A comprehensive lineup of farm business experts will share insights, analysis and best practices critical to young farmers during the first-ever two-day Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference, which takes place June 16-17 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

The conference agenda could be of interest to veterinarians who work with family farms and ranches, and sometimes become involved in issues of generational succession and business planning for young producers.

Registration is now open for the program, which is designed with content in mind for younger farmers getting started in the business of farming. “Set near the heart of the Music City, educational sessions will address best financial practices, growth strategies, landlord relations, leadership secrets, commodity marketing tips, diversification opportunities and much more,” noted Sara Schafer, Editor of Top Producer magazine. “The event includes numerous networking checkpoints, a live ‘U.S. Farm Report’ taping with host Tyne Morgan and an optional shuttle to downtown Nashville on Thursday evening.”

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. CST Thursday, June 16, with registration and the opening of the sponsor exhibit hall. The general session begins at 9 a.m. and will lead into two days of business-education sessions such as:

·         Making the Calls in a Tough Game

·         Walt Coleman, NFL Referee and Hiland Dairy Controller (keynote speaker)

·         Business Through Collaboration: Rethinking the Family Farm

·         John Gladigau, Collaborative Farming Australia

·         Avoid Risky Business by Confronting Conflict

·         Carolyn Rodenberg, Alternatives to Conflict

·         How to Prepare for What’s Ahead in the Ag Markets

·         Chip Flory, “Market Rally” Host

·         Shark Tank: Would the Sharks Back Your Farm?

·         Tommy Grisafi, Advance Trading

·         Your Strategic Plan in a Page

·         Sarah Beth Aubrey, Prosperity Consulting

Also during the conference, Top Producer will present the winner of its annual Horizon Award, which recognizes a top farm operator 35 and under. This year’s winner is Chris Noble of Noblehurst Farms in

Pavilion, N.Y.

An early bird registration rate of $279 per person is available through May 13. Previously held as a one-day conference in Chicago before Top Producer Seminar, the new Tomorrow’s Top Producer pairs a rigorous and business-intensive agenda with a family-friendly location. Hotel accommodations include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a game room, and the site is within miles of biking trails, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, shopping, entertainment venues and more.

Premier Sponsors of the 2016 Tomorrow’s Top Producer conference are Advance Trading, AgriGold, Bayer, Cargill, Case IH, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer, Farmers Business Network, IntelliFarms, O&B

Barnstorm, SoybeanPremiums.org, Syngenta and Verdesian. Co-sponsors are AgroLiquid and ESN

SmartNitrogen.

For details and to register, visit tomorrowstopproducer.com.