2021 Education Week YPN Event

ASFMRA Education Week 2022

2021 YPN Workshop and Networking Event

sponsored by
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When: Sunday, July 18 | 5:30 - 9:00 PM CT
Where: Top Golf Omaha

Leadership Workshop — Seeking Opportunity in Adversity
Speaker: Edgar Hicks; former Iowa Director, CFO Systems, LLC

Edgar has a thorough history in the Midwest grain industry as exemplified by his tenures within commercial futures, major exporters such as Cargill, managing and living in rural communities, and stints at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Edgar’s clientele ranged from farmer accounts that he advised on marketing concepts to Fortune 100 food accounts he provided with price protection strategies. He has worked as a general manager with the Farmers Cooperative in Clarks, Nebraska and as a barge/rail grain merchandiser with the Pillsbury Company. In addition, he has assisted rural communities in developing alternative grain marketing strategies and in establishing 501(c)(3) organizations.

Edgar formerly served on Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s Rural Development Commission, Congressman Lee Terry’s Ag Advisory Team, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Agricultural Advisory Committee and the USDA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Advisory Committee. He is a former member of the USDA Emerging Markets Advisory Committee and past chairman of the Executive Committee of the Nebraska State Grange (America’s oldest farmer-based organization).

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Topgolf offers a wide selection of games that utilize micro-chipped golf balls to keep track of every shot. Player's shots will be relayed back to their bay screen showing the accuracy and distance of each ball. Our giant targets make it fun for everyone – Guests of all ages and skill levels can score! Every Topgolf features dozens of climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout our sports bar & restaurant.

When it comes to our eats, we know that amazing food and beverage is at the heart of any great social gathering. We take it pretty seriously. That’s why at our Topgolf Omaha restaurant, you will find an accomplished Executive Chef and experienced team, using high-quality ingredients to deliver a fresh twist on familiar favorites. The way we see it, we’re not just a place to play, we’re one of the best places to eat in the Omaha, NE area.

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Thank You to
Our 2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

Kefa Capital, Inc.
Farmers National Company
Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management
Hertz Farm Management
Peoples Company
Rabo AgriFinance
Crown Appraisals
Valley Irrigation
Carolinas Virginias Chapter of the ASFMRA
Colorado Chapter of the ASFMRA
Illinois Chapter of the ASFMRA
Illinois Chapter of the ASFMRA
Michigan Chapter of the ASFMRA
Mid-South Chapter of the ASFMRA
Minnesota Chapter of the ASFMRA
Nebraska Chapter of the ASFMRA
New Mexico Chapter of the ASFMRA
South Dakota Chapter of the ASFMRA
Texas Chapter of the ASFMRA