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2016 ACI Conference Agenda and Presentation Downloads

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

11:30am–1:00pm
(Lunch in Marriott 5-6)

Conference/Expo Registration
Walk-around lunch in Expo Hall

1:00–2:00pm
(Marriott 1-4)

Global Forces at Work Affecting Agriculture
Bruce Scherr, Chairman of the Board and CEO,
and Agribusiness Informa Economics

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2:00–2:45pm
(Marriott 1-4)

How Do These Forces Affect our Business – ACI Member Discussion
An ACI Member Discussion Moderated by Jay Akridge, Purdue University College of Agriculture @JayAkridge

2:45pm

BREAK
TRADESHOW OPEN

3:15–4:15pm
(Marriott 1-4)

Working for Indiana Agribusiness in Congress
A discussion with Congressional Representatives
Jackie Walorski (IN-2) @repwalorski
Luke Messer (IN-6) @Congress_LukeM
Moderated by Mark Shublak, ACI Lobbyist – Ice Miller LLP @INagribiz

4:15–5:00pm
(Marriott 1-4)

Closing Keynote Address –In the Company of Heroes
Michael Durant, Retired Chief Warrant Officer, Master Pilot,
Best-Selling Author, and Inspiration for the Movie
Black Hawk Down

5:00pm

RECEPTION
TRADESHOW OPEN

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016

7:00–8:00am
(Marriott 5-6)

BREAKFAST
TRADESHOW OPEN

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

8:00–8:30am
(Marriott 7-10)

ACI in Action
Beth Bechdol, Agribusiness Council of Indiana @INagribiz

TRACK A (Marriott 1-2)

8:45–9:40am

Nutrient Management and the 4Rs – Lessons from the Western Lake Erie Basin and Elsewhere
Peyton Harper, The Fertilizer Institute @4Rnutrients
Chris Henney, Ohio Agribusiness Association @OhioAgriBiz
Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, The Nature Conservancy @Nature_Indiana
Moderated by Jordan Seger, Indiana State Department of Agriculture @ISDAgov

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9:50–10:45am

How to Operate in Today's Financial and Capital Markets
Fritz Schutte, Periculum Capital
Pat Morand, Open Prairie Ventures
Tom Karlson, Rural American Fund
Moderated by Mike Schweickert, J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC

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TRACK B (Marriott 3-4)

8:45–9:40am

Are We Facing a Transportation and Infrastructure Crisis?
Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition
Laurie Hiler, CGB Enterprises
Tim McNulty, CSX Corporation
Moderated by David Holt, Conexus @CONEXUS_IN

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9:50–10:45am

Meet Your Indiana Regulators
Rick Ruble, Indiana Department of Labor @INDeptofLabor
Matt Pearson, Office of the Indiana State Chemist
Carol Comer, Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management @idemnews
Kent Abernathy, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles @INBMV
Moderated by Ted McKinney, Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture @ISDAgov

10:45–11:15am

BREAK
TRADESHOW OPEN

GENERAL SESSION

11:15am–12:00pm (Marriott 1-4)

Values, Trust and Science – Agriculture and the Consumer
Terry Fleck, Executive Director, Center for Food Integrity @FoodIntegrity

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12:15pm (Marriott 7-10)

Closing Luncheon and Keynote Address
Robb Fraley, World Food Prize Laureate and Executive Vice President
and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto @RobbFraley

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1:30pm

ADJOURN