Agribusiness Showcase & Conference | Des Moines, Iowa

February 12-13, 2019

The Agribusiness Showcase & Conference offers multiple educational opportunities while showcasing industry innovation and technology through featured speakers, presentations and exhibitors. Below are the available events at the Showcase & Conference. The schedule is subject to change.

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TUESDAY - February 12, 2019

8:00 AM

Ag Industry Crop Management Conference

Sponsored by Iowa CCA Program

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Morning Plenary Session (Upstairs)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Break Out Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Iowa CCA Joint Luncheon (Upstairs)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session (Upstairs)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Break Out Sessions

10:00 AM

INREC Special Session

Hosted by INREC

11:30 AM

Iowa CCA Awards and AAI Member Joint Luncheon

Iowa CCA "Years of Service Awards" - 15, 20, & 25 years
Iowa CCA of the Year Awards
Water Quality Initiative Awards for CCAs presented by:
by Julie Kenney, Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

12:30 PM

Afternoon Plenary Session

Labor Issues, Burnout, & Keeping Good People
Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College
Troy Upah, CEO, AgPartners
Caitlin Anderson, 
 Attorney, BrownWinick Law Firm

2:00 PM

AAI Annual Meeting

Sponsored by AGP

Following the luncheon, ALL members are invited to the AAI Annual Meeting. The annual meeting includes key updates of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and will recognize 25-year members of the association and new members of the Iowa Agribusiness Environmental Partnership (IAEP).

Featured Speaker: 

Governor Kim Reynolds

4:00 PM

Trade Showcase Floor Kick off Reception

Trade Show Floor Open
4:00-7:00 PM

Silent Auction Opens
4:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday
8:00 - 3:00 PM Wednesday

5:00 PM

All Industry Reception

The reception features a relaxed atmosphere, refreshments throughout the floor, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, AND our first shotgun giveaway of the event at the conclusion of the evening. (Must be present to win.)

Reception Keg Sponsored by Calcium Products

6:30 PM

(NEW!) Live Auction

Proceeds go to AAI's Political Action Committee (PAC). Items include:
- AAI Collector's Edition Henry Riffle (serial number 001 out of 010)
- Updates to come...

6:45 PM

Showcase Raffle Drawings

Must be present to win!

7:00 PM

Showcase Floor Closes

Please join us for breakfast in the morning!

WEDNESDAY - February 13, 2019

7:00 AM

"Shotgun" Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by DMACC

Open to exhibitors and all ASC attendees

Special Raffles:
- Exclusive shotgun drawing ONLY for those who attend the breakfast
- Heads or Tails raffle for a custom made gun cabinet "Freedom Case"

Water Quality Initiative Awards for Agribusinesses:
- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

10 Year ASC Exhibitor Recognitions 
- Recognizing all ASC Exhibitors who have participated in the last 10 years at this AAI hosted event!

8:00 AM

Showcase Floor Opens

View 2019 Showcase Map

9:00 AM

Conservation Training

Conservation Training Plenary Session

Presented by CTIC (2 CEUs)
Conference Room D 

10:00 AM

Agribusiness Career Day

ABC Day sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America

Keynote Speaker Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

One student from each of our fifteen represented Iowa community colleges will receive a $1,000 scholarship. View all scholarship sponsors.

Community College Student Job Fair

Over 200 community college students will flood the Job Fair looking for potential contacts, job opportunities, and internships. Click here to register as an exhibitor. 

Lucento Fungicide Launch Meeting

Presented by FMC
Conference Room A

11:00 AM

Conservation Training

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Presented by CTIC (1 CEU each)
Conference Room C & D

Iowa Seed Association Seed Forum

(attend CTIC presentation from 9:00-11:00 AM)

11:00 AM - Annual Meeting
11:15 AM - Special Speakers
12:00 PM - Door Prize Giveaway
12:00 PM - Luncheon at the showcase stage

ISU Scholarship Recognitions to follow
Luncheon Speaker on Showcase Stage

12:00 PM

All Industry Luncheon

Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recipient Recognition

Susana Goggi, Professor, Iowa State University - Seed Science Center

Featured Speaker: 

Daniel Robinson, Dean, Iowa State University - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

1:30 PM

Conservation College

Presented by: Iowa Nutrient Research & Education Council

This session provides an in-depth overview of practices included in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.

Miravis Neo Roll-Out Session

Presented by Syngenta

Conference Room A


2:55 PM

Showcase Raffle Drawings

3:00 PM

Showcase Floor Closes

See you next year!
Save the date: Feb 11-12, 2020

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