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When planning your visit to the show, make time to listen to some of our special topic speakers.  Hear about the latest ideas, trends and advancements in agriculture.  
 
 
 

Speaker Sessions have a new home - the Harvest Room - inside the Exhibit Building. 

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Speaker Session Location

Speaker Session Location

 
Harvest Room

Harvest Room

 
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2016 Speakers

2017 Marketing Outlook

2017 Marketing Outlook

Tredas LLC - Doug Simon
Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 9:30 am

Learn how we use futures, basis and carry, and crop insurance in a disciplined approach to dramatically improve farm marketing.
 
SMART irrigation Decisions

SMART irrigation Decisions

CropMetrics - Scott Speck & Kylen Hunt
Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 10:30 am

Highly educational approach on the tools producers can use to make better and more informed irritation decisions. What types of technologies are available, what to look for in a SMART irrigation program and where to find people to connect with that hold the knowledge of these tools.
 
UNL Cornhusker Economic Outlook

UNL Cornhusker Economic Outlook

UNL Extension group will be speaking on the following topics:

- Barriers to Successful Farm/Ranch Business Transfers
- Farmland Values and Rental Rate Trends
- Farming and Ranching on the Margin
- Risk Management Techniques During Depressed Markets

Representing UNL Extension on these topics will be:

- Cory Walters, Extension Grain Marketing Specialist
- Tina Barrett, Director Nebraska Farm Business, Inc.
- Robert Tigner, Extension Educator - Red Willow County
 
Grain Marketing Strategies

Grain Marketing Strategies

The ARC Group - Heather Ramsey
Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 9:30 am

How we help the producer to maximize grain prices by separating futures, basis & carry.
 
Diversifying your operation with a swine finishing contract.

Diversifying your operation with a swine finishing contract.

The Maschhoffs, LLC - Alan Stephens
Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 10:30 am

Learn how contract hog finishing as a Maschhoff Production Partner can diversify your farming operation, increase revenue, decrease fertilizer costs and improve soil quality and crop yields. The Maschhoffs' industry leading program offers a low-risk investment in a 30+ year income producing asset. No experience? No problem - Maschhoffs will guide and help you with every step of the process.
 
Exploring Alternative Engery Sources

Exploring Alternative Engery Sources

Dawson Public Power - Bobby Johnson
Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 1:00 pm

Are wind or solar energy in your future? The possibility of generating power with your own solar panels or a wind turbine is an interesting idea. Join Dawson Public Power District as they discuss the basics of owning renewable power generation and using it to offset energy usage at your home or business. Topics will include sizing of equipment, safety concerns for owners and utility lineworkers, Nebraska's net metering law and valuable tips on selecting a contractor.
 
Stewardship for Today, Stustaining for Tomorrow

Stewardship for Today, Stustaining for Tomorrow

Miller Evolve, LLC - Ben Miller, Mike Sides, Mike Nichols
Thursday, Nov. 17 @ 2:00 pm

Soil specialists will discuss a comprehensive approach to soil stewardship through cover cropping, soil amendments, and microorganisms. Growers, conventional and organic alike, will learn processes to move in a direction of sustainable agriculture for their farms.
 
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