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2019 Conference Agenda
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Pre-conference Workshops (optional)
Introduction to QuickBooks (session is full)
Advanced QuickBooks (session is full)
Explore Viticulture and Enology
Why is Precision Agriculture Technology Important?
|4:30–6:00 p.m.||Exhibitor set-up - Conference Center Foyer|
|5:00–6:00 p.m.||Registration and early check-in available - Conference Center Foyer|
Thursday, February 7, 2019
All sessions will be in the conference center.
|7:30 a.m.||Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast - Conference Center Foyer
Silent Auction opens (ends 10:45 a.m. Friday)
Welcome and General Session - Big Basin/Kaw Nation
The Food Police
Dr. Jayson Lusk, a food and agricultural economist who studies what we eat and why we eat it
In a time when many people call themselves food experts, Jayson Lusk takes a critical look at the politics behind food and agriculture. Lusk argues that the "food movement" is built on ever-greater government involvement in the nation's grocery stores and kitchens, and that consumers should be wary of who is redesigning their food system.
Breakout Session 1
Breakout Session 2
Lunch and General Session - Big Basin/Kaw Nation
Designing the Future of the Farm — Estate Planning to Make the Farm a Perfect Fit for the Next Generation
Attorney Stacey L J Seibel
Family Farms, like people, come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are large operations and some small. Some family farms have many family members who depend upon the farm for their livelihood and future. While other family farms may have only one clear family member as the successor. In some family farms, the next generation wants to work together and keep the farm owned as a unit. While in other family farms, it may be best to distribute specific land to specific beneficiaries. Estate planning to effectively pass the farm to the next generation must be tailored to each family’s unique goals and desires. Estate planners use tools, such as LLCs and Trusts, to be able to achieve the custom results needed by the family. In this presentation, Stacey Seibel will explore different family farm scenarios and the pros and cons of different estate planning options -- all with the goal of achieving the perfect estate planning fit.
Dessert and Visit Vendors/Exhibitors - Conference Center Foyer
Breakout Session 3
Breakout Session 4
Networking Reception and Roundtables - Big Basin/Kaw Nation
Independent Agriculture Producers
Agriculture Industry Career Women
On your own or dinner in small groups
Friday, February 8, 2019
Breakfast Buffet available from 7:30-8:30 a.m. - Conference Center Foyer
General Session (8:00 a.m.) - Big Basin/Kaw Nation
Managing Your Landowner Relationship
Dr. Mykel Taylor, Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
Agricultural land leases are some of the most important business dealings we encounter in production agriculture. Dr. Taylor will draw from her research and extension programs to offer economics-based strategies for improving lease negotiations and the relationships between landowners and tenants.
Breakout Session 5
|10:15-10:45 a.m.||Visit vendors/exhibitors, Silent Auction ends at 10:45 a.m.|
Breakout Session 6
Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Big Basin/Kaw Nation
The Family Farm Table: Connecting with Each Other
Amanda Freund, a third generation family farmer who manages three farm businesses — a dairy farm, a farm market and bakery, and their value-added product, CowPots
Our family’s farm table is the center. It’s where we celebrate holidays, place commodity orders, and review balance sheets. Whether it’s cluttered with this week’s mail or set for a family dinner; our farm table is where we have a chance to reconnect with each other. It is also the place that can connect us with consumers as they rely on us to produce food and fiber to put on their own family’s table. Sharing funny, quirky, frustrating and heartfelt stories from my family’s table; we’ll talk about finding the farm/life balance and the connections we all need to keep farming.