2017 IFB Farm Income and Innovations Conference

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The 2017 Farm Income & Innovations Conference was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

PRE-CONFERENCE BRIDGE EVENT

The Evolution of Food: What It Means to YOUR Farm by Dr. John Coupland, President of the Institute for Food Technologists & Professor of Food Science at Pennsylvania State University

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

FARM INCOME & INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Building and Maintaining Trust with Influencers Driving Food Trends by Charlie Arnot, CEO for the Center for Food Integrity

BREAKOUT SESSION I

  1. Twenty-One Key Strategies for Business Success and Prosperity by Paul Stoddard, Lecturer in Agribusiness at the University of Illinois College of ACES
  2. Looking Ahead: The Outlook for Illinois Primary Commodities by Dr. John Newton, Director of Market Intelligence for the American Farm Bureau Federation
  3. Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Consumers by Michelle Miller, Founder of "Farm Babe"

BREAKOUT SESSION II

  1. Decoding the World of Ag Technology: How to Succeed at Farming for the Future by Dr. Chris Harbourt, Co-Founder of & CEO for Agrible
  2. Opportunities, Trials, and Tribulations in Cover Crops by Jerry Steiner, CEO of Arvegenix; Chad Bell, Farmer; George Holsapple, Farmer
  3. Tools for Increased Yields and Profitability: Showcasing AgTech Solutions to Help You Grow Your Farming Business by BioSTL with SMART! Fertilizer Management, Taranis Agriculture, Groundwork BioAg Ltd., and MacGrow

MID-DAY GENERAL SESSION

Maximizing Profitability Through Management and Diversification - Young Leader Panel Discussion with Marc Bremer, Kaylee Heap, Andy Lenkaitis, & Ashley Paddock

BREAKOUT SESSION III

  1. Smart Farming is Sustainable Farming - How to Enhance Your Farm's Image by Paul Spooner, Senior Manager, Affiliate Relations & Ag Communication for the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
  2. Outlook for Illinois Land Prices and Cash Rent - Evolving Dynamics by Dale Lattz, FarmDoc Research Associate for the University of Illinois College of ACES
  3. Tools for Increased Yields and Profitability: Showcasing AgTech Solutions to Help You Grow Your Farming Business by BioSTL with SMART! Fertilizer Management, Taranis Agriculture, Groundwork BioAg Ltd., and MacGrow

WRAP-UP GENERAL SESSION

Raising Spirits - The Whiskey Acres Story by Jamie Walter, Founder of and CEO for Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

 

 

Don't forget to mark your calendars to save the date for next year's conference!

Bridge Event Tuesday, 7/31/18

Farm Income & Innovations Conference Wednesday, 8/1/18

Location & details will be announced in February 2018!

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