Executive Women in Agriculture Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 AM Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
   
11:00 - 11:15 AM Welcome
  Sara Schafer, Editor, Top Producer
   
11:15 - 12:00 PM Lessons in Leadership From the Flight Deck
  Carey Lohrenz, First Female U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot
  Sponsored by Corteva
   
12:00 1:30 PM Lunch & EWA Trailblazer Awards Ceremony
  Sponsored by Corteva
   
1:30 - 2:00 PM Dessert in Expo
   
2:00 - 2:50 PM Breakout Session 1
  Managing Market Expectations: Building a Realistic Marketing Strategy
  Angie Setzer, Citizens Grain
   
  How to Analyze for Growth
  Ashley Arrington, AgriAuthority
   
  Making the Transition: Perspectives from the Incoming and Exiting CEOs
  Dick Wittman and Cori Wittman, Wittman Farms, Culdesac, Idaho
   
  Building Consumer Trust Amid Consumer Skepticism
  Erika Chance and Abby Strawder, Sullivan Higdon & Sink
   
  Are You Ready For a Board Seat?
  Sarah Beth Aubrey, A.C.T. Consulting and Top Producer Columnist
   
3:00 - 3:50 PM Breakout Session 2
  Tips and Tools for Effective Grain Risk Management
  Bailey Elchinger, INTL FC Stone
   
  How to Analyze for Growth
  Ashley Arrington, Agri Authority
   
  Making the Transition: Perspectives from the Incoming and Exiting CEOs
  Dick Wittman and Cori Wittman, Wittman Farms, Culdesac, Idaho
   
  Building Consumer Trust Amid Consumer Skepticism 
  Erika Chance and Abby Strawder, Sullivan Higdon & Sink
   
  Going Global: Navigating Trade Issues and Achieving Success At Home & Abroad
  Kelsey Rule, The Rule Law Firm
   
4:00 - 5:30 PM Stop Hunger Now: Package 10,000 Meals for Hungry Families!
  Sponsored by Case IH
   
5:30 - 7:00 PM Networking Cocktail Reception
  Sponsored by Top Third Ag Marketing 

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast with Your State
  Sponsored by Valent
   
8:30 - 9:20 AM Breakout Session 3
  A Blueprint for Your 2019 Marketing Plan
  Naomi Blohm, Stewart-Peterson
   
  Panel: How to Advocate for Your Industry by Sharing Your Story
  Moderator: Anna-Lisa Laca, Top Producer
  Panelists: April Hemmes, Hampton, Iowa; Jenny Schweigert, Keeping Ag Real
   
  Immigration: What Employers Need to Know
  Kelly M. Foriter, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
   
  Mentoring and Being Mentored
  Kell Chole, Grossman Software Solutions
   
9:30 - 10:00 AM Break in the Exhibit Hall
   
10:00 - 11:00 AM Panel: Find Financial Success in a Tough Profit Picture
  Moderator: Sarah Beth Aubrey
  Panelists: Jessica Lehman, First Financial Bank
  Kala Jenkins, K-Coe Isom
  Angie Treptow, Farm Credit Services of America
   
11:00 - 12:00 PM Why Estate Planning is Different for Farmers
  Polly Dobbs, Dobbs Legal Group
  Sponsored by Rabo AgriFinance
   
12:00 - 12:30 PM Break in the Exhibit Hall
   
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch with keynote Speaker
  CAVU: Ceiling and Visibility Unrestricted - Your Ascent to Greatness
  Major Dan Rooney, USAF, Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional,
  Patriotic Philanthropist and Author
  Sponsored by BASF
   
2:15 - 3:00 PM Leadership: You Have Everything Your Need
  Rena Striegel, Transition Point Business Advisors
   
3:00 - 3:30 PM Break in the Exhibit Hall
   
3:30 -4:30 PM How to Keep Your Family Together Across the Generations
  Mitzi Perdue, Perdue Farms and Author
   
5:00 - 6:00 PM Networking Cocktail Reception
   
6:00 - 8:00 PM Top Producer of the Year Banquet
  Sponsored by BASF, Case IH and Rabo AgrFinance

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019 

7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
  Sponsored by FMC
   
8:00 - 8:45 AM "U.S. Farm Report" Taping
  Moderator: Tyne Morgan: Host, U.S. Farm Report
  Panelists: Naomi Blohm, Stewart-Peterson
  Matt Bennett, Bennett Consulting
  Pete Meyer, S&P Global Platt
  Sponsored by Channel
   
8:45 - 9:00 AM Break in the Exhibit Hall
   
9:00 - 10:00 AM Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success
  Mary Kelly, Economist, Author and CEO of Productive Leaders