Conference Tours

Wednesday, June 12 is Tour Day!


bayer animal health

Located in Shawnee, Kansas, in the Heartland of America and in the midst of the highest concentration of animal health companies in the world, Bayer’s knowledgeable and passionate people make them a leader in both their industry and the Kansas City community.

As a leading global animal health company, they provide innovative solutions that promote the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock and help protect them from disease.

They have a strong and consistent scientific commitment to finding solutions for current challenges and to anticipating future needs in the area of animal health. In fact, they invest about ten percent of their sales directly into research and development.

We will need to provide a list of people prior to the tour, as security will have to check everyone when they check in.

www.bayer-ah.com/index.cfm

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federal reserve bank of kansas city

December 2013 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act, which created the nation's central banking system as it is known today.

The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is a unique opportunity to learn about the nation’s financial system, the Fed’s role in the regional and national economy and how it affects you.

Highlights of your guided tour at the Money Museum include viewing one of the region's largest cash vault, a gold bar worth over $400,000 and the Truman coin collection. You'll also have time to enjoy their interactive displays including an opportunity to design your own currency. Don't forget to pick up your free gift at the end of the tour.

! *** Important: All guests who are 18 years of age or older are required to present a valid photo ID. For United States citizens, the photo ID must be issued by the United States federal or state government (for example, a passport or driver's license). For our international guests, a valid international government issued passport must be presented.

Guests will undergo security screening upon arrival. Firearms, explosives, hazardous materials, lethal weapons, illegal drugs, and any other dangerous items, including pocket knives, are prohibited on Bank premises. Metal detectors and x-ray equipment are used to enforce this policy. Any person entering and any purse, briefcase, or other items brought on the premises are subject to being scanned and/or physically inspected. www.kansascityfed.org

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kc board of trade

The 150 year old Kansas City Board of Trade mostly trades wheat commodities. During your visit you can learn everything from where the wheat goes to what futures and options really mean to the BOT. Your tour experience begins with an introductory video.

When the original members of the Kansas City Board of Trade met on the banks of the Missouri River to develop a more organized method of buying and selling grain they could not have foreseen the far-reaching impact of their vision.

More than a century later, more than 10 billion bushels of wheat would change hands on the exchange in one year, and grain producers and users around the globe would look to Kansas City for the fair price of hard red winter wheat, the primary ingredient in the world's bread.

Over time, the exchange's leadership would extend into other markets. Indeed, it was at the Kansas City Board of Trade that stock index futures, hailed as the most innovative financial instrument of the 1980s, were born.

Early trading at the exchange was primarily in cash grains. Today, grain elevators, exporters, millers and producers use the exchange to protect their cash positions by buying or selling futures and options. Stock market investors also utilize KCBT products. Nonetheless, cash grain trading is still the core business of many of KCBT's members. www.kcbt.com/index.asp

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world war I museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial provides an extraordinary experience. The state-of-the-art Museum gives you the chance to explore and discover the nation’s most extensive assembly of artifacts, photography, art and narratives of the Great War ever presented in a single collection. The Museum introduces the war in unprecedented ways – through visual and audio sensory stimulation to mold an unforgettable experience in the minds of all visitors – young and old.

The founders of the National World War I Museum, originally known as the Liberty Memorial Museum, began collecting in 1920 and established professional museum policies and procedures in the 1970s. In the twenty-first century the Museum directed its pro-active collecting to complement the facility’s massive facility expansion and new national stature. As a result of these decades of concentrated effort, the quantity and quality of our collections, as well as the state-of-the-art exhibitions that draw on these collections, are truly astounding.

The Museum collections and exhibitions tell more than an American story. They cover the entire war from the first shots in 1914 to the last attempts at peace in 1919. www.theworldwar.org/s/110/new/index_community.aspx

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harley-davidson

Kansas City employees produce the Sportster®, Dyna® and VRSC™ families of motorcycles from fabrication and finishing through final assembly to include the liquid-cooled Revolution® powertrain for the VRSC V-Rod.

The tour center features a series of displays that guide you through the various manufacturing and assembly processes. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop, which features tour-related souvenirs.

Your tour experience begins with an introductory video. Then it's on to the factory floor where you'll witness a wide range of operations from welding, laser-cutting and frame-bending, to polishing and assembly. You'll see fenders and gas tanks being formed, newly painted frames hanging on the line, and sophisticated robotic welding technology. You'll also see the Revolution® powertrain assembled from crankcase to cylinder heads.

! *** Important Visitor Guidelines and Requirements: Cameras or recording devices are not allowed in the plant. Photography is permitted in the Tour Center. Bags or packages such as knapsacks, luggage and camera bags are not allowed in the factory.

Fully enclosed, low-heeled shoes (1 inch or below) are required. Children under the age of 12 are welcome in the Tour Center, but are not allowed on the factory tour. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please notify us if you have disability-related needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate you. www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/Factory_Tours/kansas_city.html?locale=en_US&bmLocale=en_US

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garmin international

During a typical tour of Garmin, visitors will view a short video on Garmin and its products, and then see our manufacturing facility, warehouse, and our reliability test lab. In all, the tour takes about an hour or so. Because of space limitations, we will have to limit the number of guests to 15. They will need the names of those taking the tour prior to our arrival.

We are a global company with offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. At these facilities, we carry out various stages of product development, from initial concept to mass production of shelf-ready units. Our “vertical integration” business model keeps all design, manufacturing, marketing and warehouse processes in-house, allowing us to maintain a high level of quality while also responding more quickly to the ever-changing marketplace. www.garmin.com

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brock grain systems

Brock Grain Systems has a long-standing tradition of demonstrating innovative leadership in developing, marketing and supporting grain handling, conditioning, storage and drying systems and solutions worldwide.

The BROCK® brand name is well known by premier producers everywhere. The Brock name has an enduring reputation for quality, long-term value and exceptional performance.

Brock offers its customers advice regarding site layout, consults with them regarding equipment selection and usage, and, together with Brock's dealers, delivers grain management systems that provide innovative solutions to industry challenges. From harvest to market, Brock's systems, solutions and years of experience help users to take control of their grain marketing while maximizing profitability.

Brock Grain Systems is a division of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company. CTB has remained true to its tradition of Leadership Through Innovation®. CTB has adopted strategies for growth to enable it to continue to serve its customers with excellence and leadership far into the future.

! *** Important: Tour participants must be 18 years of age or older. Open–toed shoes are prohibited. www.brockgrain.com

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