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The one place decision-makers in the entire agribusiness industry meet every year. This two-day event in Manhattan presents a once-a-year opportunity to learn from the experts on new laws and regulations, as well as network with decision-makers from major Kansas agri-retail organizations.

Keynote Speakers

Mike Pearson

Ag News Daily / Iowa

Our speaker is a farmer, former banker, and co-host of the podcast Ag News Daily with over 6,000 listeners a month.  For over five years he was host of the nationally syndicated Market to Market television program. He has a small farm outside of Grinnell, Iowa. His presentation today includes an update and outlook for the farm markets – and the global trends impacting these markets. Get ready to learn AND LAUGH with Mike Pearson!

Bill Simmons

University of Illinois

My research interest is in environmental soil science as it interacts with production agriculture. Current projects include soil-herbicide interactions, fate of soil-applied herbicides, and herbicide persistence in soil. We have a continued effort in weed competition in soybean and corn with particular emphasis on weed control timing and crop water use. I assist in research involving tillage methods and N and P movement in agricultural systems.

I conduct herbicide efficacy and fate experiments at the Brownstown Agronomy Research Center and on irrigated sand locations. I manage the irrigated research farm in Kilbourne, IL (Sand Farm) and the rain-exclusion shelters on the South Farm. My research and outreach program is centered on the behavior of herbicides, fertilizers, and other amendments in the soil environment. Most of my work is applied and deals with crop production systems. I provide outreach programs in water quality as it pertains to agricultural chemicals. I also address soil management, weed control on irrigated sands and other topics. I coordinate the Illinois Irrigation Association and provide programming for crop production.

Can’t Miss Events

Reception and Welcome Dinner

5:00 p.m. | Hilton Garden Inn

Our annual meeting begins with the popular welcome dinner with complimentary drinks and heavy appetizers on Monday evening. We intentionally leave most of Monday evening open for you to take your customers out to supper and enjoy an evening of valuable one-on-one time with your industry peers.

Distinguished Service Award

8:00 a.m. | Hilton Garden Inn

The Distinguished Service Award is Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association’s most prestigious award given annually to recognize someone who has made a significant and notable contribution to our industry and/or our association. The contribution may be of scientific achievement, marketing, engineering, transportation or management, but it is not limited to these specifically.

Golf Tournament

1:00 p.m. | Manhattan Country Club

Manhattan Country Club is completely replanting its greens to zoysia grass and we will be the first tournament to play on the brand-new greens. We’ll have it all covered, so all you have to do is show up hungry with your clubs and play a few holes.


Hilton Garden Inn
410 S. 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS
(785) 532-9116

Discounted Rates until July 20

Manhattan Country Club
1531 N. 10th Street
Manhattan, KS

Pricing & Discounts

Best price
  • Annual Meeting and Golf

  • $225
    • Registration Includes:
    • Welcome dinner
    • Breakfast
    • Business meeting
    • General sessions
    • Golf
    • and much more…

  • Annual Meeting

  • $70
    • Registration Includes:
    • Welcome dinner
    • Breakfast
    • Business meeting
    • General sessions
    • and much more…

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