January 14 – 17, 2019

Farm Journal Media announced plans for the first-ever Top Producer Summit, slated for Jan. 14–17, 2019 in Chicago. The Summit is a combination of three highly regarded Top Producer conferences which includes Top Producer SeminarExecutive Women in Agriculture (EWA), and Tomorrow’s Top Producer.

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!

Here is more information on how you can Register for these events!

Conferences Include: 

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.

Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, will be speaking at two Breakout Sessions on January 14th on:
“My Kids Want Me Out, But I’m Not Ready to Go!”

Rena Striegel will be speaking at the General Session on January 15th on:
“Setting the Stage for Transition: Expectations, Boundaries and Timelines”

Learn more about the Legacy Project Conference.

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.

Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, will be speaking at the Breakout Session on January 16th on:
“Professionalizing your Family Farm: 5 Areas You Don’t Want to Overlook”

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.

Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, will be speaking at the General Session on January 16th on:
“Leadership: You Have Everything You Need”.

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.

Register NOW for these events!

January 14 – 17, 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.

2019 Iowa Women in Agriculture

Aug 1, 2019 

The 13th Annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa.

Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, will be one of the gues speakers at this event.

Check back with us to get all the details on registration and conference details.