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American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC)
ASAC Annual Conference 2017: What’s Brewing In Agriculture?

ASAC Annual Conference 2017: What’s Brewing in Agriculture?

Join us for our 2017 annual conference, November 13-14 in Milwaukee! Our theme is “What’s Brewing in Agriculture,” and we’ll cover everything from global markets and politics to organic farming trends. Our full agenda is below, or you can download our schedule in PDF form. (And here’s a shorter Program At A Glance.)

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Group Name: American Society of Agricultural Consultants
Group Code: ASA
Check-in: 11-NOV-2017
Check-out: 15-NOV-2017
Hotel Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
Hotel Address: 611 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Phone Number: 4142732950


We’ve made it easy for you to register online! Just fill out the online form below and submit it. When you’re finished, you’ll be taken to a page where you can submit your payment via Paypal.

Full-Conference Registration Fees (Before 9/30 and after 9/30)
ASAC Member (Full registration)*  $395 / $445
Non-member* $495 / $545
Spouse (Full registration)** $200 / $225
Dinner Banquet Only $55 / $75
Student Registration* $95 / $105
Presidents Luncheon Only $30 / $40
*Full Member, Non-Member and Student registration includes all meals, breaks and meeting materials.
** Spouse registration includes Sunday reception, Monday Past Presidents’
Luncheon, evening reception and Recognition Banquet.
One-Day Registration Fees
One-day Rate (no banquet)  $220
One-day Rate (with banquet)  $275
Half-day Rate with lunch ($150)
One-day registration includes all meals, breaks and meeting materials.

Cancellation Policy: A fee of $50 will be assessed on all cancellations received after October 9. Full refunds will be issued for cancellations received prior to that date.


 (Even if you prefer to pay by mail, please fill out the form above with your registration information. You can return our full-conference registration form PDF  with your check in the mail. We also have a 1-day registration option this year. Here’s that PDF form.)

ASAC Annual Conference Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 12

3:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (open to all)

5:30 p.m. Welcome/Networking Reception

Monday, November 14

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Conference Program Begins – Wisconsin Room

Global Politics – What in the world?!?
Richard Farkas, Ph.D., Political Science Professor, DePaul University

9:00 a.m. Chicago Federal Reserve – Markets Update
David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Equipment Outlook
Speaker from CASE IH

11:15 a.m. Next Generation of Farming
Amanda Freund, Freund’s Farm

12:15 p.m. Past President’s Luncheon – Madison Room

1:30 p.m. Organic Farming Trends
Christine Mason, Standard Process Inc.

2:30 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Welcome from the Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary Ben Brancel

3:30 p.m. Wisconsin Agriculture – Fracking and Cranberries
Dr. Ev Chambers, Kalmia Consulting Inc. 

5:30 p.m. ASAC Reception – Wisconsin Room Foyer

6:30 p.m. 2017 ASAC Banquet – Wisconsin Room
Keynote Speaker: Randy Fox, Foxpoint Transformational Leadership

Tuesday, November 14

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Conference Program Continues – Wisconsin Room

EPA, FDA, WOTUS – What’s Next?
Leah Ziemba, Esq., Michael Best
Partner; Group Chair, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage

9:00 a.m. Benchmarking Program
Erin Pirro, CAC and Gregg McConnell
Farm Credit East

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Crisis Communications – Do your clients have a crisis plan?
Dave Harding, Director of Public Relations, Charleston׀Orwig

Noon State of the Society Lunch – Business Meeting
Julie Strain, ASAC President

2:00 p.m. Agricultural Policy – Inside the Beltway
Ryan Stroschein, JD, KCOE ISOM

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Global Ag Economy
Kent Beadle, Russell Consulting, CHS Hedging

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