Ag Outlook Forum Set for Sept. 28

Kansas City, May 22, 2017 - The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications announce plans to present an Ag Outlook Forum on September 28th in Kansas City.

This year has already proven to be very challenging for farmers, agribusiness and rural America. With a new Administration, a new Congress, and debate already starting on the 2018 Farm Bill, this is a great time to connect with top-notch leaders across agriculture and rural America, including:

  • Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George
  • Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (invited)
  • John Deere Senior Vice President John Lagemann
  • Kansas City Southern President & CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer

"Kansas City has been growing as a regional hub for hundreds of agribusinesses and this is great way to showcase some of our best and brightest," says Cliff Becker, chairman, Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. "The event will build on the very successful inaugural session the group held in 2016."

Becker, a senior executive with Farm Journal Media, said the Council is excited to partner on the 2017 version with Agri-Pulse Communications, a media company known as an industry leader in agricultural policy coverage and analysis.

"We are pleased to partner with the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City to provide participants with a CEO-level perspective on the issues, opportunities, and challenges facing the agriculture industry," said Sara Wyant, President, Agri-Pulse Communications.

The Ag Outlook Forum will be held at the offices of Stinson Leonard Street in downtown Kansas City, 1201 Walnut.  The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will conclude with a networking reception at 5:00 p.m.  Early-bird registration is $95 for Agricultural Business Council members and $125 for non-members.

Registration is now open at:

Becker said there are a limited number of seats and expects the event to be a sell-out, urging those interested in attending to register early. General event information is available at or by calling (816) 912-2084.

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