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MEET THIS YEAR'S

MC

Danny Hooper

Master of Entertainment

Danny Hooper is enjoying a remarkable ride. Born in Edmonton, Canada and raised on a cattle ranch near the tiny hamlet of Tomahawk, Alberta, Danny knew at an early age that his passion was in the entertainment world. In the decades since, he has parlayed his unique personality and off-beat sense of humour into an award-winning career and thousands of on-stage performances as a recording artist, motivational speaker, comedic emcee, and celebrity benefit auctioneer.

MEET THIS YEAR'S

Keynote Speakers

Josh Linville

Vice President – Fertilizer
StoneX

Growing up in northwestern Missouri on a family farm growing tobacco crops and cattle, Josh brings a unique perspective to the fertilizer markets. With over 20 years of experience in this industry, Josh has operated in roles that have given him market perspective as a North American Logistics Specialist, US-based Nitrogen Producer, and General Manager of Commerce in Melbourne, Australia. Josh and his team, which spans the globe, have worked hard to educate the market on how to use the fertilizer futures markets to not only offset price risk, but also to be able to sell produce to farmers much sooner. for fertilizer producers to start their physical sales programs.

KEYNOTE

Fertilizer black swans are going away....
but are new ones possible?

Escalating energy and fertilizer costs, supply chain challenges, and volatile commodity pricing, the need for risk management strategies at the farm or ranch has never been greater. In this presentation, Josh will help us dissect these market uncertainties and provide some insights to help guide and shape how you position your farm or ranching business in the months ahead.

Josh Linville
StoneX

Lance Zimmerman

SVP – Senior Animal Protein Analyst
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Lance grew up on a commercial cow-calf, backgrounding and diversified crop farm in northwest Kansas and earned an M.S. in agricultural economics and B.S. in agricultural communications from Kansas State University. Lance Zimmerman serves as the senior beef analyst for Rabobank’s North American Food & Agribusiness research team. He has two decades of experience in the beef cattle industry, gaining recognition nationally for his thought leadership. Lance spent 12 years at CattleFax, most recently as director of research and protein market analysis. Before joining CattleFax, he worked with the supply development team at Certified Angus Beef LLC.

KEYNOTE

Out of the frying pan – onto the grill.

The Canada and US beef industries often consider stronger market prices and consumer demand as solutions in creating a more resilient supply chain. However, volatile markets, lingering drought and supply shifts are making it more difficult for market participants to operate with certainty. Lance shared Rabobank’s beef and cattle market outlook for the next several years, to help you learn how these issues have left the industry vulnerable to additional contraction and discuss solutions to these sector risks.

Lance Zimmerman
RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Steve Kehoe

Director, Energy Transition &
Sustainable Services
Energy, BMO Capital Markets

Steve Kehoe, Director in BMO’s Energy Transition Group. Steve is a broad specialist focusing on new energy transition technologies including (among others) low carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and carbon capture and sequestration. Steve has a Bachelor of Engineering Science (with Distinction) and Master of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering (NSERC Scholar, specializing in fluid mechanics) from Western University, and is an Ambassador with the Energy Futures Lab. Prior to joining BMO, Steve worked in the oil and gas industry in production and exploitation engineering, and then spent 12 years working in Acquisitions & Divestitures Advisory with BMO’s Energy Group evaluating energy assets and executing transactions. His work on the hydrogen economy has become an important touchpoint with many BMO clients, government, and agencies.

KEYNOTE

KEYNOTE: Reducing Your Carbon Intensity and Driving New Revenue with RNG

Steve discussed the opportunities available to you by understanding the value of your “feedstock” for renewable natural gas generation and how this benefits cattle operations through carbon credit generation.

Steve Kehoe
BMW Capital Markets

Rob Dongoski

Partner, Food & Agriculture
Kearney

Rob Dongoski, Partner at Kearney and global lead of Kearney’s AgriFood sector, brings 25+ years of knowledge and experience across the food system to his clients. With a focus on strategy and innovation, he’s led some of the industry’s most iconic mergers and developed break-through business model designs and partnerships. His involvement spans large corporates, investors and start up communities.

KEYNOTE

Everyone is talking about AI…what could this mean for agriculture?

Whether it is NVIDIA, Microsoft, Google or Facebook, wherever you look someone is talking about AI. Is this another round of tech hype or will AI be real disrupter. Rob will discuss the fundamentals of AI, next horizon beyond data analytics, current and potential use cases in agriculture and key steps to capitalize your efforts. Whether operating in row crops, specialty crops of the livestock industry, the potential to leverage AI could be a transformative opportunity.

Rob Dongoski
Kearney

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