2018 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

Event Location: William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building sponsored by Principal Financial Group

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    February 13, 2018
  • 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
    February 14, 2018

Event Description

The Agribusiness Showcase & Conference has always been about giving our attendees the opportunity to explore the innovative tools they need to stay up to date with our industry. The industry’s innovation and technology are showcased through featured speakers, industry education, and exhibitors.

Workshops and the showcase floor exhibits are for everyone in the agricultural industry. Each year the Showcase & Conference attracts over eleven hundred of people ready to see to see the latest technology, make new connections, and attend one of our many educational sessions.

http://www.agribizshowcase.com/

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

8:00 AM

AG INDUSTRY CROP MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Morning Plenary Session (Upstairs)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Break Out Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CCA Luncheon (Upstairs)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session (Upstairs)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Break Out Sessions


CCA AWARDS AND AAI MEMBER JOINT LUNCHEON
11:30 AM

Years of service awards for 15 and 20 year CCAs, CCA of the Year Awards, and keynote speaker.

2:00 PM

AAI ANNUAL MEETING

Following the luncheon, ALL members are invited to the AAI Annual Meeting. In addition to lunch, the annual meeting includes a keynote speaker, key updates.

4:00 PM

SHOWCASE FLOOR OPENS

5:00 PM

ALL INDUSTRY RECEPTION

The reception features a relaxed atmosphere, cold drinks throughout the floor, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, a cash bar, AND our first shotgun giveaway of the event at the conclusion of the evening. (Must be present to win.)

7:00 PM

SHOWCASE FLOOR CLOSES

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

7:30 AM

"SHOTGUN" PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Open to exhibitors and ASC early birds. PLUS – a special shotgun drawing ONLY for those who attend the breakfast. 

8:00 AM

SHOWCASE FLOOR OPENS

9:00 AM

IOWA SEED ASSOCIATION SEED FORUM

COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATOR RECERTIFICATION

10:00 AM

AGRIBUSINESS CAREER DAY

One student from each of our fifteen represented Iowa community colleges will receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

12:00 PM

ALL INDUSTRY LUNCHEON

The Luncheon features a keynote speaker and the Iowa Seed Association Scholarship recipient recognition

1:30 PM

CONSERVATION COLLEGE

An in-depth overview of conservation practices to increase familiarity and knowledge level so ag retailers and CCAs can be an information resource for their customers.

1:30 PM

COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT JOB FAIR

Over 200 community college students will flood the Job Fair looking for potential contacts, job opportunities, and internships. Click here to register as an exhibitor. 

2:45 PM

SHOWCASE RAFFLE DRAWINGS

Shotguns and more!

3:00 PM

SHOWCASE FLOOR CLOSES

 

Event Category: Trade Shows

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