The Agribusiness Showcase & Conference offers multiple educational opportunities while showcasing industry innovation and technology through featured speakers, presentations and exhibitors. Below are the available events at the Showcase & Conference. The schedule is subject to change.

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TUESDAY - February 13, 2018

WEDNESDAY - February 14, 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

11:30 AM

CCA Awards and AAI Member Joint Luncheon

Years of service awards for 15, 20, and 25 year CCAs, CCA of the Year Awards, and the Water Quality Initiative Awards by IDALS.

12:30 AM

Afternoon Plenary Session

Dicamba Panel Discussion:

Moderator - Dr. Kristine J. Shaefer, Pesticide Safety Education Program Manager
Dr. John R. Cantwell, Ph.D, Monsanto
Mark A. Storr, BASF Corporation

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 key updates. 

Featured Speaker: 

Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg

3:00 PM

Special Session 

Glyphosate Lawsuit - California's Prop 65
Catherine Hanaway, Partner, Husch Blackwell 

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, AND our first shotgun giveaway of the event at the conclusion of the evening. (Must be present to win.)

6:45 PM

Showcase Raffle Drawings

7:00 PM

Showcase Floor Closes

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. 

Water Quality Awards by IDALS for Agribusinesses

8:00 AM

Showcase Floor Opens

10:00 AM

Agribusiness Career Day

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

Dicamba Applicator Training

Presented by: Monsanto

PRE-REGISTER ON MONSANTO'S SITE - Click Here to Register for Training

12:00 PM

All Industry Luncheon

Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Recipient Recognition

Susana Goggi, ISU Seed Center

Featured Speaker: 

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

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.

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

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