December 10, 2008

Nebraska Ag Classic set for next week

The Nebraska Ag Classic kicks off next week, with some annual meetings beginning Monday (Dec. 15); the LEAD alumni dinner is that same night. If you haven’t made plans to attend be sure to visit the meeting website for more info. Lots of good information and speakers will be on hand, plus a trade show with more than 35 exhibitors.

Like in years past, the Ag Classic takes place at the Holiday Inn in Kearney.

The annual meeting of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association is Tuesday (Dec. 16). It runs from 8 to 11:30 am. Rick Tollman, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, will be on hand for a keynote address during the annual meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend.

The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its annual listening session that same day – from 2 to 4 pm. This is a time for corn growers to come and talk about the Nebraska Corn Board’s activities and interact with board members and staff.

The theme of this year’s Ag Classic is The Challenge of Change, and certainly there have been a lot of changes in agriculture over the last year!

Opening the conference right after lunch on the 16th is Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity. He’s an expert in animal rights groups and their motives and will help producers learn how to deal with this important issue.

Other speakers on Tuesday include Brad Lubben, who will provide information on the new ACRE Program, and Dr. Weldon Sleight, who will discuss some of the things happening to our rural communities, including economic development.

On Wednesday (Dec. 17), a second round of informative speakers are on the agenda, including Mike Krueger, founder and president of The Money Farm, and Jim Wiesemeyer, of Informa Economics’ Washington, D.C. office.

For the full program, click here.

The Ag Classic is sponsored by these groups:

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