Profit Sessions

Monday morning, December 4, from 7:30 – 11 a.m. Get a sneak peek at cutting-edge technologies and strategies designed to bolster your profit margins in 2018 and beyond, compliments of the 2017 Ag Summit sponsors. Continental breakfast provided.

8 a.m.
Introduction
Matt Herman, Publisher
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8:05 a.m.–8:20 a.m. 
Progressive Ag Foundation
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Program
Cindy Lengel-Russ, development specialist

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program is the largest farm safety and health program for youth in North America. Started by The Progressive Farmer magazine, this non-profit program has reached over 1.5 million youth and adults with potentially lifesaving and injury prevention training during the past 20 years. 
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8:20 a.m.–8:35 a.m. 
John Deere 
Solutions That Apply: Technologies to Improve Application Efficiency and Productivity
Doug Felter, product marketing manager 
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8:35 a.m.–8:50 a.m. 
Farm Credit 
Tips for Working with Your Lenders 
Jeremy Reineke, retail commercial lender-grain 
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8:50 a.m.–9:05 a.m. 
DeKalb/Asgrow 
Using Data to Analyze Harvest and Drive Next Year’s Decisions for Profitability 
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9:05 a.m.–9:20 a.m. 
CliftonLarsonAllen 
Tax Strategies for Farmers 
Rod Mauszycki, principal, JD MBT 
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9:20 a.m.–9:35 a.m. 
Granular 
Manage Confidently with Granular 
FMS and Encirca Services Harley Janssen, product manager 
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9:35 a.m.–9:50 a.m. 
Conservis 
A Grower’s Experience: Initial Expectations and Surprise Outcomes of Using a Farm Management System 
Chris Nelson, regional sales manager 
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9:50 a.m.–10:05 a.m. 
K•Coe Isom 
10 Pitfalls to Watch When Managing Your Farm Financials 
Alan Grafton, principal 
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10:05 a.m.–10:20 a.m. 
Rabo AgriFinance 
Don’t Gamble with Your Guarantees: Crop Insurance Tools You Can Use to Help Manage Risk 
Ken Shoemaker, senior insurance analyst 
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10:20 a.m.–10:35 a.m. 
GROWMARK 
Storage and Re-ownership Option Hedges: Strategy and Execution 
Joe Camp, risk management specialist 
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10:35 a.m.–10:50 a.m. 
IntelliFarms 
Growing for a Purpose with IntelliFarms 
Dave Ahern, national sales manager 
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10:50 a.m.–11:05 a.m. 
DTN/The Progressive Farmer 
Always the Right Call at the Right Moment 

Todd Meyer, director producer sales DTN is the independent, trusted source of actionable insights for  600,000 customers focused on feeding, protecting and fueling the world. Data is one of the most valuable things a farmer harvests. We help farmers easily interact with their data, negotiate from a position of strength, and steward their land for generations to come. 
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11:05 a.m. 
Closing Remarks 
Matt Herman, Publisher 
Ag Summit Launches at 1 p.m. 
(Lunch is on your own)

 

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