How Will Global Trends Affect You?

Written by NAMA on Monday, August 16, 2010 , 12:48 pm

Innovations in communication, production and packaging are revolutionizing the agriculture industry. Combined with the dramatic increase in need for safe, plentiful food, today’s agriculture professionals must navigate the challenges of a “Globally Local” World. NAMA’s 2010 Trends in Agriculture conference, October 5-6, in Minneapolis, will help you stay ahead of the curve and gain an edge in the rapidly changing landscape of our global agriculture market.

Registration for Trends In Agriculture is now open, so register today at

Take a look at the schedule at-a-glance below for the 2010 Trends In Agriculture conference:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Agriculture In a Globally Local World

Mark Pearson, Market to Market

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Feeding the World

Dr. Jay Lehr, Economist & Futurist

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Macro Food Trends Panel Discussion
Tom DiBacco, Director of Consumer and Government Relations, Broadhead + Co
Erin Daley, Economist, U.S. Meat Export Federation
Jim Compart, pork producer/owner of Compart’s Boar Store, MN PPA President
Todd M. Stohlmeyer, VP/Commodity Sourcing and Grain Operations, General Mills

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Creating Effective Digital Brand Communities
Tim Brunelle, Chief Executive Officer, Hello Viking

12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Professional Development Awards of Excellence Luncheon

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Washington Update: What to Expect in 2011
Jim Wiesemeyer, Senior Vice President, Policy & Trade Issues, Informa Economics, Washington office

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet Reception with the Speakers

For session descriptions and hotel information please visit

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