Food and Ag at the Intersection

Wednesday, April 27 2022 5:00 PM - Thursday, April 28 2022 4:00 PM [CDT]

222 N 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, United States

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Wednesday, April 27 2022 5:00 PM - Thursday, April 28 2022 4:00 PM [CDT]

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, 222 N 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102, United States.

Growing In A New Paradigm

Growth opportunities are a challenge to navigate amid the ever-changing global agriculture and food markets. At the Food & Ag at the Intersection event, industry experts will cover key topics that will shape the future success of the supply chain including access to key resources, evolving food systems, and global trade and investment changes. 

Through a series of interactive panels, industry thought leaders will share their expenriences, opinions, and research up and down the value chain to dive deep into these important topics that will continue to shape the new paradigms in food and agriculture. 

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  - Welcome and Opening Reception

Thursday, April 28th 2022
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Food and Ag at the Intersection Symposium

Special Symposium Room Rate: Click the following link to reserve your room or call to ask for the special Food and Ag at the Intersection meeting rate. Special Symposium Room Rate

Note: The Berkshire Hathaway meeting starts April 30th. 

Farmers National Company

Hosts are Farmers National Company, Lindsay Corporation, and Gavilon. Lindsay Corporation is a publicly traded international irrigation company headquartered in Omaha. Gavilon, also an Omaha based company, works in the international agricultural supply chain connecting producers and consumers across the grain, feed ingredients, and fertilizer industries. Farmers National Company is the nation's leading landowner services company with headquarters in Omaha.

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William E. Scott
Senior Technical Advisor
Dexis Consulting Group

William E. Scott is an agricultural economist with 35 years of experience in agricultural development. Currently a Senior Technical Advisor for Dexis Consulting Group in Washington DC, Mr. Scott has worked in more than 40 countries. He has significant experience in Africa including Niger, Cameroon, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Morocco. He recently was the manager, editor, and author of a major World Bank study looking at policies to encourage agribusiness SMEs to work with lead firms. He also led a team conducting a study of perishable agricultural logistics horticultural products for the World Bank in Senegal.

About William E. Scott

Senior Technical Advisor
Dexis Consulting Group
Shelby Swain Myers
Economist
American Farm Bureau Federation

Shelby Swain Myers is an Economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation with a focus on crop markets, farm policy, and sustainability markets. She and the rest of the economics team are responsible for tracking markets and examining the impact of various legislative and regulatory initiatives on agriculture. Shelby earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, with a research emphasis on agriculture policy and a thesis analyzing the Farm Bill. Before joining AFBF, she spent four years on the Public Policy Team at Indiana Farm Bureau. Shelby was a 10-year 4-H member, showing sheep and dairy heifers. She recently concluded her appointment by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on the USDA Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Though currently living in Washington, D.C., Shelby and her husband, Isaac, are still engaged on the family farm in New Richmond, IN where they raise corn and soybeans with beef cattle and custom sweet corn for a local distillery.

About Shelby Swain Myers

Economist
American Farm Bureau Federation
Annie Dee
President & Co-owner
Dee River Ranch

Annie Dee is the President of Dee River Ranch and co-owner. Annie began full-time employment on Dee River Ranch after graduating from Clemson University’s College of Agriculture. Dee River Ranch is a 10,000-acre family operated farm located on the Alabama-Mississippi state line outside of Aliceville, Alabama. The farm rotates production of corn and soybeans. Pines and hardwoods have also been planted on some of the acreage. Additionally, Dee River Ranch has over 1,000 head of Brahman and Angus cross-bred cattle. Annie, her brother Mike Dee, and her sons Seth and Jesse More run the operations as Dee Farm. Annie’s role consists of financial management, farm fertility, short and long-tern forecasting, and help with day-to-day operations -- including most of the combining. She was appointed to the United Soybean Board by the USDA, Secretary of Agriculture. While serving the board she has been an ambassador, both in the United States and abroad, conveying the value of agriculture to large groups such as the Restaurant Chef ’s Association, Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Conference, European Grain Buyers Conference in Spain, Farm Journal’s Trust in Food, Executive Women in Agriculture, and the Bayer Corporation Media Day in Germany. Her extensive work with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation on Invest and Acre helped reduce food insecurity in rural areas of the United States, and the Harvesting the Potential has promoted soil health through the use of cover crops and no-till. Annie serves on the Alabama Ag Credit Board of Directors. She is an advocate for sustainability and farm land conservation. Sustainability plays a major role on the farm with no-till and cover crops being part of the sustainability measures used. Dee River Ranch was named the No-Till Innovator of the Year in 2018 at the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2018, her commitment to clean water, soil health and conservation planning were recognized by the National Conservation Planning Partnership and she was awarded the Hugh Hammond Bennett Conservation Excellence Farmer. She is a Soil Health Partner of The National Association of Conservation Districts. Annie was named a Top Producer by Farm Journal in 2016. Dee River Ranch was awarded the Alabama Farm of Distinction Award in 2013. Annie went as the Alabama Farmer of the Year to compete at the Sunbelt Expo for the Southeastern Farmer of the Year in 2013.

About Annie Dee

President & Co-owner
Dee River Ranch
Sarah Stewart-Schultze
Vice President, Purchasing
Unified Supply Chain, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc.

Sarah Stewart-Schultze, Vice President, Purchasing, leads the purchasing team at Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ). Stewart-Schultze leads a team that develops and implements procurement strategies to support and promote USCI business requirements throughout the U.S. She and her team focus on developing strategic relationships with suppliers and ensuring reasonable and predictable costs for franchisees. Prior to starting with USCI in 2014, Stewart-Schultze held leadership positions at Sonic Drive-In; The Steak ‘n Shake Company; ABG, Inc.; and Farm Bureau. In these roles, she led teams working on demand planning for multiple limited time offers, innovative commodity strategies, mergers and acquisitions, labor scheduling development, market research, price discovery and government lobbying. Stewart-Schultze earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. She lives in Edina, Minnesota with her family, and remains actively involved in production agriculture on her family’s farm Central Illinois.

About Sarah Stewart-Schultze

Vice President, Purchasing
Unified Supply Chain, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc.
Clayton Mooney
Co-Founder and CEO
Nebullam

Clayton Mooney is Co-Founder and CEO of Nebullam, which builds indoor farms that sell fresh produce directly to consumers. Nebullam is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. When not building technology companies, Clayton competes in ultra marathon trail races throughout the United States and coaches boxing at Iowa State University.

About Clayton Mooney

Co-Founder and CEO
Nebullam
Joelle Faulkner
Founder and CEO
Area One Farms

Joelle Faulkner is the founder and CEO of Area One Farms. At Area One Farms, she created a farmer-centric equity model to help scale Canadian family farms and deliver premium investor returns. Ms. Faulkner has raised four funds and invested $400 million in the acquisition and improvement of over 160,000 acres. Prior to establishing Area One Farms, Ms. Faulkner worked at Bain & Co., Morgan Stanley, Onex and Stanford University. Ms. Faulkner holds degrees in Engineering and Business from Western; Law from Oxford; and a Master of Laws and Certificate in Biodesign from Stanford University. She is a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, a member of the New York Bar Association, on the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, one of EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women, one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

About Joelle Faulkner

Founder and CEO
Area One Farms
Sarah Fox
Director Sustainable Ag Strategic Partnerships
Nutrien Ag Solutions

Sarah Fox is the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Sustainable Agriculture for Nutrien Ag Solutions. Her work involves leading and assisting with the development and execution of the Nutrien sustainability strategy combined with the Nutrien Ag Solutions sustainable agriculture business plan, which integrates product marketing sales goals with stakeholder partnerships. In addition, she provides strategic planning, communication, education, sales support, diversity development, strategic partnerships and legislative assistance. Prior to joining Nutrien, Sarah worked for local and federal government in various environmental departments, directed an environmental non-profit, and taught high school science. She has a Master’s of Science in Atmospheric Science and Ecology from SUNY - Albany and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Trinity College in Washington, DC.

About Sarah Fox

Director Sustainable Ag Strategic Partnerships
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Andrew Rose
Senior Advisor
F3Tech

Andrew Rose is an agricultural/food/climate futurist. Andrew is deeply involved in the non-profit community, sitting on/or advising many non-profit boards and social impact organizations. He has in the past served as the Chief Strategy Officer in Residence at the Emerging Technologies Centers, the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Maryland Cybersecurity Association, a judge for the first two years of the Grow-NY AgInnovation event, a senior advisor for the national American Farm Bureau Federation AgInnovation Challenge event, and was an organizer for the TEDxBaltimore events. He is currently deeply immersed in F3Tech, an agriculture incubation/acceleration organization. Andrew recently served as the treasurer for the Keystone Development Center (guided them through transition from a c6 to a c3, stood up a retirement plan, and converted their system to accrual-based accounting methodology). He is currently an advisory board member of the Chesapeake Agriculture Innovation Center. Andrew helped found the GIVE Program, a leadership training program in Maryland for rising professionals. Andrew Rose started the CyberAg initiative in late 2018 while at Farm Credit after recognizing that the agriculture sector wasn’t getting the attention it needed about the risks posed by cybercriminals and other adversaries. He helped coordinate several symposiums and events focusing on the topic. In August of 2021, he left Farm Credit and launched CyberAg as a non-profit program of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurial Center (ESEC) to bring awareness, education, outreach and resources to agriculture and food communities. In addition to his experience in cybersecurity, he has a deep understanding of the agriculture, banking/finance, risk management, and other professional service sectors related to food, agriculture, and climate.

About Andrew Rose

Senior Advisor
F3Tech
Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson
Director of AgNext
Colorado State University

Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson is a professor in the department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University and serves as the Director of CSU AgNext. CSU AgNext utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that brings together scientists, researchers and industry professionals to advance sustainable solutions for animal agriculture to ensure a continued safe, secure, and nutritious food supply Prior to leading CSU AgNext, Kim served as the Director of Sustainability for JBS USA where she was responsible for coordinating the company’s corporate sustainability program and strategy. This included beef, pork, poultry, case ready, transportation, and branded product business in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of Global Sustainability at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association where she developed the industry’s sustainability program. Kim believes strongly in engaging with the value chain and demonstrates this commitment through national and global leadership. Kim currently serves on the National Pork Board We Care Metrics Task Force, the North American Meat Associations Protein PACT Advisory Council, BeefCares Advisory Council and on the UC Davis Advisory Council to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Kim has previously served as the past Chair of U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and held a position on the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s board of directors. Kim received her PhD in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis and was a postdoctoral fellow at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Institute. She was awarded as the 2018 Distinguished Young Alumni by the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. She and her husband, Spencer live on the eastern plains of Colorado and have two sons, Weston and Callan.

About Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson

Director of AgNext
Colorado State University
Dan McLaughlin
AVP, Bulk Marketing
Union Pacific Railroad

About Dan McLaughlin

AVP, Bulk Marketing
Union Pacific Railroad
Nathan Browne
Vice President, Logistics
Werner Enterprises

About Nathan Browne

Vice President, Logistics
Werner Enterprises
Leonidas Giannakopoulos
Chief Executive Officer
Star Logistics

About Leonidas Giannakopoulos

Chief Executive Officer
Star Logistics

04:00 PM

Registration

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
05:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Reception

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
07:00 AM

Registration

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
08:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
09:00 AM

Panel 1: Growing In A Resource Challenged World

09:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM

Panel 2: Growing In The New Food System

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM

Lunch

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
01:15 PM

Sustainable Livestock Systems Collaborative

01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson

    Director of AgNext

01:45 PM

Panel 3: Growing In A Changing Global Landscape

01:45 PM - 03:15 PM
03:15 PM

Technology and Security in Food and Agriculture

03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Andrew Rose

    Senior Advisor

03:45 PM

Adjourn

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
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