2018 Events/Seminars

2018 Events/Seminars 2018-01-16T20:33:13+00:00

Ag Innovation Pitch Competition

Wednesday, Jan. 31 – 3 pm (HyVee Hall/Inside East entrance doors)

Watch these six ag tech start-ups pitch their latest ideas to help producers manage their operation more effectively. The winning company receives a $20,000 prize.

• AgHelp: Connects customers with prospective employees

• AgriSync: Mobile support platform that connects customers with agri-businesses

• Bushel: Connects producers with elevators/cooperatives with real-time information

• HeavyWorth: Allows customers to get market value for equipment inventory

• Smart Ag: Creates more unmanned farm machinery

• Tractor Zoom: Map-based application that identifies live auctions along with their inventory

Emceed by Mike Pearson, former host of Market to Market.

Presented by: Farm Credit Services of America in collaboration with Advantage Capital, Figured, Innova, Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, Midwest Growth Partners and Open Prairie.

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Seminar rooms are located on the west end of the Convention Center

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

10:30–11:15 a.m. | Room 301
“Farm Succession Strategies So Good, Even Your In-laws Will Think You’re a Genius!”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:15–12:00 p.m. | Room 311
“Farmer to Farmer: Let’s Talk Soil Health”
Iowa Corn Growers presents a panel discussion of Iowa farmers who are using advanced nutrient management and other enhanced agricultural practices.

12:00–12:45 p.m. | Room 301
“Soil Health –> For Increased Yield Potential”
Tim Thompson, Sales Specialist for Valent USA LLC and Jonathon Kohrt, Field Market Development Specialist for Valent USA LLC

12:45–1:30 p.m. | Room 311
“Lessons Learned from Producers: Habits of Confident, Effective Farm Marketers”
Mike Rusch, Sales Director/Consultant, Stewart-Peterson

1:30–2:15 p.m. | Room 301
“Historical Iowa Climate Trends and Current Weather Situation and Outlook”
Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

2:15–3:00 p.m | Room 311
“Greenfield Nitrogen: Not Just Another Nitrogen Plant. A Local Plant You Can Own.”
Karl Theis, Greenfield Nitrogen Founder; Reed Kuper, Co-Founder; Linda Thrasher, Co-Founder; and Glen Buckley, Chief Economist, NPK Fertilizer Advisory Service

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

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

11:15–12:00 p.m. | Room 311
“Farmer to Farmer: Let’s Talk Soil Health”
Iowa Corn Growers presents a panel discussion of Iowa farmers who are using advanced nutrient management and other enhanced agricultural practices.

12:00–12:45 p.m. | Room 301
“Greenfield Nitrogen: Not Just Another Nitrogen Plant. A Local Plant You Can Own.”
Karl Theis, Greenfield Nitrogen Founder; Reed Kuper, Co-Founder; Linda Thrasher, Co-Founder; and Glen Buckley, Chief Economist, NPK Fertilizer Advisory Service

12:45–1:30 p.m. | Room 311
“Lessons Learned from Producers: Habits of Confident, Effective Farm Marketers”
Mike Rusch, Sales Director/Consultant, Stewart-Peterson

1:30–2:15 p.m. | Room 301
“Historical Iowa Climate Trends and Current Weather Situation and Outlook”
Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

2:15–3:00 p.m. | Room 311
“Practical Applications of Drones in Agriculture”
Adam Gittins, General Manager, HTS Ag

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

10:30–11:15 a.m. | Room 301
“Farm Succession Strategies So Good, Even Your In-laws Will Think You’re a Genius!”
Myron Friesen and Mark McLaughlin, Farm Financial Strategies

11:15–12:00 p.m. | Room 311
“Soil Health –>  For Increased Yield Potential”
Tim Thompson, Sales Specialist for Valent USA LLC and Jonathon Kohrt, Field Market Development Specialist for Valent USA LLC

12:00–12:45 p.m. | Room 301
“How Farm Succession Affects Women in Agriculture”
Erin Herbold-Swalwell, Brick-Gentry

12:45–1:30 p.m. | Room 311
“Lessons Learned from Producers: Habits of Confident, Effective Farm Marketers”
Mike Rusch, Sales Director/Consultant, Stewart-Peterson