Great Lakes Crop Summit


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

7:30 – 9 p.m.

Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Great Lakes Crop Summit and Michigan Farm Bureau

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

8:00 a.m.

Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Hot Breakfast – Sponsored by Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
The Global Ag Geopolitical and Trade Landscape
Gregg Doud, Aimpoint Research

10:30 a.m

Exhibit Area Open

11:15 a.m.

Exhibit Area Open and Lunch

Saginaw Room

Swan Creek Room

Black River Room

Three Fires Room

1:30 p.m.

Tar spot management experience: a farmer panel

Dr. Marty Chilvers, Michigan State University; Jacob Faist, farmer; Mark Kies, farmer

Sponsored by Crystal Flash

Effectiveness of nitrogen stabilizers based on three years’ worth of unbiased, on-farm research trials

Heather Rindler and Rob McGuire, Brookside Labs

Impossible soybean yields made possible!

Horst Bohner, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Come to the table: Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program

Shannon Taylor and Cory Martin, Michigan Community Mediation Association

2:30 p.m.

Fertilizer market overview

Josh Linville, StoneX
Sponsored by: Michigan Agricultural Commodities

Soybean checkoff research: planting agronomics and fertility

Drs. Kurt Steinke and Manni Singh, Michigan State University

What is ESG?

Amanda Bahn-Ziegler, Land O’Lakes

Field meals: a panel

Cara Holysz, Rachel Brink, Tracy Frostic

3:30 p.m.

The two “F’s” of wheat: fertility and fungicide

Drs. Kurt Steinke and Marty Chilvers, Michigan State University

Does it take big fertility to make big soybean yields?

Horst Bohner, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Protecting farmland for the next generation

Becky Huttenga, Ottawa County

4:30 – 7 p.m.

Exhibit Area Open

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Michigan Corn Growers Association & Michigan Soybean Association Annual Meetings – Saginaw Room

5 – 6 p.m.

GreenStone Farm Services Connect Reception – Exhibit Hall

6 – 7 p.m.

Buffet Dinner – Ice Cream SocialSponsored by FMC – Exhibit Hall

8 p.m.

Evening ReceptionSponsored by BASF

Thursday, January 26, 2023

7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Area Open, Hot Breakfast – Sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
The Ations of Agriculture — addressing the words ending in “ation” that impact the industry. Immigration, population, regulation, confrontation, inflation, threats from other nations
Damian Mason, Speaker for Business and Agriculture

Saginaw Room

Swan Creek Room

Black River Room

Three Fires Room

9:15 a.m.

Systems approach to no-till

Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska

Navigating the biological market

Dr. Connor Sible, University of Illinois

Global trade perspectives

Gregg Doud, Aimpoint Research

Sponsored by Crystal Flash

Harnessing technology to boost the bottom line with conservation

Rich Price and Fahimeh Baziari, Michigan State University; Marc Hasenick, Hasenick Brothers Farm

10:15 a.m.

Wind and solar contracts: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Michael J Fraleigh, Fraleigh Law Firm, PLLC

Developing new tools for detecting and mitigating Late Maturity Alpha-Amylase (LMA) and Preharvest Sprouting (PHS) in wheat

Dr. Amber Hauvermale, Washington State University

Trends and opportunities in North American grain trade

Ryan Olson, U.S. Soybean Export Council

Cyber 101

Kelley Goldblatt, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

11:05 a.m.

Exhibit Area Open, Buffet Lunch & Master Farmer Awards – Exhibit Hall

Master Farmer Awards sponsored by Michigan Farmer, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Wilbur-Ellis, Brownfield Ag News, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Soybean Committee, and Michigan Wheat Program.

12:45 p.m.

The pillars of a marketing plan

Zach Jans, Thomas Butcher, and Jennifer Poling – ADM
Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company

Hot Sauce for Consuming Data

Kevin Shelle, Hutson, Inc.

Sponsored by Hutson, Inc.

2023 Farm Bill commodity priorities and outlook

Wayne Stoskopf (NCGA); Taylor Williamson (NAWG); Ariel Wiegard (ASA)

No-till planting equipment, adjustments and operation

Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska

1:45 p.m.

Land values 2023 and beyond

Mark Williams and Dave Mielnicki, Peoples Company Sponsored by: Equitable Agrifinance and The Peoples Company

Genetics X Environment X Management: Are you getting the most out of your bag of corn seed?

Stephanie Smith, Golden Harvest

Managing Risk with effective crop insurance strategies

David Moll and Devin Roth, GreenStone Farm Credit Services

NRCS Farm Bill programs overview

Nicholas Williams, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

2:30 p.m.


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