2019 Events/Seminars

2019 Events/Seminars 2019-01-03T14:09:12+00:00

AgTech Innovation Competition

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 2:30 pm
(HyVee 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.

AgVend: Allows farmers to purchase crop production inputs and services online directly from trusted ag retatilers in their community.

FarrPro: Creates enery-efficient and effective piglet heating solutions.

Rabbit Tractors: Builds autonomous, mobile, multi-purpose, swarm-capable and high-ground clearance farm production tractors for pre-harvest activities.

Rantizo: Creates a targeted drone spraying platform that utilizes electrostatic technology to safely and precisely deliver cartridge dispensed agrichemicals when and where they are needed.

SwineTech: Utilizes Ai and sensor-based technology to reduce pig deaths.

Emceed by Andy Petersen, WHO Radio.

Presented by: Farm Credit Services of America in collaboration with Crop Risk Services, Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, AgStartup Engine and AgLaunch.

Seminars – Rooms are located on the west end of the Convention Center

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

10:30–11:15 am | Room 301
“Online Education + Customized Strategies = Farm Succession Confidence”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:15–12:00 pm | Room 311
“4R Plus: Making the Most of Your Most Valuable Asset”
Join us at a panel discussion of Iowa farmers, as well as invited panelist Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney, as they make their business cases for healthier soils. Utilizing the 4R Plus approach of precise nutrient management and conservation practices provides nutrients when the crop needs them and improves soil and water quality. This approach makes the most of your most valuable asset — the soil beneath your feet. Moderated by Successful Farming Executive Editor, Betsy Freese.

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Managing Risk in Volatile Times”
Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Soybeans replacing Talc and Graphite”
Ajay Sharda, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. | Precision Ag/Machine Systems Engineering, Kansas State University

1:30–2:15 pm | Room 301
“Historical Iowa Climate Trends | Current Weather Situation and Outlook”
Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist

2:15–3:00 pm | Room 311             
“Farm Marketing Success Starts Here”
Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Stewart-Peterson Group

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

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”
Jim Harvey & Ryan Swalwell, Heartland Financial Resource Group

11:15–12:00 pm | Room 311
“4R Plus: Making the Most of Your Most Valuable Asset”
Join us at a panel discussion of Iowa farmers, as well as invited panelist Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney, as they make their business cases for healthier soils. Utilizing the 4R Plus approach of precise nutrient management and conservation practices provides nutrients when the crop needs them and improves soil and water quality. This approach makes the most of your most valuable asset — the soil beneath your feet. Moderated by Successful Farming Executive Editor, Betsy Freese.

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Managing Risk in Volatile Times”
Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Soybeans replacing Talc and Graphite”
Ajay Sharda, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. |
Precision Ag/Machine Systems Engineering, Kansas State University

1:30–2:15 pm | Room 301
“Historical Iowa Climate Trends | Current Weather Situation and Outlook”
Dr. Justin Glisan, State Climatologist

2:15–3:00 pm | Room 311             
“Farm Marketing Success Starts Here”
Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Stewart-Peterson Group

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

10:30–11:15 am | Room 301
“Online Education + Customized Strategies = Farm Succession Confidence”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:15–12:00 pm | Room 311
“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Reviewing Impacts and Benefits for Farmers”
Jim Harvey & Ryan Swalwell, Heartland Financial Resource Group

12:00–12:45 pm | Room 301
“Managing Risk in Volatile Times”
Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group

12:45–1:30 pm | Room 311
“Farm Marketing Success Starts Here”
Bryan Doherty and Mike Rusch, Stewart-Peterson Group