Field to Fork Face-Off Game Show

8:00 a.m. Diamond 2

Speakers: NEFB Promotion & Education Committee

“Field to Fork Face-Off” is a Family Feud-style game that uses the opinions of youth, consumers, and Farm Bureau members to test players’ knowledge of the public’s perspective of agriculture.

Connecting the Dots Between Animal, Human, and Soil Health

10:30 a.m. Diamond 1

Speaker: Glen Rabenberg, Soil Works

Glen Rabenberg will bring his knowledge of animal science and apply it to the soil. Many of the same required nutritional ratios shared by humans, animals, and plants are reflected in the soil.

The Legacy

10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.  Diamond 6

Speaker: Paige Pratt

Learn communication tips, ideas for a successful business model, and ways to maintain relationships through the succession planning process. Gain insight and share in the humor of Paige’s experiences surviving two farm family transitions.

Just Okay, is Not Okay: Tips to Improve Your Grain Marketing Strategy 

10:30 a.m. Diamond 7

Speaker: Heather Ramsey

Learn simple strategies that add dollars & cents to a grain marketing strategy without creating loads of additional work or financial risk. We will tackle the types of marketing strategies that add flexibility & reduce risk, as well as what NOT to do through a short hands-on selling exercise on basis, futures, emotional function of the market, and timing.

One Row at a Time: Fighting Farm Stress

10:30 a.m. Diamond 8

Speakers: Dr. Katie Revels, Hannah Guenther, Beth Reynolds-Lewis

This workshop will help participants understand how our bodies and brains fuel the stress response as we encounter conditions and situations common in agriculture; how that response can spin out of control; and the ‘throttles’ we can find and use to turn down the stress response and regain control. This session will be a panel setup, so bring any questions you might have!

Stand Out in a Crowd and Market Yourself!

11:30 a.m. Diamond 2

Speaker: Morgan Norris, American Farm Bureau, Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee

In any career, there is competition, but how do you set yourself apart from the other applicants? Focus on defining your “why”, building your networking skills, and discover how to be successful in marketing you!

Least Cost Your Rations - Keep Your Out-of-Pocket Down

2:00 p.m. Diamond 1

Speaker: Ben Hellmen, Frontier Mills

Our true goal as producers should be keeping our out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible. We can produce the feed we need for our cattle on our own farm. Learn about building efficiency on your operation by analyzing feedstuffs and building programs around them.

Telling Your Agriculture Story. Is It Actually Important?

2:00 p.m. Diamond 6

Speaker: Bryce Doeschot

How do you cut through the weeds to tell stories that people actually care about? Is it still relevant to try? Gain the tools to share your story in a way that consumers can consume!

Carbonomics - The Wonderful Underground Economy 

2:00 p.m. Diamond 7

Speaker: Keith Burns, Green Cover Crops

Learn the complex relationship between plants, soil, and biology and how the economic fundamentals of supply, demand, currency, capital, energy, resources, infrastructure, and defense will be applied to the bustling subterranean economy of a healthy soil system. You will also learn how Carbon facilitates interactions between plants, soil, and biology.

The Business of Farming

2:00 p.m. Diamond 8

Speakers: Tim Kalkowski, Shane Lechtenberg, Shana Beatie

Farmers and successful businessmen and women share their experiences about starting their businesses, obstacles they have overcome, and the success they have enjoyed! Attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the panel members.

How to Identify and Correct the #1 Limiting Factor in Global Agriculture 

3:30 p.m. Diamond 1

Speaker: Glen Rabenberg, Soil Works 

Weeds, disease, and poor water penetration are symptoms of compacted unhealthy soil. Correcting the cause of soil compaction restarts the soil ecosystem allowing oxygen and water to penetrate the soil profile. Learn how to identify soil compaction and a five-step approach to restore soil health and correct the cause.

The Past, Present, and Future of Drones in Agriculture

3:30 p.m. Diamond 7

Speaker: Josh Floth, Aurora Co-Op

Drones have become a popular tool in agriculture over the past decade and their wide range of uses continues to grow. Come learn about the history of drones in agriculture, where they stand today, and where they will be over the next 10 years.

Food in the Field

3:00 p.m. Diamond 8

Speaker: Hannah Guenther

Food in the Field is an online nutrition program seeking to nutritiously feed those who feed us in the field and everywhere in between. Learn valuable tools to help you plan ahead for the busy seasons.