Seeking to build on momentum from last year’s inaugural event, the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications today announced plans for the 2017 Ag Outlook Forum, set for Sept. 28 in the offices of the Stinson Leonard Street law firm.
In a release announcing the forum, the two organizations noted that 2017 had already shown itself to be a challenge for agribusiness, a key component of the regional economy, and for farmers and rural communities alike. They noted that the 2018 Farm Bill is already under construction in Congress, and said that made the timing of the conference an ideal opportunity for hearing from key leaders, with a line up that will include Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, John Lagemann, senior vice president for John Deere, and Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway.
“Kansas City has been growing as a regional hub for hundreds of agribusinesses and this is great way to showcase some of our best and brightest,” said Cliff Becker, chairman, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. “The event will build on the very successful inaugural session the group held in 2016.”
The forum is set for 1:30-5 p.m., with early registration $95 for Agricultural Business Council members and $125 for non-members. Registration is available here.