Harvest Profit

BUSINESS OF FARMING

Web Summit/Conference

Wed, Jan 24th

$150

Conferences can be a great way to implement new ideas into your farm. But.....they can get expensive! We are opening our checkbook to bring you a line up of first class farm business speakers for you to learn from without having to travel.

Join us on Wednesday, January 24th as we invite speakers from across the country to share their best farm management practices
all without requiring you to travel!

Our event starts in

5% Rule: Small Changes Lead to Big Results

Kristjan Hebert

Kristjan Hebert, the managing partner of Hebert Grain Ventures, is a much sought-after speaker on a variety of farming and agri-business topics. Kristjan’s background includes successfully operating an 11,000 acre farm, mastering the latest technological and business practices, and many years spent as a Chartered Accountant with MNP carefully scrutinizing the business practices of hundreds of farms.

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Back-tested Grain Marketing Tools & Timing

Ed Usset

Ed is a Grain Marketing Specialist for the University of Minnesota and Center for Farm Financial Management, and the coordinator of the Minnesota Master Marketer Program, a series of intensive training programs designed to improve the marketing skills of grain producers.

Read More 9:30 am CST

The Four Megatrends in Agriculture

Mike Pearson

Mike Pearson, host of Public Television's Market to Market takes an in-depth look at the way agriculture will be changing in the next 20 years. The past century has been one of non-stop progress in efficiency, technology and yield and Mike pulls together his wide ranging reports on the industry to analyze the four biggest trends driving agriculture forward.

Read More 10:30 am CST

The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of American Commodity Prices: 2000-2016

Dr. Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts is founder of The Kernmantle Group, an economics research and training consultancy. Dr. Roberts is a nationally-renowned expert and speaker on the grain and energy markets. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, and Forbes, and has been interviewed on CNBC. Roberts received a B.A. in Economics from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University. Prior to graduate school Roberts worked as a commodity and energy derivatives broker in Vienna, Austria and as a market research consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in North Carolina. From 2001 through 2016, Roberts was and Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at The Ohio State University. He is an active speaker, appearing approximately 50 times per year around the nation on grain, petroleum, and biofuels markets, and is also an active consultant to the commodity industry.

Read More 12:30 pm CST

The Headwinds and Tailwinds Facing Farmers in 2018 (and what to do about it!)

Dr. Ed Seifried

As a nationally recognized speaker on economic issues and forecasting techniques, Dr. Edmond Seifried provides a unique, simplified approach that will help your farm navigate through the maze of economic indicators and financial news releases. Dr. Seifried is a Professor of Economics and Business. He acts as a consultant to the banking industry and is an author of both academic and popular articles and books. Edmond has traveled extensively in the former Soviet Bloc countries where he served as an advisor and consultant to the newly privatized commercial banks.

Read More 1:30 pm CST

Big AHA - How to Future Proof Your Farm Against Tomorrow’s Transformational Trends Today

Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich is a well-recognized global futurist, speaker, and author of eleven books, including award-winning best sellers. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations and not-for-profit organizations on five continents.

Read More 2:30 pm CST

The Modern, Intelligent Approach to Farm Accounting

Freddie Barnard

Freddie Barnard is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. His interests include agricultural finance and farm management. He has had extensive experience in agricultural lending. Professor Barnard’s responsibilities include serving as director of the Midwest Agricultural Banking School. The school is cosponsored by the Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio Bankers Associations and is held at Purdue University. In addition, he is the coordinator for the Indiana Bankers’ Agricultural Clinic. He also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

Read More 3:30 pm CST

Insuring Your Farm's Actual Gross Margin

Grant Kosior

Grant is the CEO of Global Ag Risk Solutions. They provide gross margin insurance based on a farm's actual income and expenses (no county-based yields or futures price averages!). Grant will be discussing his company's innovative insurance product as well as a bunch of interesting profitability studies they've done to complement their insurance underwriting.

Read More 4:30 pm CST

Traits of Successful Farms

Nick Horob

Nick is the founder of Harvest Profit and a consultant with Market Wise Ag Services. He previously worked on the investment team of successful Minneapolis-based private equity fund, ShoreView Industries.

Read More 5:30 pm CST

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a web conference?

We know traveling can be expensive and time consuming so we are bringing you a live farm management conference to your home/office. The conference will be hosted on our web-based portal and each presentation will feature a live Q&A. If you aren't able to attend all of the presentations, no worries, they will be recorded and available to all paid attendees.

What are the internet requirements required to attend?

Our conference software provider recommends an internet connect with 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload for a stable and consistent stream of audio and video. We will be recording all speakers and will provide that content for you to access forever.

Can I buy multiple tickets?

Definitely! Email us at support@harvestprofit.com and we'll get you set up with a multi-ticket package, a great gift for customers or partners!

When will I receive my "ticket"?

We will be emailing you further attendance details in mid-December.

Any other questions?

Please email support@harvestprofit.com if you have additional questions.