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 2 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 2019 and beyond, compliments of Ag Summit sponsors.

You asked for more break-out sessions and we added 16 new tracks to pick from!


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AGENDA

  Sunday, December 2 - Optional

 1 p.m.5 p.m

Young Farmers & Ranchers - Working Successfully With Multi-generations

DTN VIP Session  - Inside Scoop— Optimize Your DTN Power with the Experts (Private event for DTN subscribers).

The DTN Newsroom publishes some 300 pieces of proprietary markets, weather and news content, and more than 300,000 pages of refreshed information, every day. Come meet with the experts who create the insights you use, get a behind the scenes discussion of how they arrive at that analysis, and become more familiar with all the business-focused content we offer. You’ll also interact with peers who are getting the most from their DTN subscription. After this session, you’ll be a DTN Power User! Complimentary for all DTN subscribers.

 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

  Monday, December 3
 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.
Lite Lunch with the Sponsors 

 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

  

 


 3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

General sessions. Imperial Ballroom

Global Trade and Economic Outlook, Keynote Speaker

Marcia Taylor Memorial Lecture Series presents:

Global Protein Demand, Dangers on the Horizon, Chenjun Pan, anayst - Animal Protein at Rabo AgriFinance in the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness group

TRACK SESSIONS #1, Pick One

Competitive Advantage: Financial Management:  Find out how farm families have turned financial management into a competitive advantage. James Marzolf, MBA, Principal and Matthew House, CPA, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Use It. Lose It. Or Die With It. Tax and business structure changes under new tax laws. Doug Claussen, KCOE ISOM

Grain Marketing for the Year Ahead: DTN analyst and Dominick Chirichella, DTN

The Business of Value AddedSuccess stories on how to identify and develop new profit enterprises. Marty Wooldridge, farmer, Mooringsport, LA,  Quint Pottinger, farmer, New Haven, KY

 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: Around the World with DTN, International Ballroom

  Tuesday, December 4
 7 a.m.  Breakfast buffet roundtable discussions. International Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.

 


10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Session

Disrupting the Agriculture Industry, What will farming look like in 2045? Jim Carroll, futurist

Blockchain--What it Means for Your Farm and AgricultureBlockchain has become the darling word of 2018. What will it really mean for how your do business in the near future, and further down the road. Chris Galanek, Tanner Ehmke, CoBank

TRACK SESSIONS #2, Pick One

Competitive Advantage: Financial Management:  Find out how farm families have turned financial management into a competitive advantage. James Marzolf, MBA, Principal and Matthew House, CPA, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Use It. Lose It. Or Die With It. Tax and business structure changes under new tax laws. Doug Claussen, KCOE Isom

Grain Marketing for the Year Ahead: DTN analyst and Dominick Chirichella, DTN

From Boss to LeaderThe hidden costs of miscues when managing non-family employees.  Lori Culler, AgHires

 11:30 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Plated lunch for all Ag Summit attendees. International Ballroom.
The Progressive Farmer - America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers Awards and Presentation

 1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

TRACK SESSIONS #3 & 4, Pick Two 

Prepare for Expansion, Macro down cycles can be growth cycles for individual operations, if you're ready to move when opportunity knocks. Shawn Smeins, RaboAgriFinance

Marketing Moves - Simulation Game, Mark Welch, Ag Economist, TEPAP Director, Texas AgriLife (Participants should bring laptops or iPads for this session)

Social Media, Marketing the Farm, It's never been easier to tell your farm's story to help attract potential landlords, top employees, and the area's non-ag populations. Learn how these farms shine using social media. Farmer Panel

Improve Your Family's Future in Business Together, Learn how to identify, manage and prevent some of the more difficult family business issues you face. Lance Woodbury, family business advisor, Ag Progress

General Session

Rolling Sevens with the Forecast, Bryce Anderson, DTN 

 5 p.m.6 p.m.
Happy Hour with the sponsors for all event attendees. Imperial Foyer

  Wednesday, December 5
 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast buffet roundtable discussions. International Ballroom

 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  


 

General Session

DTN Market Outlook

The Farmer and  Consumer Conversation. Farmer industry panel on sustainability and consumer attitudes. Sarah Hendren, Culvers, Emily Johannes, KCOE Isom, Farm panel

Farewell

 

 

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