Iowa Agriculture Summit
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

**Agenda NOT FINAL. All times approximate. Check back for updates**

7:00AM
Doors Open & Check-in Begins

8:00AM
Welcome from Event Host Bruce Rastetter

8:10AM
Remarks from Governor Kim Reynolds

8:20AM
Remarks from U.S. Senator Charles Grassley

8:30AM
Trade & Manufacturing Panel
Host: Bruce Rastetter
Moderator: Mike McGinnis, Marketing Editor, Successful Farming

Panelists:
Randy Spronk – Past President, National Pork Producers Council
Mark Core – Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Vermeer Corporation
Jim Field – President, Agriculture & Turf Division, Deere & Company
Fred Gorrell – Assistant Deputy Minister, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

9:40AM
2018 Farm Bill Panel
Host: Bruce Rastetter
Moderator: Phil Brasher, Senior Editor, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.

Panelists:
Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Iowa State University
Craig Lang, Farmer & Past President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Gary Wertish, President, Minnesota Farmers Union
Craig Uden, President, National Cattleman’s Beef Association

10:50AM
Remarks from U.S. Senator Joni Ernst

11:00AM
Remarks from Secretary Sonny Perdue
Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

11:50AM
Memorandum of Understanding
USDA Mentorship Initiative Signing

12:00PM
Remarks from Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Lunch Break – Boxed lunch will be served

1:00PM
Remarks from Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant & Head of Mission, Consul General Khawar Nasim, Canada

1:15PM

Conservation, Sustainability & Water Quality Panel
Host: Bruce Rastetter
Moderator: Gary Baise, Principal Attorney, OFW Law

Panelists:
Secretary Jim Reese, Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry, State of Oklahoma
Dr. Richard Cruse, Director of the Iowa Water Center and Agronomy Professor, Iowa State University
Matt Carstens – Senior Vice President, SUSTAIN, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Ann Robinson, Ag Policy Director, Iowa Environmental Council
Marian Singer, co-founder & CEO of Wellntel

2:25PM
Renewable Energy Panel
Host: Bruce Rastetter
Moderator: Mike McGinnis

Panelists:
Dave VanderGriend, CEO, ICM, Inc.
Doug Berven, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, POET, Inc.
Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels Business Council

3:00PM
The Next Generation of Farmers & Ranchers – Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Neil Hamilton, Director of the Agriculture Law Center, Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law, Professor of Law, Drake University

Panelists:
Chris Beyerhelm, Acting Administrator, USDA Farm Service Agency
Steve Records, SCORE Chief Operating Office
Madeline Shultz, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Woman in Agriculture Program Manager, Iowa State University
Michael Hein, Vice President & Sr. Loan Officer, Liberty Trust and Savings Bank
Tim Couser, Couser Cattle Company, Iowa