Van Trump Conference 2017

December 6, 2017

Kansas City, MO

About #VTC17

CEO, Farm Direction

Publisher, Editor

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

Guest Speakers & Panelists

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.

Economic & Ag Forecast

Featuring: Dennis Gartman

Publisher/Editor 

The Gartman Letter

Tom Williamson

CEO, Transportation Consultants Company

Jim Farrell

President, Farmers National Company

Andy Daniels

CEO, Founder of Kronus

Professional Trader

Natalie DiNicola

President at DiNicola, LLC

Mike Mock

Lansing Trade Group

Randy Blach

CEO, CattleFax

Tom Willis

CEO, Conestoga Energy

Steve Bruere

CEO, Peoples Company

Drew Lerner

Founder, President and Senior Agricultural Meteorologist at World Weather Inc.

Carter Williams

CEO, iSelect Fund

Jesse Vollmar 

CEO, FarmLogs

Eric O'Brien

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fall Line Capital

Jonathon Coppess

Director of Bock Ag Policy Center, University of Illinois

Todd Gleason

Radio Host, WILL AM 580

Barrett Ersek

CEO, Holganix LLC

Matt Moen

Vice President, Channel Sales, Conservis

John Newton

Director, Market Intelligence, American Farm Bureau Federation

Joe Outlaw

Co-Director, Ag and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M University

Andrew Ward

Director of Business Development, McDonald Pelz

Luca Fabbri

CFO, Farmland Partners

Kenneth Zuckerberg

Executive Director, Rabobank

Food & Agribusiness Research

Chris Harbourt

CEO, Agrible

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

James Olson - Former CIA Chief of Counterintelligence

He and his wife Meredith met at the CIA and raised three children during a dangerous 25-year career as spies. They retired from the agency, but their work continues as mentors on life, love and the meaning of American patriotism. Olson is now a Senior Lecturer at the Bush School, where he teaches courses on intelligence, national security, and international crisis management. He served for over 25 years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counter intelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Professor Olson has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations.

Don't Miss This Important Event!

Van Trump Conference 2017

Early Bird Special

$199 if you register by August 31st

2017  Van Trump Conference

2017 Van Trump Winter Conference

Cancellation Policy: 

Full refund by September 1.

50% refund by October 1.  No refunds will be given after this date.

This event will not be cancelled due to weather and no refunds will be issued.

Partners

Topics Covered

Market Outlook & Forecast 

On hand will be several leading markets analysts and traders providing their insight and opinions on both short-term and long-term ag prices and outside investment ideas. You do not want to miss this year’s event.

Economic Outlook & Stock Market Forecast

Energy Price Direction & Outlook

Row Crop Price Direction & Outlook i.e. corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, etc...

Livestock Price Direction & Outlook i.e. cattle, hogs and poultry​

Land Valuations and Long-Term Price Direction

Corn

Soybeans

Wheat

Rice/Cotton

Cattle

Hogs

Weather

Energy

Marketing

NEW Ag Technology

Precision Agriculture is making huge strides and we are seeing dynamic shifts in technology and adoption rates. You will hear first hand from those who are on the leading edge and driving disruptive innovation our direction.

INDUSTRIAL CROPS


Do you realize some farmers here in the U.S. are now growing Russian Dandelions as a cash crop for rubber factories​?​​

COMPACTION RATES


There are many new alternatives now hitting the industry that have the ability to reduce compaction and increase yields by 10-15%.

PRECISION PLANTING


Precision Planting is making huge advancements with multi-hybrid planters and billions are now being invested to continue pushing the envelope.

SEED TECHNOLOGY


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


Field Monitoring and Data Management continue to make huge strides and need to be closely followed. The latest advancements will be on hand.

PRECISION FERT. & SPRAY TECH


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%.

LAND INVESTMENTS


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.

DISRUPTIVE TRENDS


We will have panel discussion and conversations throughout the day regarding changes in transportation, consumer demand, the supply chain, etc...

NETWORKING


Great food, great friends and the exchange of great information with some of the best in the industry. Good times!

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Don't Forget To Reserve Your Room!

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. 

 Crown Plaza

1301 Wyandotte Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Come see the Plaza Lights!

What started with a single strand of Christmas lights strung over a store entrance in 1925 has turned into a living legend as the most spectacular holiday lighting display in the nation.

A local tradition for 86 years, Plaza Lights is a 15-block holiday spectacle on the famed Country Club Plaza, featuring thousands of glimmering, jewel-colored lights that accentuate every dome, tower and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district. Come check it out!

Country Club Plaza

4750 Broadway St. 

Kansas City, Mo 64112

Thursday December 8, 2016

Kickoff: 7:25pm

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