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Agribusiness Showcase & Conference | Des Moines, Iowa

February 11-12, 2020

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. For the most up-to-date schedule, download the app.

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TUESDAY - February 11, 2020

9:00 AM

Ag Industry Crop Management Conference

Sponsored by Iowa CCA Program

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Plenary Session A (Upstairs)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Break Out Session B
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Iowa CCA Award Luncheon (Upstairs)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Break Out Sessions C,D,E
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Reception and Food

12:30 PM

Iowa CCA Awards Luncheon

Iowa CCA "Years of Service Awards" - 15, 20, & 25 years
Iowa CCA of the Year Award

2:00 PM

Iowa Women in Agribusiness Leadership Forum

2:00 PM | Speakers
4:30 PM | Networking Session
5:00 PM | Reception and Food

Supporting Sponsors:

   

4:00 PM

Trade Showcase Floor Kick off Reception

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

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

BreakZone Sponsor:

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.)

Kegs Sponsored by:

6:00 PM

Live Auction

Proceeds to support the Iowa Agribusiness Political Action Committee (IA-PAC) and the AAI Foundation.

Items include:

  • Wyoming lodge stay
  • Vintage Prints
  • Exclusive ISU Football Tickets
  • And more!

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 12, 2020

7:00 AM

"Shotgun" Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by:

     

Open to exhibitor staff and all ASC 2020 attendees

Featured Speaker
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Water Quality Initiative Awards
Presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Special Raffles:
- Exclusive drawing ONLY for those who attend the breakfast

8:00 AM

Showcase Floor Opens

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9:00 AM

Iowa Seed Association Annual Meeting &  Seed Forum

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Conference Room A

Hosted by: Iowa Seed Association

ISU Scholarship Recognitions to follow
Luncheon Speaker on Showcase Stage


Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification

Conference Room B


The Right Way to Apply Digital Technologies to Agriculture

Conference Room C

Sponsored by: MentorMate


Understanding Compliance

Conference Room D

Hosted by Asmark

10:00 AM

Agribusiness Career Day

Upper Conference Room

Sponsored by: Farm Credit Services of America

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


It's Profit Not Price

Conference Room C

Sponsored by: AgMarket.Net


Agribusiness Association of Iowa Annual Meeting

Conference Room D

Sponsored by: AGP

12:00 PM

All Industry Luncheon

Showcase Main Stage

Sponsored by: CF Industries

Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recipient Recognition
Presentation by Dr. Thomas Brumm, Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Keynote Speaker
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

1:30 PM

Community College Student Job Fair

Showcase Floor Southwest Corner

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.


Animal Disease Preparedness; What the Food & Grain Industry Needs to Know

Conference Room B

Hosted by: AAI

Guest Speakers

Leah Wilkinson, V.P. of Public Policy and Education
American Feed Industry Association

Dr. Andrew Hennenfent, Emergency Management Coordinator for Animal Health
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Jamee Eggers, Producer Education Director
Iowa Pork Producers Association

2:00 PM

Agribusiness Leadership Academy - Launch Meeting

Conference Room C

Hosted by: AAI

2:55 PM

Showcase Raffle Drawings

3:00 PM

Showcase Floor Closes

See you next year!
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