Agribusiness Association Showcase & Conference Feb 9 & 10

You Are Invited!
“On behalf of the AAI leadership, I invite your attendance to the AAI Showcase & Conference to be held February 9 & 10 at the Varied Industries Building / Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines.
This is the 7th year of the conference at this location, and I’m pleased to report a record number of exhibitors and a sold out trade show.
I particularly want to encourage your attendance to our Senior Leadership Forum and the AAI All Members Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, February 9th, including the events that follow. We are still taking reservations for the Leadership Forum and would welcome your attendance to this great line up of speakers! Please feel free to call the AAI office at 515-262-8323 for questions.”
Joel Brinkmeyer
Leadership Keynote Speaker
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynolds, a former state senator and county treasurer, serves as Iowa’s 45th Lieutenant Governor. She was elected Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010.

About the Lt. Governor

2016 Agenda
10:30 a.m. Keynote, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
11:00 a.m. Philip Brasher, Sr. Editor, AgriPulse Communications
“The Rural Route to the White House”
Noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Employment Panel
“Becoming an Employer of Choice”
Elliot Smith, Executive Director, Iowa Business Council
“IBS Survey Overview and Recap of Iowa’s Current & Future Employment Outlook, Accomplishments, Needs, and Expectations”
Lynette Campbell, VP Organizational Development and Learning, Farm Credit Services of America
“Creating an Intentional Culture”
Alan Hagie, Owner, Hagie Manufacturing (invited)
“Employment Opportunities in Rural Iowa”
2:00 p.m. Dan Kowalski, Director of Industry Research, CoBank

“Macro Economic and Agricultural Outlook”
2:45 p.m. Adjourn
3:00 p.m. AAI Annual Meeting Begins
Speakers include:
Doug Gross, AAI Corporate Council, BrownWinick Law Firm
“Update on the Des Moines Water Works Law Suit”
4:00 p.m. All Industry Reception

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