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Go beyond the fields at the Farm Futures Business SummitGo beyond the fields at the Farm Futures Business Summit

Get inspired at this winter’s premier farm business conference.

Mike Wilson

November 2, 2023

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Crowd view of the 2023 Farm Futures Business Summit
CONTINUOUS LEARNING: During the 2023 Farm Futures Summit, attendees gained insights from industry leaders and experts from around the country.Farm Progress

The 2024 summit is packed with deep dive sessions centered on business leadership, family dynamics, soft people skills, farm labor retention, grain marketing, farm office automation, and professionalizing your farm. It also includes time to meet other growers and build your network. Here’s a sampling:

  • University of Minnesota grain marketing instructor Ed Usset, along with retired Iowa State farm management specialist Steve Johnson, will lead breakout sessions on the basics of grain marketing, crop insurance decisions, and grain storage management;  

  • A farmer panel, moderated by This Week in Agribusiness anchor Mike Pearson, will share insights on real world farm transitions;

  • Ag banker Curt Covington and business coach Jay Joy lead sessions on business and leadership skills you need to run a modern farm business;

  • Leadership trainer Dean Heffta leads a breakout on how a mission mindset helps the best farms thrive;

  • Todd Miller, CEO at Head Honcho, will walk farmer attendees through the steps needed to participate in the government’s H-2A foreign guest worker program;

  • Pinion exec Peter Martin will share how to make your farm more competitive by automating farm financial tasks;

  • University of Nebraska extension educator Jessica Groskopf will share tips on family dynamics and starting the multi-generational conversations around farm transitions

  • Nutrien atmospheric scientist Eric Snodgrass will discuss new technologies that allow us to see farther into the future to predict impactful weather events. He will touch on the winter forecast and its implications for the 2024 growing season. He will also assess the progress of the growing season in South America.

  • Advance Trading, Inc.’s risk management advisor Tommy Grisafi will share how to navigate information overload and how to make sense of market information you get bombarded with on a daily basis.

Visit farmfuturessummit.com/en/Home.html for agenda updates, registration, hotel details and more. 

About the Author(s)

Mike Wilson

Senior Executive Editor, Farm Progress

Mike Wilson is the senior executive editor for Farm Progress. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Ogle County, Ill., and earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Illinois. He was twice named Writer of the Year by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and is a past president of the organization. He is also past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, a global association of communicators specializing in agriculture. He has covered agriculture in 35 countries.

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