Nutrien’s weather wizard Eric Snodgrass will keynote the lunch session.For many people, weather is the ultimate small-talk topic. But for the farmers who feed the world, weather is huge – it can be the difference between a bumper crop and a total loss – so weather talk is anything but small. And Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien’s Principal Atmospheric Scientist – is proud to be an important voice in that conversation.
“I’ve been in atmospheric sciences for about 20 years now, and along the way I’ve developed a reputation of being able to explain weather in a way that makes it digestible and actionable,” Eric explains. “I wake up very early every day – and most mornings I don’t even need an alarm clock – because it’s engaging to look at a new pattern and try to figure out where it’s going, and to share that prediction with the people who need it the most.”
From the radio to the internet, up-to-date weather information is easier to find today than it’s ever been – and yet, Eric’s videos, social content and speaking engagements are only gaining in popularity.
Matt Bennett is a co-founder of AgMarket.Net. He is also a Windsor, Illinois, farmer and former grain elevator owner. He is Channel Seed’s grain marketing consultant and holds a Series 3 brokerage license doing business through AgMarket.Net, Farm Division of JSA.
Matt brings the producer perspective to the table, enriched with his extensive grain marketing background. He specializes in formulating risk-management strategies for corn, soybean farmers and livestock producers.
Matt’s analysis and commentary on the grain markets appears on various TV and radio stations across the Midwest, including AgDay, U.S. Farm Report, Market to Market, and This Week in AgriBusiness.
A graduate of University of Illinois, Matt and his wife Tiffany live on the family’s centennial farm north of Windsor, where they are raising their five children. He owns and operates a 3,000-acre corn and soybean farm with his father while raising 60 head of registered Angus cows.
Myron Stine proudly supports the family business by providing direction in marketing strategies and sales force infrastructure for Stine Seed Company. Myron understands the importance of working hard and developing relationships.
With a background in crop science, sales and marketing, Myron has worked his way up through organization, from starting his career as a farm worker to serving Stine as a district sales manager, regional sales manager, sales director, vice president of sales and marketing, and now as president of Stine Seed Company.
Myron holds a B.S. in crop science from McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas.
AWARDS & HONORS
2009 Board of Trustees, McPherson College
2011 FFA Stine Seed Enrichment Center Committee, Des Moines Area Community College
2013 Des Moines Concours d’Elegance Committee
2014 Board of Directors, Cultivation Corridor
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