A conference designed for all involved in agricultural consulting is being organized by the American Society of Agricultural Consultants.
“This conference is designed for anyone and everyone involved with ag consulting,” says Russell Morgan, CAC, chairman of the 2013 ASAC annual conference, which is scheduled for October 20–22 in Alexandria, VA.
Complete program agenda, speaker roster and registration information is available here.
Topics for the conference include: The changing role of ag consulting; communicating with clients; walking the tightrope between consulting and selling; where will the next generation of consultants come from; possible effects of immigration legislation on consulting; working with USDA and other federal agencies; and, Where’s the Money? Is it a love or is it a job?
“We’re calling it a ‘Muddy Boots’ conference and the programming we have developed will appeal to anyone actively involved with ag consulting, no matter their professional discipline,” Morgan explains. “We realize there are trade organizations that serve the various sectors of the industry and they have fine programs. Those tend to be narrowly focused and very specific to that particular part of agriculture. ASAC is different because our membership crosses over multiple professional disciplines. Because of that our conference has to be very broad in scope.
“The advantage professionals will have at the ASAC conference is the diversity of subjects covering the overall scope of consulting, particularly looking to the future. The opportunity to network with peers from other areas of the industry will be enormous as well,” he adds. “We have over 40 professional disciplines represented in our membership; that leads to a lot of different conversations with the potential for cross-discipline collaboration.”