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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ASFMRA'S AGRONOMICS INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
Source: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers news release

AgroNomics, Vision 2013 ‐ a U.S. Agricultural Investment Conference & Trade Show ‐ is set to open October 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. The conference, presented by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), will run through November 2, 2012. AgroNomics has been billed as the place for leading investors and fund managers to connect with the nation's rural land experts.

Attendees will gain insight from targeted program sessions on global investments and land markets, the increasing role of institutional investors in agriculture, the future of farmland values, and agriculture's role in 21st century economics. "We're building off the success of last year's conference, which proved to be the event for ag investors, fund managers, land managers, property valuators, ag consultants, and rural land and property sales experts," said Paul Joerger, AFM, who is this year's AgroNomics Program Chair and President‐Elect of ASFMRA. "This event gives attendees the opportunity to get immersed in topics that will keep them informed about the everchanging ag investment landscape." The 2012 conference is being held in conjunction with the 83rd Annual Meeting of ASFMRA at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel.

Featured conference speakers include DuPont Pioneer Global Economics Director, Steve Elmore; Wells Fargo Senior VP and Agricultural Economist, Dr. Michael Swanson; Hancock Agricultural Investment Group Vice President of Business Development, Stephen Kenney; and AEW Capital Management Director, Hunt Stookey in addition to many more high profile agricultural experts. Noted futurist, Dr. Lowell Catlett, is also on the program agenda and is scheduled as the conference closing speaker.

The AgroNomics - Vision 2013 conference will include an industry trade show, continuing education opportunities, a spouse/guest program and a wide variety of networking functions.

The early registration deadline is October 4th. Reduced registration fees are available to conference attendees through this date and a number of registration options are available. A complete Conference Guide can be downloaded at www.agro‐nomics.org. For more information, contact Cheryl Cooley at (303) 692‐1215 or ccooley@asfmra.org.

AgroNomics - Vision 2013 and the 83rd Annual Meeting of ASFMRA are sponsored in part by Winfield Solutions, LLC, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Monsanto, Syngenta, Case IH, Farm Credit, Lindsay Corporation, Rabo AgriFinance, LLC, AgriData, Inc., AgWare, Inc., AXA Equitable Agrifinance, LLC, CDMS, Inc., Climate Corporation, Crown Appraisals, Farmers Edge, Farmers National Company, FBS Systems, Inc., Halderman Farm Management, Hertz Farm Management, Kifco, Inc., Land Pro, LLC, LG Seeds, Reinke Irrigation, Truax Company, Inc., Valmont Irrigation, AEW Capital Management, LP, LandsofAmerica.com, Mid States Farm Management Co., AgProfessional Magazine, Farm Press, Beck's Hybrids, CGB AgriFinancial Services, United Soybean Board, WineHawk Labs, Inc, Wyffels Hybrids, and LandOwner.

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) is recognized as the premier organization for rural property professionals, providing excellent education, networking opportunities, and legislative representation for its members. The American Society was founded in 1929 and has 35 local chapters within seven regional districts throughout the U.S.

Complimentary Press Registration is available for media interested in covering the conference.

Please contact Cheryl Cooley at (303) 692‐1215 or ccooley@asfmra.org to arrange for press
credentials.


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