We will hear from Riverland Alumnus Dr. Jerry Nelson who has spent time in North Korea and many other global destinations about his thoughts regarding education, agriculture, food policy, government, and leadership. You will also meet and hear from recently retired National FFA Officer Valerie Earley about her year in office and the importance of youth leadership development.
Riverland’s Farm Business Management instructor Kyle Huneke plans to share his experience working with producers on niche markets, local foods, and distance learning to improve their profitability. A summary presentation by consultant Da’Nela Higgins on the recent “Growing Acres” conference at Riverland will give insight into work being done to strengthen our area’s economy and livability. Plan to cheer on a local young farmer as he or she receives the Mower County Outstanding Young Farmer Award during the summit.
The Holiday Inn-Austin is preparing a delicious meal to be served at noon. Several vendors plan to set up booths to share information with you. Thanks to our generous sponsors there is no charge for the summit registration or meal. We just need you to register below for a meal count.
The Ag Summit Panel Break-Out Sessions will allow you the opportunity to meet in small groups with presenters, leaders and innovators that are making progress in such areas as building soil health, cover crop research, innovation, product development, leadership, niche markets and local foods. You will find many opportunities for learning and networking. Please make plans now to participate in the 2018 Ag Summit.
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2018 Ag Summit Presentation on Growing Acres
Day 2 Keynote: Kathy Zeman from MFMA
Day 1 Community Plot: AURI
Day 1: Understanding MN Tax Laws
Day 2: Cottage Food Producer Training
Day 2 Special Guest Speaker-Sara George
Day 1 Keynote: Region 5 and Sprout
2018 Ag Summit Invitation