Conference Agenda

Last Update: 1/23/20

Saturday, June 10

Presented by: Dwight Raab, Tina Barrett & Mark Dikeman

  Event Location
7:00 - 10:30 AM Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet
1:00 - 5:00 PM Early Career Session #1 Mississippi Room
5:30 PM Early Career Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 PM Embassy Suites' Evening Reception
8:00 - 9:00 PM 2018 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
Atrium

Sunday, June 11

Day Chair: Bob McHugh

  Event
7:00 - 10:30 AM Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet
1:00 PM NFRBMEA Pre-Conference Board Meeting Platte Room
  Early Career Session #1, continued Mississippi Room
  CHS Scholarship Recipients' Meeting Executive Board Room
  Conference Registration Begins Pre-Convention Area
1:30 - 6:00 PM Entertainment ⁄ Family DIY Activity Suggestions
2:00 PM NAFBAS Board Meeting Potomac Room
3:00 PM NFRBMEA Past Presidents' Meeting Salon A
4:00 PM Joint NAFBAS ⁄ NFRBMEA Board Meeting Potomac Room
5:30 - 7:30 PM Embassy Suites' Evening Reception Salons E-H & Atrium
6:00 - 8:30 PM Evening Welcome Reception (Hors d'Oeuvres) Salon D & Atrium
6:50 PM “Welcome to the 2017 Conference”
  —Don Nitchie & David Gillman
7:15 PM “Welcome to Des Moines”
  —Vicki Comegys
 

7:15 PM

Entertainment
  —Isiserettes
 
8:30 PM Adjourn  

Monday, June 12

Day Chair: Larry McAlexander

  Event Location
6:00 - 9:00 am Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet Atrium
7:00 AM CHS Scholarship Recipients (during Breakfast) Atrium
  First-Timers Breakfast Meeting (during Breakfast) Atrium
7:30 am Registration Continues Pre-Convention Area
8:00 am General Session: “Welcome to the 2017 Conference”
  —Kent Ruppert, NAFBAS
Salons A-C
8:15 am  “Iowa Agriculture Opportunities”
  —Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
9:15 am  “Drones and Aerial Imagery in Today's Ag Industry”
  —Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering,
    Iowa State University
10:15 am  BREAK Pre-Convention & Atrium Areas
10:20 am  “Ag Outlook 2017/2018”
  —Dr. Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Crop Markets Specialist
     Extension Economist, Iowa State University
11:10 am “Creating & Protecting Prosperity for Ag Producers”
  —Josh M. Guttau, CEO, TS Banking Group
NOON Luncheon at Hotel Atrium
1:00 pm “Farmer-Led Efforts to Improve Water Quality”
  —Sean McMahon, Executive Director, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
1:50 pm “My Experience with Cover Crops”
  —Steve Berger, a farm producer and pioneer in cover crops
2:40 pm Walk to World Food Prize Building Located Across the Bridge
3:00 pm World Food Prize Presentation/Tour
  —Welcome by Ambassador Quinn
5:00 pm Adjourn  
6:30 pm Dinner & Evening On Your Own

Tuesday, June 13

Day Chair: Al LaMar

  Event Location
6:00 - 9:00 am Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet Atrium
6:00 - 6:30 am Vendor Set-Up
 —Tom Thaden, Coordinator
Atrium
8:00 am General Session Salons A-C
8:00 am “The Global Ag Economy and Future Trends”
 —Steve Elmore, Chief Economist, DuPont Pioneer
9:00 am “The Beginnings, The Present, The Future”
 —Phil Jennings, Kinze Manufacturing
9:50 am BREAK & VISIT VENDORS Atrium
10:10 am “Ag Lenders' Outlook and Working with Ag Producers in Understanding Their Current Financial Position”
   —David Buman, Sr. Vice President, Ag Finance, & Chief Lending Officer,
     TS Banking Group
11:00 am “Building Blocks of Soil Health”
   —Doug Peterson, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist, USDA
NOON Luncheon at Hotel Atrium
1:00 - 4:00 pm Spouse/Child Activity Science Center & IMAX
1:15 - 2:00 pm Breakout Sessions, Round 1:  
  Income Tax Aspect and Consequences of Farm Financial Distress Transactions
   —Bryan Manny & Mark Wood, Kansas Farm Management Association
 Salons A-C
  LaCerte Tax Tips, Meet the Software Representative  Salon G
  “Office Tech Update”
   —Carl Johnson & Michael Jolley, NE Iowa Farm Business Assoc. Consultants
 Mississippi / Missouri Rooms
2:05 - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions, Round 2:  
  Income Tax Aspect and Consequences of Farm Financial Distress Transactions
   —Bryan Manny & Mark Wood, Kansas Farm Management Association
 Salons A-C
  LaCerte Tax Tips, Meet the Software Representative  Salon G
  “Responding to Signs of Stress in Membership & Yourself”
   —Margaret Van Ginkel, Hotline Coordinator, ISU Extension Outreach
 Mississippi / Missouri Rooms
2:50 - 3:00 pm BREAK & VISIT VENDORS
Atrium
3:00 - 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions, Round 3  
  “PcMars Updates”
   —Kent Vickre, Iowa Farm Business Association
 Salons A-C
  “Office Tech Update”
   —Carl Johnson & Michael Jolley, NE Iowa Farm Business Assoc. Consultants
 Salon G
  “Responding to Signs of Stress in Membership & Yourself”
   —Margaret Van Ginkel, Hotline Coordinator, ISU Extension Outreach
 Mississippi / Missouri Rooms
3:50 pm NAFBAS Committee Meetings Salons A-C
  NAFBAS State Leaders' Meeting Mississippi / Missouri Rooms
  NFRBMEA Business Meeting Salon G
4:45 PM Adjourn
5:30 - 8:30 pm Evening Event: Iowa State Historical Building
Located 5 Blocks east of Embassy Suites
6:00 pm Dinner, served by Braatta's (a local Italian restaurant)  
7:00 pm Museum and Collection Exhibits (possible private vault tours)  
8:30 pm Group Outing Concludes  

Wednesday, June 14 (Tour Day)

Day Chair: Tracy Ellingson

  Event Location
6:00 - 9:00 am Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet (everyone) Atrium
  CHS Scholarship Recipients' Meeting Atrium
8:20 - 9:00 am Load Buses for Tours  
  TOUR 1 (8:20a Departure, 4:00p Return): Historic Pella, Vermeer, Veld Meat, & Lely  
  TOUR 2 (9:00a Departure, 4:00p Return): John Deere, Gold Star Museum, & Firestone Ag Tire  
  TOUR 3 (8:45a Departure, 4:30p Return): Allendan Seed (Wildflowers), Stine Seed Company (tentative), Winterset Cidery, & Bridges of Madison County's Hogback Covered Bridge  

4:30 pm

Buses Return to Hotel  
6:30 pm Evening on Your Own  

Thursday, June 15

Day Chair: Tom Thaden

  Event Location
6:00 - 9:00 am Embassy Suites' Breakfast Buffet (everyone) Atrium
7:30 am Denny Jackson Storytelling Breakfast
   —Hosted by Ira Beckman, FBM Instructor, South Central College, MN
Salons A-C
7:55 am 2018 Conference Video Presentation
   —Miguel Saviroff & Barry Kurtz
Salons A-C
8:10 am General Session Salons A-C
  “Reducing Nutrient Export, In-Field Management and Edge-of-Field Practices”
  —Dr. Matt Helmers, Associate Chair for Research & Extension,
    Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
9:10 am “Improving Economic and Environmental Performance Through Precision Business Planning”
  —Dr. Dave Muth, Co-founder, AgSolver
10:00 am 2017 Conference Closing Comments
  —Kent Ruppert
 
10:15 am NAFBAS Business Meeting Salons A-C
  NFRBMEA Business Meeting Salon H
11:30 am Adjourn Conference  
NOON NFRBMEA Post-Conference Board Meeting Potomac Room