Top Producer Seminar


Jan. 27-29, 2016
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL

Registration is open! Click here to reserve your seat.


About Top Producer Seminar

No matter which way the market moves, there are always opportunities to prosper. Learn how at the 2016 Top Producer Seminar. During three short days, you’ll hear insights from nearly 30 challenging and inspiring speakers who will help you take your farm business to the next level. You’ll also have the opportunity to trade ideas and network with fellow top producers. See for yourself! 

Topics will include:
  > Tax Planning
  > Risk Management
  > Leadership Transition/Succession Plans
  > Farmland Value and Rent Trends
  > Growth Strategies
  > And More!

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The tentative 2016 Top Producer Seminar agenda will be posted soon! 


2015 Event Coverage

  • Save the Date for Business Education

    9/1/2015 12:00:00 PM

    Mark your calendar for these winter events from Top Producer

  • Nominate the Nation's Best Farmers 7/28/2015 12:00:00 PM
    In 2016, Top Producer will present its 15th Top Producer of the Year Award and fifth Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award.
  • Overcome the Psychology of Lower Prices 6/17/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Don’t let lower grain prices paralyze your marketing plan. Mark Gold, president of Top Third Ag Marketing, provides tips on how to manage risk.
  • Mature Into Ownership 4/1/2015 2:02:00 AM
    Young producers can advance careers with experience, long-term plans
  • Build Bridges Between Generations 3/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how young farmers can assume leadership roles
  • Help to Weather Turbulent Times 3/9/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Experts share how farms can advance with caution during the 2015 Top Producer Seminar.
  • Gulke: Farmers Must Evaluate Their Cost of Living 3/5/2015 12:10:00 PM
    Producers must consider farm costs as well as family costs in order to accurately gauge their financial health, notes Jerry Gulke, president, The Gulke Group.
  • A Conversation With Howard G. Buffett 2/25/2015 2:47:00 AM
    Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett joined Farm Journal Editor Charlene Finck on stage at the Top Producer Seminar in Chicago for a question and answer session.
  • Calculated Growth 2/25/2015 2:37:00 AM
    Intense analytical skills and a strong team allow young farmer to thrive
  • A Top Tax Rate Faces the Ax 2/19/2015 12:00:00 PM
    There's a good chance the top tax rate on business income will get tamped down, explains The Farm CPA Paul Neiffer.
  • Trust Fund Loopholes 101 With Paul Neiffer 2/16/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Congress won't approve these tax proposals by President Obama, yet it's a good idea to be aware of them nonetheless, says The Farm CPA.
  • Gulke: Don't Blame President Obama 2/12/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The American economy remains robust in spite of changes in presidential administrations, argues Jerry Gulke, farmer and president of The Gulke Group.
  • Farm Business Success Begins With Attitude 2/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
    A good, positive attitude will be key for young producers to excel in the coming year, advises Chris Barron, Iowa producer and farm business consultant.
  • Farm Goal for 2015: Be Agile 2/5/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Use the observe, orient, decide and act (OODA) decision-making cycle developed by a military strategist, advises Mike Richardson, an international business coach.
  • Top Tips from the 2015 Top Producer Seminar 2/4/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Read the highlights from this year's event to gain tips on how to make your farming operation stable and profitable in 2015.


2015 Top Producer Seminar eBook

2015_TPS_ebookHelp to Weather Turbulent Times

Experts share how farms can advance with caution during the 2015 Top Producer Seminar. Download the free 2015 Top Producer Seminar eBook.