9:30 a.m. - Registration
10 a.m. - Global Changes Impacting U.S. Ag Exports
Frank Kelly, Fulcrum Macro Advisers LLC, Founder & Managing Partner
11a.m. - Iowa's Bioenergy Market: What's Next?
Learn about past, present and future biofuel markets, including the global boom in renewable diesel, rapid growth of soy processing and the growing market for crop residues and cereal rye.
12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - Future of soybean breeding
Hear how soybean breeders are at the forefront of helping farmers take advantage of future market opportunities, while continuing to protect against disease, weather and weed pressures.
2 p.m. - Break
2:15 p.m. - Farm income and market outlook
Leading agricultural economists and experts from private ag intelligence firms will share key trends to help you have a productive and profitable 2024.
3:15 p.m. - Your checkoff dollars at work
Join a facilitated discussion with ISA leadership to better understand how your checkoff dollars are driving soy demand and cutting-edge research. Attendees will have the chance to provide feedback on what topics they want ISA to talk more about.
3:30 p.m. - State of farm policy
ISA Public Affairs Director Michael Dolch outlines current state and federal farm policy and how these policies could impact farmers.
5:30 p.m. - ISA Legislative Reception
Farm Forward participants are invited to join state policymakers and fellow farmers at ISA's Annual Legislative Reception in Des Moines. Located at 322 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Optional: Iowa Ag Expo
Attendees will also receive a ticket to the Iowa Ag Expo on Jan. 31 in Des Moines. The expo opens at 9 a.m. and will take place at the Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309.