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You and your farm operation are facing turbulent times. Today’s challenges demand innovative ideas and a 
renewed focus on your business compass. Farmers are asking a lot of questions about how to move forward. You’ll find answers to these questions at the 2015 Top Producer Seminar and Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference. 

The two events will feature more than 30 thought-provoking and inspiring speakers to help you navigate stormy seas. Also, the 2015 Top Producer of the Year and Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award will be announced. 

Agenda Highlights and Must-See Speakers


Jan. 20, 2015
Hilton Chicago, 
downtown on Michigan Avenue

This conference is specifically for young farmers, age 35 and under, to prepare the next generation of farmer-leaders. 

  • Tactics for Tight Margins- Jerry Gulke, president, The Gulke Group; columnist, Top Producer
  • We’ve Got to Do SomethingReg Shandro, Farmacist 
  • Maintaining and Growing Your Land Base in the Current EnvironmentBret Oelke, farm consultant
  • The Secrets of NetworkingAndrew McCrea, host of “America’s Countryside” radio program
  • Shape Your Brand and Improve Communication with Landlords and SuppliersDave Nelson, Nelson Farms; 2013 Top Producer of the Year finalist

Jan. 21 to 23, 2015
Hilton Chicago, 
downtown on Michigan Avenue

Theme: Chart Your Course to Profits- Learn new business tactics and meet farmers from around the country.

  • A Conversation with Howard G. Buffett, farmer and philanthropist 
  • Thinking Beyond the “Now”Ronald LeMay, CEO of FarmLink, former president of Sprint
  • What Does $3 Corn Do to the Farm Economy?Mark Jensen, senior vice president, Farm Credit Services of America
  • Keynote: Speed and Passion: Rules for Success in Sailing and BusinessGary Jobson, ESPN sailing analyst, U.S. Sailing president
  • A Farming RevolutionDavid Hunt, Agrilarity, Ireland

Early-bird registration rates expire Dec. 29. To register for both events, call (877) 482-7203 or visit

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