KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Decorated Navy Seal & Best Selling Author of Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell’s #1 New York Times best-selling book, Lone Survivor, tells the harrowing story of four Navy SEALs who journeyed into the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Operation Redwing. An unparalleled motivational story of survival, the book is also a moving tribute to the friends and teammates who did not make it off the mountain. A powerful testament to the courage, integrity, patriotism and community that forged these American heroes, Lone Survivor is an incredible account of teamwork, fortitude and modern warfare.

 

In January 2014, Luttrell’s amazing story made the leap to the big screen with the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell. 

Operation Redwing’s mission was to gather intelligence on a Taliban leader with ties to Osama bin Laden. After a large Taliban force ambushed the four-man team on a remote ridge, Marcus Luttrell and his teammates 

valiantly fought for hours, refusing to retreat from the fight despite being heavily outnumbered. Hours later, after Marcus Luttrell had watched all three friends die and had literally been blown off the mountain by an RPG, a rescue helicopter carrying 16 special operation forces was shot down, killing all on board. Read More...

EVP of Baseball Operations for Oakland A's & Subject of Moneyball

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives
in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A's, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named the MLB's first-ever Executive of the Year in 2018. 

Today, Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by 
 

organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success. Read More...

Human Performance Expert & Author of Rise of Superman & Abundance

One of the world’s leading experts on high performance. His most recent work, Stealing Fire, was a national bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It documents an underground revolution in peak performance that is rapidly going mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar economy and forcing us to rethink how we lead more satisfying, productive and meaningful lives.

This work was preceded by two books about technology, Tomorrowland, which is about those maverick innovators who transformed science-fiction ideas into science fact technology, and, Bold, which was called a “visionary roadmap for change,” by president Bill Clinton and spent many months atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on the New York Times bestseller lists in the sports, science, psychology, and business categories simultaneously. In Rise, Steven decodes the science of flow,

an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. Just as Rise explores the upper limits of individual possibility, his book, Abundance, explores the upper limits of societal possibility, breaking down four emerging forces that give humanity the potential to significantly raise global standards of living over the next 20 to 30 years. Abundance spent 10 weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on four prestigious “Best Book of the Year” lists.

Geopolitical Strategist & Author of The Accidental Superpower The Absent Superpowe

Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future. Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types. Peter is a critically-acclaimed author whose first two books — The Accidental Superpower and

The Absent Superpower — have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria and Ian Bremmer. His forthcoming third title, Disunited Nations: The Scramble for Power in an Ungoverned World will be available late-2019. 

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Tara Smith, EVP for Michael Torrey Associates Washington D.C.

Ryan Kuster How Farms Work Wisconsin

Eric Wappel Wappel Grain & Herb Indiana

Jerod McDaniel AgUncensored Oklahoma

Matt Campbell Seven Leaf Solutions Colorado

Natalie Kovarik Ranch Wives Beef Co. Nebraska & Montana

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Madeline Buxton Culture & Trends Manager YouTube

Kim McConnell Founder of AdFarm Alberta, Canada

John Ortiz President of AgTeamPro & Missouri Hemp Association

Tara Coronado Beaver Vinyards California

Gerry Stewart Terrador Farms Saskatchewan, Canada

Mitch Hora President Continumm Ag Iowa

Ron Alverson Board Member - Dakota Ethanol South Dakota

John Heitkamp, New Bremen Ohio

Nancy Pfund, Managing Director, DBL Part

Nancy Pfund, Managing Director, DBL Partners California

Rod Grisier, Grisier Farms Kansas

Arama Kukutai Partner, Finistere Ventures California

Tony Fast, President - FastAg Montana

Sagar Bhadra Assoc. Director Temasek New York

Alec Ibach GTI Inc. Nebraska

Lynn Rohrscheib Fairmount Illinois

Amelia Brenning Asst. Director, Dept. of Ag Nebraska

David Nuendorfer CEO & Co-Founder Open Book Extracts

Scott MacKinnon Prairie Skye Farms Alberta, Canada

Geoff Whaling Chairman, National Hemp Assoc. Pennsylvania

Brad Wenger Sales & Marketing Manager CNH Industrial

Martin Barbre Administrator, USDA’s Risk Mgnt. Agency

Jolene Riessen Iowa Corn Growers Association Board

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John McFerson VP, Plant Breeding PHYLOS

Jenni Peters Peters Beef Genetics Iowa

Scott McPheeters McGrain Farms Nebraska

Tracy Zink Sunny Heights LLC Nebraska

Billy Rucker T & T Farms Inc. New Mexico

Travis Heide Organics Canada Ltd Saskatchewan, Canada

Ben Pederson CEO - Vital Grains LLC Iowa

Bryce & Brian Irlbeck B&B Irlbeck Family Farms Nebraska

Clifton Parks CEO - AgriLogic Consulting Texas

Aaron Zimmerman Zimmerman Inc. Nebraska

Eric Thalken Burkey Farms Nebraska

J.P. Rhea Rhea Brothers Cattle Nebraska

Lucas Strom Strom Farms & VP, FBN Illinois

Krystal Jungmann GKS Campbell Farms Illinois

Art Barnaby Emeritus Professor, Kansas State Kansas

Amol Deshpande CEO & Co-Founder, Farmers Business Network

Charles Baron Co-Founder, Farmers Business Network

Maria Olide CFO, Farmers Business Network

Matt Meisner Head of Data Science, Farmers Business Network

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Ron Wulfkuhle Head of Seeds, Farmers Business Network

Kevin McNew Chief Economist, Farmers Business Network

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