(Omaha, NE)- Last week, farmers and ag industry professionals gathered in Omaha, NE for the 2022 Farmer2Farmer Conference hosted by Farmers Business Network (FBN). The event featured a wide array of speakers, sessions and more to educate farmers on various topics including markets, agronomy, ag tech, social media, crop circles, sustainability and much more. The event also featured keynote speaker Jocko Willink, who gave an impassioned and energetic talk about his time as a U.S. Navy SEAL in Iraq.
Several breakout sessions and information on topics impacting agriculture. Kevin McNew, FBN Chief Economist, highlighted the transportation issues on the Mississippi River and their impact on prices. Here’s what McNew had to say regarding the issues on the river:
Former Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Former USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach also spoke about the upcoming Farm Bill during the event. Ibach shared some interesting thoughts after their discussion at the event:
Peterson also believes it could be tough to get things done in Washington D.C. for a couple of reasons:
Also, the discussion of how farming is portrayed in the media was brought up during a panel discussion with farmers during the event. Lauren Swanberg from Waseca, MN shared her thoughts on the issue:
Cale Carlson from south central Nebraska also brought up an interesting point of how social media affects perceptions of farming and agricultrue:
You can learn more about the event, get tickets for the 2023 Farmer2Farmer and learn more about FBN at: https://www.farmer2farmer.ag/