AgServe Agriculture Outlook Summit Impacting 2018

Thursday, March 9, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel

St. Louis, MO


Dr. Sam Funk is the CEO/Managing Member and Executive Economist for AgServe, LLC. Dr. Funk has presented outlook for grains, oilseeds, and farm-input impacts on agriculture in public venues including Congressional testimony and the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum. His background includes serving as the Chief Economist for the United Soybean Board (the national soybean checkoff) and Administrator of the Kansas Farm Management Association at Kansas State University.

Mr. Dan Manternach brings experience as a senior ag economist having served as the President of Professional Farmers of America and executive with three other leading ag consulting firms. In 2016 he launched Perfect Fit Presentations, LLC to provide custom research and presentations geared to client-specified topics and actionable insight. Addressing hundreds of outlook conferences globally, in 1997 Dan was named Agricultural Communicator of the Year by the National Agricultural Marketing Association.

Dr. Scott Brown is Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri. Dr. Brown is a recognized expert in livestock, dairy, and poultry analysis. He has testified regarding dairy and livestock policy issues before the House and Senate Agriculture committees. His background includes having served as Associate Director and Program Director of FAPRI with responsibilities for livestock modeling.

Dr. Paul Kindinger is the Founder and CEO of The Kindinger Group, LLC. A former USDA Director of Public Affairs and Special Advisor to former Sectary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter, Dr. Kindinger is uniquely qualified to review the announcements and actions taken by the new Trump Administration and provide insights for the regulatory and administrative climate. As former President and CEO of the North American Equipment Dealers Association and President and CEO of the Agricultural Retailers Association, Dr. Kindinger understands the impacts a new Administration can have on agribusinesses.

Mr. Pablo Adreani is the Founder of AgriPAC Consultants and President of Pablo Adreani Associates in Argentina. A former trader for Cargill Argentina, Pablo is a founding partner of the Argentine Biofuels Association and the Argentine Corn Association. As a consultant for the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Soybean Export Council, Pablo understands the dynamics of South American agriculture on U.S. producers and agribusinesses. Mr. Adreani regularly organizes trips for U.S. agribusiness participants to South America to understand the competitive landscape of Brazil and Argentina as grain exporters and soybean processors.

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