  and Continental Breakfast Moulin Rouge Theater
 12 p.m.
Lunch on your own
 1 p.m.5 p.m.

General sessions, Imperial Ballroom

 6:00 p.m.
Dinner on the 80th Floor of the Mid-America Club for all Ag Summit attendees. 

  Tuesday, December 5
 7 a.m.  Breakfast buffet roundtable discussions.  International Ballroom.
 8:15 a.m.12 p.m.

General sessions, Imperial Ballroom

 12 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Plated lunch for all Ag Summit attendees. International Ballroom.

America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers Presentation

 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Professional Improvement Sessions

 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reception with the sponsors for all Ag Summit attendees. Imperial Foyer.
  Wednesday, December 6
 7 a.m.
Breakfast buffet roundtable discussions. International Ballroom.
 8:15 a.m.– 12 p.m.

General sessions, Imperial Ballroom

 12 p.m. Farewell

    Monday, December 4, 2017
    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    VIP Advisory Lunch
    DTN’s product management team is providing a complimentary lunch for a select number of VIPs, along with the exclusive opportunity to provide feedback about the information and tools you need to manage a successful operation. Space for the event is limited, so please check the box if you would like to reserve your spot. Additional details will be emailed closer to the event, if you have any questions please contact Carissa Gappa at 402-255-8433 or by email

    (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)
    Guest Meals
    Guest meals only. Includes all evening activities.
    Fee  Optional 
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Explore Chicago! Guest Tour & Spa Reservations
    A great way to get to know the city, get to know each other, shop a little and have fun.
    Fee  Optional 

  • Conference Only

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)
    DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit 2017
    All-inclusive conference includes materials and most meals. Bring your family, friends and neighbors! $50 per person discount applies to groups of four or more!
    Fee  Optional 

  • Optional Sessions

    Sunday, December 3, 2017

    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    DTN University: Grain Marketing To Conquer Price Cycles
    Fee  Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    DTN University: Diagnose tax-savings plans
    $100 per person discount applies after the first registration.
    Fee  Optional