THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU'LL MAKE IN YOUR BUSINESS ALL YEAR...
What is FARMCON?
FARMCON is an opportunity for you to connect with like-minded movers and shakers in the ag sector. These are people who have felt the ground crumbling beneath their feet and lived to tell the tale. It’s is an event for learning, working, and some play too. It’s not for everyone though – we’re looking for those ready and willing to take themselves and their businesses to the next level in 2020. It’s a series of hands-on workshops that will encourage you to push the limits of your creativity, discipline, and potential for success.
Most importantly, FARMCON doesn’t end when the conference is over. We are working to build a network of creative-minded people that love rural America and what it stands for, and people that are willing to fight to keep it alive. We aim to give you something you can take home to your team, to help arm you with the tools to needed to create a growing and thriving modern business.Together we can make a difference!
It will change your perspective!
The Main Event
Paul De Gelder,
Shark attack survivor featured on Shark Week in 2014, 2015, & 2016, Navy Clearance Diver, Army Paratrooper, author of “No Time for Fear: How a shark attack survivor beat the odds,” and motivational speaker at venues in front of thousands around the world from the United Nations to the US Navy and Anzac Day Military celebrations.
Dayton Moore, GM
General Manager of the Kansas City Royals, 2015 World Series Champion, and author of “More Than a Season: Building a Championship Culture.” In addition, Moore worked under John Schuerholz in the Atlanta Braves organization, winning two World Series.
Author of four books including “The Freak Factor” featured on TED Talk. During the last 15 years, some of David’s clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm. In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.
Rand Stagen, Man.Dir.
(VIP Only) – Managing Director of the Stagen Leadership Academy. Prior to founding Stagen, Rand was President of Presido Media Group. He’s also a former Chapter President of Young Entrepreneur’s Organization and a past Chairman / current board member of Conscious Capitalism Inc., a national non-profit organization.
Kevin Van Trump, CEO
CEO, Farm Direction, Angel Investor, Trader, Corp. Coach, and author of The Van Trump Report. Helps investors and Ag professionals better execute by making more informed decisions.
Mary Shelman, Fmr. Director
Mary Shelman is the founder at the Mary Shelman Group and Advisory Board Member at Village Capital. In addition, she was the director of the Agribusiness Program at the Havard Business School for 12 years. She also serves as a Board of Director at Stiftung Furst Liechtenstein, Chairman of the Board at RiceTec Inc, Chairman of the Board at Fractual Antenna Systems, President of the Board at English at Large, President of International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, and an Advisory Board member at Crop Enhancement Inc.
Andy Bailey, Petra Coach
(VIP Only) – Certified Petra Coach and serial entrepreneur who spends the majority of his time coaching other entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, and teams grow dynamic businesses that focus on: people, planning, processes, and profit.