9:00 -10:00 - Damian Mason
The Business of Agriculture
Imagine a talk show host mixed with an Agricultural economist with a healthy
dose of comedian. That’s Damian Mason.
Damian delivers crisp, current, Ag commentary packed with humor. His content
and message is a vast departure from the usual Ag meeting fare of weather and
market updates. Damian’s positive, hilarious, straight talk resonates with Ag
audiences from across the spectrum.
In addition to speaking at Ag meetings, Damian produces and hosts “The
Business of Agriculture” podcast and the “Do Business Better” podcast. He just
released his latest book, Do Business Better — Traits, Habits, and Actions to
Help You Succeed.
Damian’s clients include the biggest names in Agriculture and cover every space
on the table - from corn to cranberries, cotton to cattle, canned food to canola.
He’s spoken in all 50 U.S. states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 7 foreign countries.
Damian was raised on a dairy farm, owns and manages 300 acres of farm and
timber land, and has a degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.
When Damian isn’t on an airplane or stage, he lives with his wife, Lori, and their
dog, Jack. They split time between their farm in Indiana and a winter home in
10:30 -12:00 - Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson
Used Equipment Industry Trends
Presented By MachineryPete.com
Since 1989, Greg Peterson, known to the industry as Machinery Pete, has compiled more than 500,000 auction prices on used farm and construction equipment sold throughout North America. Peterson has built a network of 1,000 regional auctioneers, 600 ag lenders, 2,000 implement dealers and thousands of farmers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Peterson contributes to Farm-Equipment.com regularly in a column titled "Used Equipment: Market Value & Trends."
1:30 - 3:00 - Co-Bank
Agri-Business Economicial Outlook
Presented By Ag-Direct
Knowledge Exchange is CoBank's industry-leading research and knowledge-sharing program. Our team of economists and analysts covers agriculture, rural infrastructure and other industries for the benefit of our customers and business partners.