In-Person Agenda

Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
Registration2:00 PM - 4:00 PM In person
Welcome3:00 PM - 3:10 PMSara Schafer, Top ProducerIn person
Business Focus: How to Analyze Opportunities and Threats and Make Smart Decisions3:10 PM - 4:00 PMMark Faust, Echelon ManagementIn person
New Ideas, Insights and Lessons 4:00 PM - 4:10 PMTop ProducersIn person
What Trips to 16 Countries Taught Me About Growing the Farm in Uncertain Times4:10 PM - 4:45 PMArchie Griffin, Griffin Farms and 2018 Nuffield ScholarIn person
Break for Networking5:00 PM - 6:00 PM In person
Dinner and TPOY, TTP and EWA Awards Ceremony6:00 PM - 8:00 PM In person
Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
Breakfast7:30 AM - 8:30 AM In person
New Ideas, Insights and Lessons8:30 AM - 8:40 AMTop ProducersIn person
Outsourcing: Focus on Converting Fixed Costs to Variable8:40 AM - 9:30 AMPeter Martin, K-Coe IsomIn person
Carbon Markets: Promises, Pitfalls and Preparation9:30 AM - 10:00 AMSteve Cubbage, Record HarvestIn person
What Should Be My Tax Strategy in 2021? Pick the Farm CPA's Brain10:00 AM - 11:00 AMPaul Neiffer, CLAIn person
BREAK11:00 AM - 12:00 PM In person
Lunch & Keynote Speaker Do Over: Investing in the 4 Things that Every Great Business Needs to Navigate Change12:00 PM - 1:30 PMJon Acuff, author and leadership expertIn person
BREAK1:30 PM - 2:00 PM In person
Don't Waste Another Minute: Plan and Protect the Future of Your Farm2:00 PM - 3:00 PMRena Striegel, Transition Point Business Advisors & Todd Malecha, Malecha EnterprisesIn person
Alternative Income Streams for the Farm3:00 PM - 4:20 PMSarah Beth Aubrey, A.C.T.In person
New Ideas, Insights and Lessons 4:20 PM - 4:30 PMTop ProducersIn person
Grain Marketing Mistakes You Can Avoid4:30 PM - 5:00 PMJoe Vaclavik, Standard Grain with Q&A moderated by Chip FloryIn person
Networking and Dinner on Your Own5:00 PM In person
Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
Breakfast7:30 AM - 8:30 AM In person
Q&A with Top Producers8:30 AM - 9:00 AM In person
Why Companies Should Focus on the "B" Players9:00 AM - 9:45 AMTom Gimbel, Founder & CEO, LaSalle NetworkIn person
Adjourn10:00 AM In person

Online Agenda

Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
High-Impact Meteorology - What to Expect in 20218:30 AM - 9:15 AMEric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag SolutionsOnline
How to Own 2021, Your No-Overwhelm Plan to a Successful Next Year9:15 AM - 10:15 AMSarah Beth Aubrey, A.C.T.Online
CEOs Share Business Tips, Leadership Lessons and More10:15 AM - 10:45 AMScott Beck, Beck's Hybrids. Ryan Schaefer, Sr Director of Sales, Case IH. Cynthia Erickson, Corteva.Online
How to Make 2021 a Leap Year10:30 AM - 11:00 AMJohn PhippsOnline
How Much Can Farming Address Climate Change?11:00 AM - 12:00 PMJon Foley, California Academy of Science & ED Project Drawdown & Amy Skoczlas Cole, Trust In FoodOnline
Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
SPONSORED Nutrien Breakfast Session - Learn the ROI of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship7:30 AM - 8:30 AMAlan Blaylock, Nutrien. John Niemeyer, Nutrien. Moderator: Andrew McCreaOnline
Global Farmer Panel: Travel to 3 Ag-Focused Countries8:30 AM - 9:00 AMNuffield ScholarsOnline
Meet the Startup Winners of the Row Crop Challenge9:00 AM - 9:30 AMSpeakers: VariousOnline
Tax and Legal Strategies for Family Farm Transitions: An Interactive Discussion9:30 AM - 10:15 AMPaul Neiffer, CLAOnline
What to Know about Carbon Markets10:30 AM - 11:00 AMLaura Sands, K-Coe IsomOnline
The State of Animal Agriculture11:00 AM - 12:00 PMDr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University & Frank Mitloehner, University of California, DavisOnline
Name Time Name On Badge Location Name
Free for All with Chip Flory, Jim Wiesemeyer, Brian Grete and Davis Michaelson8:00 AM - 8:30 AMChip Flory, Jim Wiesemeyer, Brian Grete and Davis MichaelsonOnline
Economic Outlook from the Federal Reserve Bank8:30 AM - 9:00 AMEsther GeorgeOnline
Live Q&A with USDA's Chief Economist Seth Meyer9:00 AM - 9:30 AMTyne Morgan, U.S. Farm Report and Seth Meyer, USDA Chief EconomistOnline
Ag Lending in the Future: Is Your Farm in a Smart Position?9:30 AM - 10:15 AMAngie Treptow, Alan Hoskins and Kurt DownsOnline
U.S. Farm Report: What's Ahead for the 2021 Grain and Livestock Markets?10:30 AM - 11:00 AMModerator: Tyne Morgan, U.S. Farm ReportPanelists: TBDOnline
The Future of Diversified Cropping Systems11:00 AM - 11:30 AMTim Crews, Soil Ecology ProgramOnline
Lunchtime Grain Market Chat Sponsored by Main Street Data12:00 PM - 1:00 PMModerator: Chip Flory Farmer Online

On-Demand Sessions

Off-Farm Heirs and Succession Planning: Too Little? Too Much? Or Just Enough!

Rena Striegel, Transition Point Business Advisors

It can be hard to know HOW to engage off-farm heirs in the conversation about succession. It is critical to find the balance between too little and too much in order to preserve family harmony and to ensure your on-farm and off-farm heirs are prepared to work together in an effective, future focused way. Learn how to start the conversation, clarify expectations (both yours and theirs) and set healthy boundaries for your heirs within your farm’s transition plan.

Toxic Grit: How to Overcome Mental Health Concerns on Your Farm

Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University


The Grain Marketing Behaviors that Breed Success (And the Ones that Don’t)

Angie Setzer, Citizen's Grain
Sponsored by Case IH

Taking a look at marketing habits that help and those that hurt when trying to run a successful farming operation.

The Calm Person in The Boat: Leverage the Power Of Emotional Intelligence

J.P. Pawliw-Fry

Learn brain-based strategies to manage fear and emotions so you can be a source of calm in your organization and help people be their best in the most trying situations.

Disrupting the Farm Input Industry

Sam Taylor, RaboResearch farm inputs and Stephen Nicholson, RaboResearch grains

The top 5 trends that will disrupt the farm input business are: e-commerce, biologicals, indoor farming, seed technology and ag data technology. How will the resulting changes, which are already at play, in the agribusiness landscape affect leading U.S. farmers?

Succession Planning: From 'Grunt' to CEO

Wes Tucker, University of Missouri

Will your farm survive and thrive when you are gone? This session covers the steps necessary to give the next generation the best chance at being successful as they traverse from grunt to CEO and many steps in between. Farm succession is a process, not an event. Take time to ensure it is successful.

How Do You Become More than a Beta Tester for Technology

Grant Norwood, Alex Forsbach, Patrick Henry, Margaret Oldham