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NEW SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCED: FOOD AND AG AT THE INTERSECTION
Source: Farmers National Company news release

Agriculture is again at an intersection facing not only financial pressure from low commodity prices but also a changing market place for its products. Many on the periphery of the industry are trying to invest in agriculture or integrated business opportunities.

With consumer trends rapidly moving the needle into new and more complex areas, which trends will have long enough shelf life to generate profits for capital investment? Which trends will never materialize a sustainable business model? How should production agriculture's traditional players modify their businesses to fit into this changing market?

Our symposium will bring together attendees from across the country and throughout the entire food supply chain. Symposium faculty will share their experience, opinions, and research from up and down the value chain of agriculture to help answer these questions and more. Omaha is the perfect location for this discussion as it is in the intersection of the industry where food, crop agriculture, transportation, exports, meat production, and consumers meet. Make plans to attend today as space is limited.

Background
Our symposium will be held in Omaha, Nebraska on May 1st (late pm start) and May 2nd. The Symposium will open on Wednesday evening (at the Omaha Marriott, Capitol District) with an opening reception and short presentation to set the stage for the next day.

Our planned format for the next day is to have 3 panels of 4 presenters as well as a keynote presentation the morning of the 2nd, and a closing presenter to wrap up the meeting. The purpose of the symposium is to focus on the fact that consumer trends are impacting production agriculture more today than at any time in our memory.

With that being the case, the trends we will concentrate on are those that both cause disruption for producers, and those that present opportunity for producers and investors. In essence we want to explore how many of these trends have legs and will be around long enough that they will actually change the way that farms are operated.

This is our first time hosting this meeting in Omaha. Symposium hosts are Farmers National Company, Lindsay Corporation, and Gavilon,. Lindsay Corporation is a publicly traded international irrigation company headquartered in Omaha. Gavilon, also an Omaha based company, works in the international agricultural supply chain from commodity grains to organics. Farmers National Company is the nation's leading landowner services company with headquarters in Omaha.

To register click here

For more information contact Randy Dickhut, Farmers National Co., RDickhut@farmersnational.com; 800-346-2650


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