2017 LEAD Alumni Annual Conference

Friday, January 27, 2017

Annual Meeting 2017

4:00 p.m.        Conference Registration Open

4:00 p.m.        LEAD Alumni Board Business Meeting

6:00 p.m.        Member Social and Cash Bar

7:00 p.m.        LEAD Alumni Conference Dinner

Welcome and Opening Comments, LEAD 33
LEAD Conference Video Presentation
Recognition of LEAD Alumni Board/Dignitaries

8:00 p.m.        Evening Entertainment/Activity and Cash Bar
Gayle Becwar, Magician

Friday evening entertainment with Gayle Becwar

Saturday, January 28, 2017

7:30 a.m.        Conference Registration Open

7:30 a.m.        Breakfast Buffet – Sponsored by: Nebraska Soybean Board

8:30 a.m.        LEAD 33 Welcome & Opening Comments

Kearney Greetings and Welcome Stanley Clouse, Mayor
LEAD Alumni Board Greetings Kerry Glandt
LEAD Conference Video Presentation  Matt Dolch

9:00 a.m.       The Challenge of Science Literacy
Kevin Folta – Professor & Chairman, University of Florida

9:45 a.m.       Conference Break – Sponsored by: Nebraska Soybean Board

10:00 a.m.     The Challenge of Developing New Markets
Greg Anderson Nebraska Soybean Board

10:45 a.m.      Conference Break – Sponsored by: Syngenta/NK Seeds

Roger Berry from the NE Corn Board

11:00 a.m.      Local Business Development Speaker
Roger Berry with the Nebraska Corn Board

11:45 a.m.      Nebraska LEAD Program Comments
Dr. Terry Hejny LEAD Program Director

12:00 p.m.      Lunch Buffet – Sponsored by: Nebraska Corn Board
LEAD ISTS Presentation – LEAD 34


Entrepreneurship Panel

1:15 p.m.       Entrepreneurship Panel: The Challenge of Entrepreneurship
Neal Ely, Owner, Ely Farms Pickled Asparagus
Mike Brown – Owner, Adams Superfoods
Silas Clarke – City of Hickman
Kristi Boswell – Congressional Relations, AFBF

2:45 p.m.       Conference Break Sponsored by – Union Bank & Trust/Big Iron

3:00 p.m.        The Challenge of Local Entrepreneurship
Calvin/Desiree Wineland American Butchers

Jenny Penny with Land O Lakes

3:45 p.m.       The Challenge of Sustainability
Jenny Penny, Land 0’Lakes – SUSTAIN Manager


4:30 p.m.        Conference Break Sponsored by –
Farm Credit Leasing/Co Bank



Shane Frahm with Farm Credit Services

4:45 p.m.        The Challenge of Today’s Agricultural Economy
Shane Frahm, Farm Credit Services of America


5:30 p.m.          Social Hour



6:30 p.m.          LEAD Alumni Conference Banquet
Recognition of LEAD Class 4

Keynote Address: Michelle Payne-Knoper, Cause Matters

LEAD 33 Thank You and Challenge