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Source: 2i Conference news release

Wednesday January 25th, is the day slated for the 4th 2i Conference to be held at the Nielsen Center in West Point. The 2i Conference is hosted by three area businesses with the goal of bringing information and innovation to farmers and livestock producers. Nutrient Advisors, Summit Ag Inc. and the Agronomic Consulting Group (ACG) are excited to bring back this popular event that will host over 450 progressive farmers and livestock operators from at least four different states.

David Kohl, PhD, will again be a featured keynote speaker. Dr. Kohl, who is Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, is widely recognized as one of the most respected Ag Economy speakers in the United States. Dr. Kohl provides cutting-edge information in a dynamic format based upon his many years of academic research and working with commercial banks, ag lenders and producers throughout the world.

Dr. Kohl's personal involvement with agriculture and interaction with key industry players provide unique perspective into the future trends of the agricultural industry and economy. New this year, Gary Baise will be the second keynote speaker at the 2i Conference. Mr. Baise is a principal attorney at OFW Law, is also co-head of the litigation practice, specializes in Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) litigation as well as agricultural corporate governance issues.

Gary Baise will be bringing his vast knowledge to the 2i Conference to educate producers. Gary Baise is a very active member of the Trump transition team and is responsible for putting together Trump's Agricultural Advisory Committee. Gary was mentioned as a possible choice for the Director or the EPA under the Trump Administration.

The 2i Conference will also feature a trade show with curated vendors who will be showcasing innovative services and products throughout the event. The 2i Conference will begin with registration and the opening of the trade show at 10:00am Wednesday, January 25th, followed by a lunch served at 11:00am, with Dr. Kohl taking the stage at noon.

Gary Baise will discuss "Regulatory Changes and the American Farmer" at 2:00pm. Following the second keynote speaker an expert panel will convene on stage and field questions from the audience. Both Dr. Kohl and Mr. Baise will be a part of the panel discussion. The event will wrap up with a social hour during the trade show. A limited number of tickets are available for purchase. To acquire tickets to the 2i Conference please contact Ellan Ruskamp at Nutrient Advisors at 402-372-2236. For additional information please visit the event website at

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