2018 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference
- Iowa State Fairgrounds - William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building
- Address: E 30th Street & E University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
- February 13, 2018 - February 14, 2018
- Tuesday starting at 8am; Wednesday at 7:30pm
- Price: see website
The Agribusiness Showcase & Conference has always been about giving our attendees the opportunity to explore the innovative tools they need to stay up to date with our industry. The industry’s innovation & technology are showcased through featured speakers, industry education & exhibitors. Workshops & the showcase floor exhibits are for everyone in the agricultural industry. Each year the Showcase & Conference attracts over eleven hundred of people ready to see to see the latest technology, make new connections, and attend one of our many educational sessions.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Morning Plenary Session (Upstairs)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Break Out Sessions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CCA Luncheon (Upstairs)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session (Upstairs)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Break Out Sessions
CCA AWARDS & AAI MEMBER JOINT LUNCHEON 11:30 AM: Years of service awards for 15 & 20 year CCAs, CCA of the Year Awards & keynote speaker.
2:00 PM - AAI ANNUAL MEETING: Following the luncheon, ALL members are invited to the AAI Annual Meeting. In addition to lunch, the annual meeting includes a keynote speaker, key updates.
4:00 PM - SHOWCASE FLOOR OPENS
5:00 PM - ALL INDUSTRY RECEPTION: The reception features a relaxed atmosphere, cold drinks throughout the floor, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, a cash bar, AND our first shotgun giveaway of the event at the conclusion of the evening. (Must be present to win.)
7:00 PM - SHOWCASE FLOOR CLOSES
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:30 AM: "SHOTGUN" PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Open to exhibitors and ASC early birds. PLUS – a special shotgun drawing ONLY for those who attend the breakfast.
8:00 AM - SHOWCASE FLOOR OPENS
9:00 AM - IOWA SEED ASSOCIATION SEED FORUM
10:00 AM - AGRIBUSINESS CAREER DAY - One student from each of our fifteen represented Iowa community colleges will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
12:00 PM - ALL INDUSTRY LUNCHEON: The Luncheon features a keynote speaker and the Iowa Seed Association Scholarship recipient recognition
1:30 PM - CONSERVATION COLLEGE: An in-depth overview of conservation practices to increase familiarity and knowledge level so ag retailers and CCAs can be an information resource for their customers.
1:30 PM - COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT JOB FAIR: Over 200 community college students will flood the Job Fair looking for potential contacts, job opportunities, and internships. Click here to register as an exhibitor.
2:45 PM - SHOWCASE RAFFLE DRAWINGS: Shotguns and more!
3:00 PM - SHOWCASE FLOOR CLOSES