Jerry Hagstrom is a prize-winning agricultural journalist, book author and commentator.

In addition to his own daily Hagstrom Report, he writes a bi-monthly column of commentary for National Journal Daily, both of which reach a national policymaking audience. He reaches farmers, ranchers and agribusiness throughout the country with his work for DTN/Progressive Farmer news service in Omaha, the weekly Agweek newspaper in Grand Forks, N.D., and the Capital Press of Salem, Ore., which has editions in California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington state.

Mr. Hagstrom appears frequently on C-SPAN to discuss farm issues, and has appeared on National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation program Farming Today.

A native of North Dakota, Mr. Hagstrom grew up on the Hagstrom family farm and in Wilton and Bismarck, N.D. Both his maternal grandparents, of Norwegian descent, and his paternal grandparents, of Swedish descent, homesteaded in Burleigh County, North Dakota. A graduate of the University of Denver, he has been a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and a research fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University.

Marketing Session

Moderated by Dr. Jordan Shockley

Eric Snodgrass is a Science Fellow and Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global production agriculture. He provides frequent weather updates that focus on how high-impact weather events influence global agriculture productivity. His current research uses machine learning to better understand field-level weather impacts on yields in the US and to increase confidence in long-range weather prediction. He presents his research as a featured speaker at over 100 conferences annually where he provides logistical guidance and solutions to weather sensitive financial institutions, farmers, commodity traders, and other stakeholders.

Before transitioning to Nutrien Ag Solutions, Eric was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2006-2019. He won many prestigious teaching awards at the University of Illinois including College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence award, the Campus Teaching Excellence Award, and the Campus Teaching Excellence Award in Online and Distance Education. Eric is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Dept. of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois.

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Thursday, JanuaRY 13, 2022

Early Riser Session 

Eric Snodgrass

Moderator Dr. Jordan Shockley is an Associate Extension Professor and Farm Management Specialist within the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.

His mission is to provide economic opportunities to Kentucky producers by conducting meaningful, applied research in Farm Management and Poultry Economics and effectively communicate those opportunities to positively influence the success of producers statewide. He also teaches an upper-level undergraduate class in Agricultural Financial Management.

Panelist Mark Gold is the founder of Top Third Marketing; he holds a BS in Ag Econ from Univ of IL. He is a former 20-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade where he was a pit trader and floor broker.  He has also been a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, International Monetary Market, Sydney Futures Exchange, and the New Orleans Commodity Exchange.  He shares his perspectives regularly on Nebraska radio KRVN and Kansas radio KFRM, U.S. Farm Report, Ag Day TV and AgWeb.

Panelist Angie Setzer is a partner at Consus, a recently-formed firm that offers marketing and agronomic services. She did not go to school to be in agriculture, but got her big break with an opportunity to learn the business from a cash grain merchandiser.  She became Vice President of Grain for Citizens Elevator in 2011, managing 5 elevator locations and building a state-of-the-art direct ship program. Her passion is helping growers understand how folks make decisions at the elevator level, and how that knowledge can be used to benefit them on the farm.

Lunch Keynote

Jerry Hagstrom

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