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Click on the links to access Power Points from the 2016 Summit

Jan. 21, 2016 - Thursday

Planning and Partnering for Effective Risk Management - Mark Hoorman, Farm Manager, New Vision Farms; Wayne Noffsinger, Manager, Helena Continental; David Widmar, Purdue University; Brady Spangenberg, Market Intelligence Manager, BASF

Ready, Set, Grow! Build Custom Goals to Drive Growth – Kathleen Walton and Dennis Roddy, K·Coe Isom

Tech TrendsWillie Vogt, Editorial Director, Penton Agriculture

Positioning for success in the economic reset - Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech

What you need to know about China's shifting corn policyManuel Sanchez, U.S. Grains Council

A growth plan for tough timesPeter Martin, finance & growth consultant, K-Coe Isom

Jan. 22, 2016 - Friday

Track sessions (see below)

Defending Agriculture: A crop of new rules aheadGary Baise

2016 Outlook: Marketing for tough times Bryce Knorr, senior market analyst, Farm Futures

TRACK SESSIONS Friday Jan. 22, 2016

Tech and risk management


Business planning

How to build a marketing plan for today's grain market –Bryce Knorr, Farm Futures Senior market analyst

How to access capital and work with your lender in 2016 - Nate Franzen, President, Agri-business division, First Dakota National Bank

5 questions to get you started on your legacy plan – Rich Dunn, Principal and financial planner, DunnCreek Advisors


Set yourself apart from the competition: Landowner negotiation strategies – Lance Burditt, senior director, Water Street Solutions

Panel discussion: Data in Action - Farmers discuss how they use farm management cloud-based dashboard tools for better efficiency and logistics –




Tactics for tight margins –- Are you ready for 2016? Bob Craven, University of Minnesota ag economist


ROI with a UAV:  Understanding fact and fiction of UAV ownership - Matt Barnard, Brett Haas, Crop Copter

Living off your depreciation: Is it a good idea? How to make the most of the current equipment marketKelvin Leibold, farm & ag business management specialist, Iowa State University

Entity planning: S, C, LLC, LP, LLP, LLLP - which one is best? - Paul Neiffer, CPA, principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

What young farmers need to know in the 'new normal' - Jerry and Jason Moss, farm managers, marketing consultants and Illinois farmers

Managing on ever slimmer margins and maximizing after tax net worth - Dwight Raab, Farm Business Farm Management Association director, University of Illinois

Online tools to help you benchmark your business and survive tough times Bob Craven, University of Minnesota ag economist