DTN/The Progressive Farmer, the industry’s trusted, unbiased, independent partner for delivering actionable insights to agriculture, is hosting its 11th annual DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit in Chicago, December 4-6. This year’s Ag Summit will focus on strategies to drive farm performance and conquer agriculture cycles.
The Ag Summit brings together the industry’s leaders along with DTN/The Progressive Farmer award-winning experts for thought-provoking discussions on opportunities, challenges and risks facing farmers today. This year’s keynote speaker is NASCAR visionary and motorsports industry innovator, Andy Papathanassiou. He will discuss optimizing performance and how making changes to procedures, programs and production and management practices can help enhance business.
In addition, Dr. Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS Markit, will share an overview on the global economy and what it means for U.S. Agriculture. Other speakers include: Patrick Christie, founder of Conservis; Sid Gorham, leader of the digital agriculture group at DuPont; Keith Soltwedel, the manager of production systems for John Deere’s Region 4 Marketing Organization; and Jerre Stead, executive chairman of DTN, who will participate in a panel discussion about how technology producers compete and conquer ag cycles.
Many other of the industry’s best and brightest experts and the DTN team will offer perspectives and insights on topics such as:
- Analyzing business-sustaining strategies
- Uncovering profitable marketing opportunities
- Diagnosing tax-savings plans
- Untangling complex farm policies
- Strengthening working capitol
- Commodity markets movements
- 2018 weather outlook
The DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit also includes pre-event workshops at the highly rated DTN University®. Hear from industry leaders and the expert faculty proving the latest thinking on two important topics: Grain Strategies for Marketers, and Tax and Financial Planning for 2018. This year’s grain marketing workshop features a special section on marketing and financial strategies for women in farm leadership positions.
“For many years, the Ag Summit has delivered actionable insights and critical information to the agriculture industry that make them smarter, more efficient and more successful,” said DTN Chief Executive Officer Kip Pendleton. “This year’s distinguished panelists and speakers provide attendees with business intelligence and expert resources to answer the difficult questions facing the industry.”
The Ag Summit also welcomes the 2018 Progressive Farmer’s America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers Award winners who embrace the future of agriculture and are an inspiration to other young farmers.
The DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit draws more than 600 professionals from across the country each year. For more information and complete agenda and list of speakers and topics please visit: www.dtnagsummit.com.