CEO, Farm Direction
THE VAN TRUMP REPORT
I host the "Van Trump Conference" each year in an attempt to address key issues and concerns that are impacting the agricultural industry. In doing so, I invite and bring together, under one roof, many of our nation's top producers, traders, investors, and ag industry professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to network in a casual environment and hear what many of the top minds are thinking. Not only will we be deeply discussing the markets and where prices are headed, but we will also be discussing land values, rents, shifts in consumer demand, policy changes, crop insurance, transportation, interest rates, etc... In addition, I've invited some of the newest agriculture start-ups to be on hand so we can meet as well as interact directly. These agriculture start-ups are developing and bringing to market some of the newest disruptive technology in our industry. I believe too often we get caught up in our own world and fail to see what's happening on the perimeter. I hope each year this event helps break those barriers and introduces attendees to new ideas and new friends. Hope to see you in December! - Kevin Van Trump
At this year's event you will have the chance to hear some of the leading voices in Agriculture. Check back as we confirm and update our speaker list.
CEO, Farmers Business Network
CEO, Transportation Consultants Company
CEO, Founder of Kronus
President at DiNicola, LLC
Lansing Trade Group
President, Farmers National Company
CEO, Conestoga Energy
Founder, President and Senior Agricultural Meteorologist at World Weather Inc.
CEO, iSelect Fund
CEO, Peoples Company
Director of Bock Ag Policy Center, University of Illinois
Radio Host, WILL AM 580
CEO, Holganix LLC
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital
Director, Market Intelligence, American Farm Bureau Federation
Co-Director, Ag and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University
Director of Business Development, McDonald Pelz
CFO, Farmland Partners
CEO, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Vice President, Channel Sales, Conservis
Do you realize some farmers here in the U.S. are now growing Russian Dandelions as a cash crop for rubber factories?
There are many new alternatives now hitting the industry that have the ability to reduce compaction and increase yields by 10-15%.
Precision Planting is making huge advancements with multi-hybrid planters and billions are now being invested to continue pushing the envelope.
Seed Technology is rapidly changing with the advancement of CRISPR and precise gene editing in plants. China recently used the technology to create a fungus resistant wheat. Find out what's next.
Field Monitoring and Data Management continue to make huge strides and need to be closely followed. The latest advancements will be on hand.
This new area of ag tech has seen huge investments the past 24-months. Many believe the recent technology coming out of the labs will help increase global yields by 15-20%.
With all of the change in technology there are some who believe the value of land will start to more rapidly shift. Come hear from experts who are managing millions and the moves they are making in preparation.
We will have panel discussion and conversations throughout the day regarding changes in transportation, consumer demand, the supply chain, etc...
Great food, great friends and the exchange of great information with some of the best in the industry. Good times!
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(816) 322-5300. Payments can be made electronically or by traditional invoicing.
Networking Night - Open Bar and Appetizers
Kicking it off on Tuesday we will host a major "Networking Night" including all of the guest speakers and presenters. We will be providing appetizers and an open bar. This should be a terrific event where attendees and sponsors can gather to socialize in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. All sponsors will be invited, introduced and included in all marketing and promotional material.
Wednesday's Main Event - Breakfast
Wednesday's Main Event - Lunch
If your tired of hearing the same old song and dance, this is a MUST attend event. I have put together a dynamite cast of speakers as well as creating longer breaks for more meaningful discussions to occur.
Special Conference Rate: Mention the Farm Direction - Van Trump Conference when making reservations and you will receive the Group rate. Please note that the discounted VTC2017 price will be only available until the room block is exhausted. Regular room rates will apply afterwards.
Click Here to reserve your room online or call 1(888) 233-9527 and be sure to mention the Van Trump Conference 2017. Reservations can be made starting May 8, 2017. If you need to call the hotel direct: 1(816) 474-6664 ext. 7500. If you have issues call the office at (816) 322-5300.
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