2018 ACI Conference & EXPO

2018 ACI Conference & EXPO

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7:00pm - 10:00pm

EPLP Networking Event at Punch Bowl Social
ACI Education & Events Committee
Catch up with classmates and make new connections at the first annual Emerging Professional
Leaders networking event!



Member Education
ACI Education & Events Committee

  • Session 1: Grain Grading, PM 4
  • Session 2: Soil & Water Seminar, SW 4 &/or CCH 1
  • Session 3: HR 101: Recruiting Talent & Retaining Employees, PM 4

8:00am - 10:30am

Legislative Breakfast at Statehouse
ACI Policy Committee

ACI will be hosting its first Legislative Reception at the Indiana Statehouse, 3rd Floor North Atrium prior to the Annual Conference to introduce members to state policymakers and the government affairs process.  RSVP to Katie.Glick@icemiller.com if you plan to attend. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch & Trade Show

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Amy Cornell, ACI President
Rod Miller, ACI Chair

1:10pm - 2:00pm

How to Make the Most of Change
Chris Williams, Rosen’s Inc.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

A Look Ahead: ACI Committee Plans for 2018
Amy Cornell, ACI President
ACI Committee Chairs

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Trade Show & Expo

4:00pm - 4:45pm

A Peak Under the Cap: Who do Farmers Rely on for Information?
Drew Garretson, Moderator
David Hardin, Hardin Family Farms Danville, IN
Joe Kelsay, Kelsay Farms Whiteland, IN
Jim Kline, Kline Family Farms Hartford City, IN
Don Lamb, Lamb Farms Lebanon, IN

4:45pm - 5:30pm

Implementing the Statewide Ag Strategic Plan
Beth Archer, AgrIInstitute
Bruce Kettler, ISDA Director
Lee Lewellen, IOM, President/CEO – Indiana Economic Development Association, CEO – IEDA Foundation
Josh Trenary, Executive Director, Indiana Pork




7:00am - 8:00am


8:00am - 8:40am


  • Option 1: Making the Most of Membership
    ACI Board Members
  • Option 2: Policy Update
    ACI Policy Committee

8:50am - 9:30am


  • Option 1: Agronomists Tools for Your Trade, NM 1 &/or CCH 1
    Cristie Edwards, Nutrien
  • Option 2: The Future of Ag: A Glimpse at Farm Incomes
    Lon Swanson, Wells Fargo

9:40am - 10:20am


  • Option 1: How to Sell Anything to Anyone, PM 1
    Rusty Thompson, Syngenta
  • Option 2: How to Have Tough Conversations, PM 1
    Kristen Dickey, Wendy Osborn, Angie Buckler, Farm Credit Services

10:30am - 11:00am

Trade Show & Heavy Snack

11:00am - 12:00pm

Dicamba: Lessons Learned in 2017, CM 1 &/or CCH 1
Rod Miller, Moderator
Dr. Jeff Bunting, GROWMARK
Travis Crist, Long and Hufford Farms, Rossville, Indiana
Long Hufford Farms Rossville, IN
Ty Witten, Monsanto

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Keynote Speaker
Agriculture Trends, Topics, and Tomorrow - An Insightful and Entertaining Look at Current Issues Impacting The Business of Food, Fuel, and Fiber

Damian Mason is an entrepreneur, farm owner, writer and speaker. His on stage career began in 1994 when he resigned from corporate America to become a professional Bill Clinton impersonator. Times change and so do presidents. Damian transformed from political humor by creating his next opportunity. Today, he delivers insights and information - in a very entertaining manner - on the two subjects he knows best: Agriculture and Business.


Exhibitor Info


  • 10 x 10 booth spaces
  • 2 individual registrations
  • pipe and drape
  • signage
  • two chairs
  • wastebasket
  • 6’ skirted table


Full Conference

Booth Size Member Non-Member
10’ x 10’  $1,000 $1200



Registration Fees

General Registration 

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $275


Thursday, January 25 Only Registration

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $175



Friday, January 26 Only Registration

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $175 $200


Seminars Thursday, January 25

  Member Non-Member
Session One  $75


Session Two  $75


Session Session Three  $75



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