In an industry that works to make every dollar go further, there's no better deal than this year's Agricultural Publications Summit. We're rocking the industry with a hot program that features professional improvement, in-depth information and plenty of fun as well.
We're celebrating our fifth annual meeting of industry professionals with a trip to Cleveland - home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a great lakefront, and a good vacation spot if you have a little extra time. For us roller coaster fans, nearby Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio, is a national favorite, and there are plenty of other attractions as well.
But our team has put together a program that's so information packed, it'll keep you at the Renaissance Hotel learning more about a wide range of topics for the entire meeting.
APS starts Sunday, July 27, with two very interesting, and overlapping, workshops. Take your pick between "Working Effectively Across Cultures" or a design clinic titled "How'd You do That?"
On Monday, July 28, we have the annual golf outing. For those of you who don't plan on hitting the links, we have part two of the design clinic, a morning photo clinic and even a session on boosting your memory - "Never Forget a Name." These three sessions run at the same time, so choose wisely.
Monday afternoon we feature the "Issues and Newsmakers Forum," where we've put together a nationally recognized panel on the topic of food safety.
We've also planned a panel of farm consultants to give us some insight into "What Readers Need." This is one more way we can connect with our customers - the reader - to provide products that help them profit in their operations.
Tuesday is a day full of workshops with more than a dozen to choose from on topics ranging from digital photography to capturing your creativity. For a manager trying to maximize a professional improvement budget, APS is an excellent value, as these seminars demonstrate.
And on Wednesday, after our annual business meetings, we finish with a great closing speaker - Don Logan, chairman and CEO of Time Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. It's sure to be a rousing closer to a rocking good time.
So plan on being on hand for a meeting that has proven in the past five years to be an industry event that benefits all who attend. AM
Chairman, 2003 APS Steering Committee