Movers and Shakers in Ag & the Latest In Research and Technology

The industry’s innovation and technology will be showcased through featured speakers, presentations, and exhibitors. Workshops and exhibits pertain to everyone in the industry – Agribusiness Senior Management, Certified Crop Advisers, Grain Professionals, Pesticide Applicators, Agronomy Specialists, Seed Specialists, and more.

The 2016 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference will feature seminars and workshops focusing on the latest industry innovation and technology and the largest indoor field-day in the nation. Experts from agribusiness, regulatory agencies and educational institutions will be presenting to attendees. All speakers are nationally recognized in their profession.

Download speaker presentations by clicking on their names below. 

2018 Featured Speakers


Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

All Industry Luncheon | Showcase Main Stage
Wednesday, Feb 14 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will be the keynote speaker at the ASC 2018 All Industry Luncheon. Gov. Reynolds joined the most powerful women in politics late last year when she became Iowa’s Governor. Reynolds was chosen to be the keynote for her optimistic outlook for Iowa’s future and her diligence to the agriculture community.



Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg 

AAI Member Meeting | Upper Conference Room
Tuesday, Feb 13 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Adam Gregg serves as Lieutenant Governor of the State of Iowa. When he was selected, Adam was serving in the Branstad-Reynolds cabinet as the State Public Defender, a position he was appointed to by the governor in 2014. Prior to joining the governor’s office, he practiced at the BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines.



Chad Pregracke 

Agribusiness Career Day | Upper Conference Room 
Wednesday, Feb 14 | 12:00 PM

Chad Pregracke is the internationally named 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, founder and president of Living Lands & Waters; a nonprofit river cleanup organization, author and professional public speaker. He is proof one person can make a difference.

Best known for starting out as a young man in East Moline, Illinois wanting a cleaner waterway, Chad has become the champion for the Mississippi River. Growing up on its banks, he worked as a commercial shell diver during his early years, experiencing the river from the bottom up.



Full Bios on the Mobile App

Get full bios of all of the speakers and detailed events information from the Agribiz Showcase App. Available for download from Google Play and the Apple App Store.


Additional Speakers

Click on speaker name to download presentations  - full bios are available on mobile app 

Steve Berger, Producer

Ryan Bergman, Program Coordinator, ISU

John Cantwell, Ph.D., Technology Development Rep, Monsanto

Sara Carlson, Midwest Cover Crop Director, Practical Farmers of Iowa

Matt Helmers, Professor, ISU

Craig Jorgensen, National Accounts Sales Manager, AgCo Corp

Dr. David Muth Jr., VP Agronomic Planning and Sustainability, EFC Systems/AgSolvr

Doug Peterson, Regional Soil Health Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Adam Seabert, Product Manager, John Deere & Company 

Evan Sivesind, Program Manager, ISU

Mark Storr, Sr. Technical Service Rep, BASF Corporation 

Edwin Suarez, Technical Agronomist, Midwestern Bioag

Wendong Zhang, Ast. Professor of Economics, ISU




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