2021 YPN Leadership Workshop and Social | Education Week 2021

When:  Jul 18, 2021 from 17:30 to 20:00 (CT)

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2021 YPN Workshop and Networking Event

When: Sunday, July 18 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM CT
Where: Top Golf Omaha

Transportation pick-up at 5:30 PM at Hotel

Leadership Workshop — Seeking Opportunity in Adversity
Speaker: Edgar Hicks; 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 ranges 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 currently serves 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).

Networking Event
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.

Pricing: $15 member / $25 non-member before June 1st $20 member / $35 non-member after June 1st