• 2018 American Society of Agricultural Consultants Conference

    Nov 4, 2018

    Founded in 1963, the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards of professional agricultural consultants.

    Agricultural consultants that are members of ASAC provide the highest quality consulting services to businesses of rural America. Consistent with other agribusiness professionals, the ASAC consultants value honesty and fairness in a manner which promotes the personal growth of your customers, employees and shareholders.

    ASAC consultants advise on business decisions about your current and future operations. Consultants may focus on financial matters, business structure, human relations, business succession planning, personnel management, production or operations issues…and a myriad of other areas that impact your business.

    Agricultural consulting is one of the fastest growing areas of specialization in agriculture. The consultant’s role is becoming more and more critical as agriculture continues its fast-paced trajectory in technology, specialization and mergers.

    Learn More.

    2018 Annual Conference

    November 4-6, 2018
    Embassy Suites on the Plaza
    Kansas City, MO

    To make hotel reservations.

  • 2018 MILK Business Conference

    Nov 5, 2018

    Be challenged, gain a competitive edge and connect with other dairy business owners and managers at this unique education and networking event. MILK Business Conference will offer expert insight on the constantly changing and challenging dairy industry.

    The MILK Business Conference has been around for over 15 years, bringing together dairymen from around the country to network and learn, while enjoying the virbrant city of Las Vegas.

    Top Reasons to Attend:

    1 – MILK Business Conference is a one-of-a-kind networking event, with plenty of chances to talk with peers and make new friends from across the U.S.

    2 – You’ll have the opportunity to hear from experts in the areas of policy, robotics, management, business strategies, weather and communication.

    3 – Get a sneak peak of 2019 markets during a live taping of U.S. Farm Report with host Tyne Morgan.

    4 – Be inspired by dynamic keynote speakers.

    SPECIAL NOTE:  Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors,
    will be speaking on “Thriving Through Change”.

    November 5 – 7, 2018

    The Luxor Resort & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV

    Register for this event here.

    Look for more information on the 2018 event!

  • 2019 Top Producer SUMMIT

    Jan 14, 2019

    January 14 – 18, 2019

    Farm Journal Media announced plans for the first-ever Top Producer Summit, slated for Jan. 14–18, 2019 in Chicago. The Summit is a combination of three highly regarded Top Producer conferences which includes Top Producer Seminar, Tomorrow’s Top Producer and Executive Women in Agriculture (EWA).

    In addition, a Legacy Project Conference and Trust in Food Symposium will take place the same week, all at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

    Bring your entire family and farm team to attend these high-level business conferences!

    Check back for more details. Registration will open this summer.

    Conferences Include: 

    Jan. 15-17, 2019

    Join more than 800 farm executives from the U.S. and Canada while discovering business opportunities, gaining invaluable insights and increasing your competitive advantage at the 2019 Top Producer Seminar. During these few short days, you will hear from 30 challenging and inspiring speakers who will help take your farm operation to the next level. You’ll also be able to trade ideas and network with the nation’s best farmers, ranchers and growers. Learn more about Top Producer Seminar.


    Jan. 15-17, 2019

    Today, women make up more than 30% of farm operators. Top Producer is proud to offer an event dedicated exclusively to women in agriculture. In the past, EWA has drawn nearly 250 producers and agribusiness professionals from 25 states and Canada. EWA features dynamic keynote speakers and educational breakout sessions, as well as unique networking opportunities for women farm owners and operators from around the country. Learn more about Executive Women in Agriculture.


    Jan. 15-17, 2019

    This business conference is focused on younger farmers, ranchers and growers looking to become tomorrow’s leaders. Geared toward farmers age 40 and under, this event offers networking with like-minded producers and access to our industry’s best experts. Join more than 150 producers from 16 states and learn from the industry’s leading speakers. Learn more about Tomorrow’s Top Producer.

    Jan. 14-15, 2019

    Farm Journal offers families an opportunity to take their succession planning a step further. This Legacy Project Conference will dive deep into the logistics of creating a sound succession plan. You’ll hear from several experts who will provide information, insight and answer questions about how to take inventory of your current situation, specific legal and tax tools, how to resolve conflict and pass on your family’s legacy. Learn more about the Legacy Project Conference.

    Jan. 15-16, 2019

    Farm Journal Media’s second annual Trust In Food™ Symposium convenes a select group of C-level executives from across the food system, top CEO farmers, ranchers and growers and C-level consumer advocate groups. Together, this high-powered and diverse group will discuss the five core issues affecting consumer trust: health and nutrition, safety and security, affordability, animal welfare, and conservation agriculture. Learn more about the Trust in Food™ Symposium.

    Check back for more details.
    Registration will open this summer.

    January 14 – 18, 2019

    Hilton Chicago Hotel
    Chicago, Illinois
    For reservations and more information.

  • 2019 Land Investment EXPO – Peoples Company

    Jan 25, 2019

    The first Land Investment Expo was held in 2008, attracting strong interest from land owners, farmers and financial and policy leaders mainly from Iowa and surrounding states. After several years of continued effort, planning and attention, the Expo has grown into one of the nation’s premier forums focused on the future of agriculture.

    Today, the Land Investment Expo is recognized as a world-class conference with top-flight programming. The Expo annually attracts more than 700 attendees from around the world.

    Major institutional investors, national agricultural organizations, economists, as well as political and academic leaders see the Expo as an important exchange on challenges and opportunities involving land investment, market forces and the growing impact of technology in land management. With presentations by some of the most recognizable names in the industry, these high-caliber speakers provide fresh, innovative, challenging content to attendees. Dialogue during multiple breakout sessions related to the farm economy, land values, and land investment strategies provide attendees with ideas and practices to improve not only investment performance but create lasting value

    The 12th Annual Land Investment Expo will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019.

    To accommodate the growing interest in the Expo, we’ll be moving to a larger venue in 2019 – the Iowa Events Center.

    Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, an Emmy Award-winning television show host, bestselling author of over 90 books and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher, will be the keynote speaker.

    For more information, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or

    How does our event continue to draw the most diverse audience of any its kind? With exciting and unpredictable moments – not the same rhetoric year after year. Our event has grown in stature every year by featuring local, national and global perspectives, offering farmers and institutional investors incredible access to some of the world’s foremost specialists on the economy, environment, technology and politics.

    This year’s speakers include:

    Martha Stewart – Emmy Award-winning television host, entrepreneur and bestselling author

    Dennis Gartman, Editor/Publisher – The Gartman Letter

    Dave Franasiak, Principal – William & Jensen, PLLC

    David Muth, Managing Partner – Alternative Equity Advisors

    Mike Pearson – Host of Ag News Daily


    Check this link to register and for more information.


    Friday, January 25, 2019

    7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Iowa Events Center
    Downtown Des Moines

    Sponsored by:



  • 2019 AAPEX Conference

    Feb 6, 2019


    Association of Agriculture Production Executives


    Seeing the need for an organization that provided member-focused educational programming and networking opportunities for the modern farm business, graduates of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) came together to found the Association of Agricultural Production Executives (AAPEX). Today, AAPEX is in its 23rd year and continues the tradition of its founders by hosting an annual educational meeting as well as other educational programs to address member needs.

    Mark your calendars and plan to join the 2019 AAPEX Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

    Save the Dates

    February 6 – 9, 2019

    San Diego, CA

    Check back for more information and details on this event.

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