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85th Annual Convention | March 17 – 19, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ

Confirmed speakers listed below.   Please check back frequently for more information, coming soon! 

Keynote Speaker Carl Bek-Nielson, Chief Executive Director of the United Plantations Board Malaysia, confirmed.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Army Veteran, Comedian and Motivational Speaker, Bobby Henline, confirmed.


 Drew Lerner

Educational Session Speaker, Drew Lerner, founder, president and senior Agricultural Meteorologist with World Weather, confirmed.


 Bill Lapp

Education Session, Point-Counter-Point, featuring Bill Lapp with Advanced Economic Solutions and Terry Reilly with Futures International on “the future.”  Both confirmed.





Terry Reilly


Ron Lawson

President & CEO/Owner at SF&O Commodities/LOGIC Advisors, Ron Lawson will discuss Global Money/The Way Managed Money Flows and Trading with China.  Ron is confirmed.

New and Emerging Topics Tuesday

John Dillard

NIOP General Counsel, John Dillard, to provide a regulatory update on how federal agencies are adapting their approach to new biotechnology (gene editing, CRISPR) and an explanation of the new GMO labeling “bioengineered” standard. He is confirmed.



Ron Heddleson

Ron Heddleson and Li Yi from Calyxt, Inc. will discuss the role of gene editing in developing oils for healthier foods.  Both are confirmed.






John Cusick

John Cusick member of the Jacobsen team of analysts and trader ofn the Biodiesel and Biodiesel feedstock for the past 15 years will help the “food people” understand what the “fuel people” are doing with feedstocks.


Two more speakers to be announced soon.