2020 Events/Seminars

2020 Events/Seminars 2019-12-30T22:55:33-06:00

AgTech Innovation Competition

Wednesday, Jan. 29 – 2:00 pm
(Hy-Vee Hall/Inside East entrance doors)

Watch five ag tech start-ups pitch their latest ideas to help producers manage their operation more effectively. A $20,000 prize and $5,000 People’s Choice will be awarded.

AgButler is a platform that provides on-demand jobs, giving farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies.

FeedX, a one-stop shop to buy, sell and make feed decisions, builds tools for farmers and feed mills to make it easier for them to work together.

Mercaris provides market data, analytics and an online trading platform for the Identity-Preserved (IP) agricultural sector, mainly organic and non-GMO grains, oilseeds and dairy commodities.

My Dairy Dashboard connects data sources (e.g., dairy management, feed, milk processor and weather) in one place, making data easier for dairy producers and their advisors to view and analyze.

Sentinel changes the way the swine producers monitor performance and animal well-being using AI and computer-vision technology.

Emceed by Chad Moyer, KTIC Farm Broadcaster.

Presented by:

Farm Credit Services in collaboration with the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, Ag Startup Engine, CoBANK, Farm Credit Leasing, Nationwide and NAU Country.

Seminars – (Located on the west end of the Convention Center)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

10:30–11:15 am | Room 301
“When Your Farm Succession Hits, Will Your Farm Divide? Or Will it Grow?”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:00–1:00 pm | Mezzanine #2
“Treat Rented Land Like Your Own: Start a Conversation with Your Landlord”
Join a panel discussion of Iowa farmers, as well as invited panelist Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, as they share success stories of tenants working with their landlords to improve conservation and profitability on rented crop land. Landlords trust their tenants to make the best decisions to make the most of their soil assets. Start a conversation with your landlord to create win-win situations for rented land! Following the seminar, Iowa Corn is providing free lunch at noon.

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Hemp & Its Emerging Industries”
Chad Frey, NE Hemp Industries Association

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Solar Power: Does it make sense for you?”
Mitch Minarick and Alan Goodenberger, FarmAfield Solar

1:30–2:15 pm | Room 301
“Family Farm Succession Planning: Be Remembered for the Planning You Did, Not the Planning that You Didn’t Do”
Ryan Swalwell & Jim Harvey, Heartland Financial Resource Group

2:15–3:00 pm | Room 311 
“Transform Marketing Struggles Into Revenue Management Success”
– 2020 Strategy & Market Review
– Breaking through Barriers with new Innovations

Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Total Farm Marketing by Stewart-Peterson Group

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

10:30–11:15 am | Room 301
“Family Farm Succession Planning: Be Remembered for the Planning You Did, Not the Planning that You Didn’t Do”
Ryan Swalwell & Jim Harvey, Heartland Financial Resource Group

11:00–1:00 pm | Mezzanine #2
“Treat Rented Land Like Your Own: Start a Conversation with Your Landlord”
Join a panel discussion of Iowa farmers, as well as invited panelist Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, as they share success stories of tenants working with their landlords to improve conservation and profitability on rented crop land. Landlords trust their tenants to make the best decisions to make the most of their soil assets. Start a conversation with your landlord to create win-win situations for rented land! Following the seminar, Iowa Corn is providing free lunch at noon.

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Hemp Cultivation”
James Bennett, NE Hemp Industries Association

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Bridging the Gap with Innovative Technology for the Grain Industry”
Pat Kroese, Director of Sales & Business Development at Grainbridge

1:30–2:15 pm | Room 301
“Weather Outlook 2020”
Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Climatologist Emeritus

2:15–3:00 pm | Room 311
“Transform Marketing Struggles Into Revenue Management Success”
– 2020 Strategy & Market Review
– Breaking through Barriers with new Innovations

Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Total Farm Marketing by Stewart-Peterson Group

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

10:30–11:15 am | Room 301
“When Your Farm Succession Hits, Will Your Farm Divide? Or Will it Grow?”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:15–12:00 pm | Room 311
“Weather Outlook 2020”
Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University Climatologist Emeritus

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Tracking: Farm to Finished Product”
Justin Trowbridge, NE Hemp Industries Association

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Transform Marketing Struggles Into Revenue Management Success”
– 2020 Strategy & Market Review
– Breaking through Barriers with new Innovations

Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Total Farm Marketing by Stewart-Peterson Group