Management Training In Music City

Build more rapport with your customers at the Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference July 20–21 in Nashville, Tenn. The event, hosted by Top Producer, a sister publication of AgPro, is geared toward producers 40 and younger.

Themed “Prepare2Thrive,” the two-day event encompasses expert speakers who will share insights on management, commodity marketing, finance, diversification and communication. The keynote will be delivered by NFL star-turned-farmer Jason Brown (see sidebar).

This year’s general session speakers will include popular experts such as Purdue University ag economist Mike Boehlje, whose presentation is titled “Business Strategies for Success in Turbulent Times.” Also on the mainstage will be Curt Covington, senior vice president of agricultural finance for Farmer Mac, with his presentation “Don’t Buy if You Can Lease. Don’t Lease if You Can Rent. Don’t Rent if You Can Steal.”

Attendees interested in diversifying revenue streams will hear from entrepreneurial young producers who have found profitable and original ways to serve consumers and other end users. The event also will feature a live taping of the “U.S. Farm Report” Marketing Roundtable hosted by Tyne Morgan. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of commodity analysts.

Register yourself and key farmer-customer(s) today. See the complete agenda, learn more and register at


Be Inspired and Get connected

NFL star-turned-farmer Jason Brown will keynote the “Prepare2Thrive” Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference.

In 2012, the former center for the St. Louis Rams decided against multi-million-dollar offers on the table from NFL teams seeking his talent. Instead, he felt called to serve people around him. He and his wife, Tay, bought a 1,000-acre farm near Louisburg, N.C., and launched First Fruits Farm, which donates hundreds of thousands of pounds of crops to food banks, pantries and churches.

In addition to being inspirational, this event offers professional development opportunities for those involved in agriculture. Attendees are guaranteed to make business connections.

Hands-on breakout sessions will cover topics such as leadership development, strategic planning, personal technology, risk management, farm branding and more.  


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