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Farming for the Future 2017
March 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 pmFree
Scott will also be presenting a free workshop demonstrating his CashCow software on March 9. Click here for more information or to register.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Scott Anderson: “Becoming the Lowest Cost Producer: Lessons from a Farmer”
Location: Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI
Scott grew up on the family farm in Andover, South Dakota. He is a third generation farmer who farms 7,500 acres of corn and beans. He shares his passion for farming with marketing, analytics, and software development.
To ensure financial success of the family farm, Scott headed to New York after college and worked on Wall Street. He sharpened his skills in the areas of Commodities, Macroeconomics, Investment Banking, Debt Financing, and Business Analysis.
Scott witnessed, first hand, the financial devastation and ruin that many farmers experience when commodity markets fall and their farms stop thriving, and in some circumstances, just fail. Scott saw the need for the development of new tools – tools that would not only help farmers keep up with the rigors of farming, but create profit in a down market.
Scott is the founder and CEO of CashCow Farmer, which develops software to help farmers quickly identify which fields are making money and which are losing money.
Three RUP credits and a MAEAP Phase 1 credit will be offered.
Space is limited—register early! Please RSVP by March 1. Register online or call (269) 657-4030 x 5
|8:30 a.m.||Registration & Refreshments|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome & Introductions; VBCD Programs|
|9:30 a.m.||Keynote Address: Scott Anderson|
|10:45 a.m.||Panel: Financial Strategies|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch (free!)|
|1:00 p.m.||Breakout sessions|
|2:00 p.m.||Breakout sessions|
|3:00 p.m.||Breakout sessions|
This meeting is open to all growers!
Session A: Specialty Crops
Session B: Grain Crops
For full session descriptions, click here: Session descriptions & speaker bios
1:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. “Nematodes, the Good, the Bad and How to Win the Battle with Soil Health,” Marisol Quintanilla (MSU)
B. “No-Till Planting Strategies and Economics,” David St. John (Ag Spectrum Company)
2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. “Enhancing Pollinator Habitat and Ensuring Pollination,” Julia Brokaw(MSU)
B. “Common Sense Nutrient Management Strategies,” Bill Copeland (Precision Ag Services)
3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
A. “Irrigation Efficiencies for Specialty Crops,” Damon Abdid (MSU)
B. “Irrigation Efficiency for Overhead Systems and Opportunities for Cost Share” Lyndon Kelley (MSUE) and Josh Crandall (NRCS)