Registration is open for the 2019 Marketing & Distribution Convention, which is Nov. 5 to 7 at the Hyatt in St. Louis.
Register at FarmEquip.org.
The convention is the biggest annual gathering of farm equipment wholesalers, independent reps, and manufacturers, and its primary purpose is to facilitate connections between the makers and marketers.
That said, the Association is pulling together a speaker lineup that promises to deliver insights and ideas that will shape your business. Among a few:
John Hall has been rated by Forbes magazine as a No. 1 “must-see” speaker. His presentations focus on how to stay top-of-mind with customers, gain their trust, and influence their decisions. Hall will customize his presentation in St. Louis to explore strategies for shortline manufacturers seeking to raise their visibility with farmers and farm equipment dealers.
Neil Caskey is vice president of communications for the National Corn Growers Association. Caskey’s career began on Capitol Hill, and through roles as employee or consultant, he has worked with organizations such as the American Soybean Association, Monsanto, and the USDA. Caskey will offer his assessment on the state of the agriculture industry and what lies ahead.
David James is a labor and employment attorney with Nilan Johnson Lewis, a partner firm to this Association. James will explore answers to frequently asked legal questions related to employees’ social media use and, as marijuana becomes legal in more states, how employers should respond.