The 2018 Top Producer Seminar will take place Jan. 23-26 in Chicago. Join more than 800 farm executives from the U.S. and Canada to discover business opportunities, gain invaluable insights and increase your competitive advantage at this annual business conference.
- a 50% discount on self-parking for the length of your stay
- an upgrade to the Executive Package which includes:
- a $10 food and beverage credit per night toward your spend in the hotel restaurant
- complimentary fitness center access
- premium high-speed internet access
- guestroom on a high floor
During these few short days, you will hear from nearly 30 challenging and inspiring speakers who will help take your farm operation to the next level. Here are just a few speakers lined up for the 2018 event:
Athlete, Adventurer, Farmer
This year’s keynote speaker will inspire you and reignite your belief that anything is possible with vision and hard work.
Dodge Development president, executive coach and business consultant
Negotiation is an exchange of satisfactions. But how do you develop a climate of “win-win” while negotiating? Brian Dodge will teach you the keys to successful negotiations based on his 27 years of experience.
University of Illinois and Agrible co-founder and Senior Atmospheric Scientist
Each year Eric Snodgrass guides more than 1,500 students through the wild side of weather. He’ll show how to access and use the latest weather forecasting technologies and provide numerous free resources for weather analysis and forecasting.
Sarah Beth Aubrey
A.C.T. Consulting Principal and Top Producer columnist
Sarah Beth Aubrey’s mission is to enhance success and profitability in agriculture by building capacity in people. She strives to foster that potential through one-on-one executive coaching, facilitating peer groups and leading boards through change-based planning initiatives.
Pro Farmer/Farm Journal Washington Policy Analyst
Ag policy and trade expert Jim Wiesemeyer will showcase his decades of experience and exclusive policy knowledge. Since 1978, he has interviewed senior government officials, including former Presidents Reagan and Carter, as well as several USDA secretaries since the mid-1970s. Now he looks into his crystal ball to see how President Trump’s administration will affect your farming operation.
The Gulke Group and Top Producer columnist
Jerry Gulke farms in Illinois and North Dakota and is president of Gulke Group Inc., a market advisory firm based in Chicago. He has more than 30 years of grain and livestock marketing experience. Jerry’s focus is to inform, educate and aid producers in the area of risk management, using futures, options, cash contracts and technical timing.
Learn more and register for the 2018 Top Producer Seminar!