February 11-12, 2020

Daniel Robison Announced as Keynote Speaker at 2019 ASC

New to Us, But Not New to Ag

Daniel Robison, Dean of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) hosted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa. This two-day conference in Des Moines is held on February 12 – 13, 2019, at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Daniel Robison from West Virginia University, Morgantown, was recently named the next endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. Robison joins us from being previous Dean of WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

Robison received a bachelor’s degree in forestry and master’s degree in silviculture and forest influences from the State University of New York, Syracuse, and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The 2019 ASC annually brings together Iowa’s leading crop, pesticide, and weed management researchers and educators to discuss issues relevant to agriculture and the agribusiness industry. Dean Daniel Robison will address a crowd of over 1,000 attendees during the All Industry Luncheon from 11:30 – 1:30 on February 13, 2018.

Recent Elections Spark Enthusiasm at the 2019 ASC with Great Iowans Leading Ag

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will attend the 2019 ASC as the featured speaker during the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Annual Meeting at 2:00 PM on February 12.

In May 2017, Reynolds became governor of Iowa upon the resignation of Governor Terry Branstad, who stepped down to become the new United States Ambassador to China. Gov. Reynolds is now the first female governor elected to office in Iowa. As a friend to Iowa agriculture and a champion for Iowans, AAI is excited to have Gov. Reynolds as our Annual Meetings’ featured speaker.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney will present the annual Water Quality Initiative Leader Awards at the Tuesday, February 12, Luncheon and the Wednesday, February 13, Pancake Breakfast. The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture annually awards two Certified Crop Advisers and two agribusiness companies that have made an impact on water quality efforts in during the past year.