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(tentative schedule)


Tuesday, February 27

Early Riser Session Commodity Prices: There’s a 100% Chance That No One Knows 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Learning Center Session The Ag Economy Barometer: Lessons from 2017 and Strategies for 2018 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Mini What’s New Sessions 5-Minute Innovation Presentations 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Learning Center Session Locking in Your Legacy: What to Anticipate in Ag 2028 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mini What’s New Sessions 5-Minute Innovation Presentations 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Main Stage Successful Farming® Talk: Positioning for Profit in 2018 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  Ag Executive Panel: The Infrastructure for New Technology 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  Learning Center Session: Power to the Plant: Set Record Yields For Your Farm 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  Ag Keynote: Soybean Weed Control: Dicamba, Liberty & Why You Can’t Skip the Pre 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Wednesday, February 28

Early Riser Session Live taping of U.S. Farm Report 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

General Session

Keynote Speaker: Keni Thomas 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Main Stage Learning Center Session: Harnessing the Power of Digital to Solve Agriculture’s Most Complex Challenges 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  Successful Farming® Talk: Key Design Features to Farm Shops 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  Successful Farming® Talk: Maximize Farm Profit by Minimizing Machinery Failures 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  Successful Farming® Talk: Successful Marketing 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  Ag Keynote: What Your Fertilizer Dealer Won’t Tell You 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What’s New Sessions Eight 40-Minute Innovation Presentations (concurrent) 12:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Learning Center Sessions Grain Markets and The Hotel California 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  Ag Technology: Shaping the Now and the Future of Farming  
  Leaving a Legacy on Your Farm through the Soil  
Learning Center Sessions Hot Topics from Our Nation’s Capital 2018 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  Practical Approaches for Cover Crops and Soil Health  
  Consider Corn Challenge  
Learning Center Sessions What's a Guy Gotta Do to Get a Drought Around Here? 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Around the World With U.S. Soy  
  From Farm Field to Capitol Hill: Implementing and Advocating for the Right Practices  


Thursday, March 1

Early Riser Session The Great 2018 Grain Marketing Debate: Rising Tide or Everyone for Themselves? 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Learning Center Sessions The Rise of Rural America: What’s on the Horizon 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
  The Ultimate Watch List for 2018 Grain Marketing  
  The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund: How Growers Can Support Honeybee Health and Monarch Recovery  
  Six Secrets to Producing High Yielding Soybeans  
Main Stage Cooking Demonstration 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  Learning Center Session: The Future of Pest Control 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  Learning Center Session: Take Action on Pesticide Resistance: Management Strategies for 2018 and Beyond 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
What’s New Sessions Two 40-Minute Innovation Presentations (concurrent) 9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Closing Learning Center Session Learn From the Masters 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.