Why YOU Should Attend:
Hear from experienced speakers who deliver practical advice on current and future technologies that drive farm efficiency
Network with top dealers, manufacturers and agribusiness leaders from across the midwest and get answers you need from leading ag solution experts
Walk away with actionable practices, strategies and tips to to improve efficiency and profits in your business
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY, February 25
7:00 am – Executive Meeting
9:00 am – INEDA Board Meeting
6:00 pm – Specialty Manufacturers Reception
TUESDAY, February 26
7:30 am – Registration
8:00 am – Annual Member Meeting
9:00 pm – SESSION I: Kevin Barkow, Global SP Manager – Trimble Agriculture
10:00 am – Networking Break
10:30 am – SESSION II: Jim Mintert, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture – Purdue University
12:00 pm – All-Inclusive Lunch
12:30 pm – Special Guest as DESSERT SPEAKER:Bill Moos, Director of Athletics – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
1:00 pm – Networking Break
1:15 pm – KEYNOTE: John Nagel, CEO & Founder – CyberNet Security, LLC.
SPECIALTY MANUFACTURERS RECEPTION
LUKE MILLS BAND
The Specialty Manufacturers Reception begins at 6:00 pm Monday evening and is something you definitely won’t want to miss! Luke Mills along with two of the best midwest musicians are going to play all the best country music along with some original hits of Luke’s. Great food, cold beverages and live music…guests are sure to enjoy an awesome evening full of laughs and good conversations!
Luke Mills is an independent recording artist from Nebraska who has performed with some of the biggest names in Rock & Country Music. He has seen the success of multiple chart topping radio singles and has been a staple in the independent music community across the United States. Luke showcases his voice within a show that is high energy and engaging as he brings an authentic style of songwriting to the stage alongside some of his favorite covers from the artists that have influenced his musical career.
“Is the Future of Ag Already Here?”
Kevin Barkow, Global SP Manager – Trimble Agriculture
What does it mean when we speak of autonomy? Do we have to wait for the next “big thing” before we can realize what the future holds? The answer is “no.” The future of Ag is here now. Trimble’s Kevin Barkow will help shed some light on what that means for the grower of today and the grower of tomorrow. It is up to you, your customer’s trusted advisory, to educate and show how the “future of precision ag” is available now.
“What Farmers Are Telling Us About the U.S. Farm Economy”
Jim Mintert, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Director, Center for Commercial Agriculture – Purdue University
Trade wars, regulations, interest rates, commodity prices and farm policy, as well as farmland values and rental rates, can all affect farmers’ attitudes. But with so much volatility, it’s a challenge to identify which factors are driving farmer sentiment. The Ag Economy Barometer, based on a monthly nationwide survey of U.S. crop and livestock producers, provides an ongoing measure of farmer sentiment and provides insight into the key factors driving shifts in farmers’ perspectives about the U.S. farm economy and their own farming operations.
Special Guest as Dessert Speaker:
“Leading Through Adversity”
Bill Moos, Director of Athletics – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
What does it take to successfully lead the athletic department of a Big-10 or PAC-12 university? How do you juggle the pressure of fan expectations with the well-being of student athletes? University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bill Moos will give you a glimpse into the competitive world of college athletics and share his thoughts on where things are headed for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
“Cyber Security: It Isn’t IF You Will Be Hacked, But WHEN”
John Nagel, CEO & Founder – CyberNet Security, LLC.
There are two types of companies; those who have been targets of cyber-attacks and those who will be. John will discuss the state of cybersecurity, regulations for cybersecurity training in your dealership or manufacturing facility, what hackers are after, what happens to stolen data and next steps for your company.