The AGrow Expo

Schedule of Events
AM SESSION

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:15 AM

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:30 AM – 12:20 PM

morning breakout sessions

9:30 – 10:05 AM

The Shop

Profitable Seed Strategies – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist and Bobby Diener, Mercer Landmark Seed Lead will share some early insights on 2022’s top-performing seed products and discuss how to develop a profitable seed strategy that accounts for the characteristics of your fields. They will share their top picks for your 2023 seed order to help you select the best combination of products for your acres.

Latty Office Training Room

Global Trends and Their Impact on Our Local Grain Markets – Kirk Roetgerman, Mercer Landmark EVP Grain and Aaron Ulland, Commodity Broker at CHS Hedging LLC will dive into the global factors that are impacting our local grain markets and suggest some ways you can minimize your risk and maximize your returns.

Supply Warehouse

Integrating Beef Cross Cattle Into Your Operation Part 1 – Ralph Gill, Calf Technical Sales and Business Manager for Land ‘O Lakes Animal Milk Solutions will discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics and opportunities for dairy and cattlemen. Ralph will share what processors are looking for and some strategies for implementing this concept into your business. Live specimens will be on hand…you don’t want to miss this informative and interactive presentation.

Food Tent

Soil Health – What’s Your Baseline? – Jeremiah Durbin, Truterra Transition Advisor will explain the importance of establishing a soil health baseline. If you want to improve soil health then you need to know where you’re starting from. Jeremiah will teach us about measuring your baseline and tracking progress on your soil health journey.
10:15 – 10:50 AM

The Shop

Supply Chain Outlook – Greg Culp, Mercer Landmark VP Agronomy Sales and Marketing will provide an update on 2022 crop protection performance and an outlook for 2023 product availability.
Latty Office Training Room
Profitable Seed Strategies – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist and Bobby Diener, Mercer Landmark Seed Lead will share some early insights on 2022’s top-performing seed products and discuss how to develop a profitable seed strategy that accounts for the characteristics of your fields. They will share their top picks for your 2023 seed order to help you select the best combination of products for your acres.
Supply Warehouse
Integrating Beef Cross Cattle Into Your Operation Part 2 – Dave Puthoff, Feed Advisory Manager for Mercer Landmark with over 50 years of experience in the industry, will pick up where Ralph Gill left off and talk about the feeding programs to support a successful Beef Cross operation. There will be additional time in this session for Q&A with Ralph and Dave…you don’t want to miss the 2nd part of this informative and interactive presentation.

Food Tent

Don’t Get Your Ascot Without a Cover Crop – Michael Watercutter, Mercer Landmark Conservation Agronomist has used cover crops on his own farm for several years. He will discuss the benefit of a cover crop system and how to select the best mix for your farm. Michael will also share what he’s learned over the years navigating various agency programs to ensure you get the most return for your efforts and investment.
11:00 – 11:35 AM

The Shop

Global Trends and Their Impact on Our Local Grain Markets – Kirk Roetgerman, Mercer Landmark EVP Grain and Aaron Ulland, Commodity Broker at CHS Hedging LLC will dive into the global factors that are impacting our local grain markets and suggest some ways you can minimize your risk and maximize your returns.
Latty Office Training Room
Maximizing Your ROI on Nutrients – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist returns with Jason Diller, Mercer Landmark Precision Ag Specialist to discuss the importance of timing nutrient applications with your crop’s nutrient needs throughout the season to maximize efficiencies and returns. They will also review the tools and strategies Mercer Landmark offers to ensure best nutrient management.
Supply Warehouse
Everything I Learned in Life I Learned in a Hog Barn – Dan Gowanlock, Heartland Swine Services Manager will present an overview of today’s swine industry, provide information on Mercer Landmark’s sow ownership and how the pork industry is sustainable.  Dan will educate and entertain you as he shares his experiences from “inside the barn.”

Food Tent

Sustainability Program Myth Busters – Amanda Bahn-Ziegler with Truterra will bust the most common myths farmers believe about sustainability programs. Her presentation will cover everything you’ve wanted to ask about this topic and help you understand the best approach and programs to deliver value back to your business.
11:45 AM – 12:20 PM

The Shop

Global Fertilizer Market Projections – Fertilizer pricing, supply and logistics are some of the biggest influencers of on-farm profitability. Chris Short from CHS will break down the outlook for 2023 and help you understand the variables to keep an eye on as you develop your nutrient program. Dan Recker will briefly review the solutions Mercer Landmark offers to help you mitigate your exposure in this volatile market.
Latty Office Training Room
Managing Risk in a Volatile Energy Market – The rising cost of energy impacts all areas of our lives. Joe Hart, Mercer Landmark EVP of Energy will discuss the extreme volatility in the Energy / Fuel markets and highlight some solutions Mercer Landmark offers our customers to help stabilize this drag on your bottom line.
Supply Warehouse
Supply Chain Outlook – Greg Culp, Mercer Landmark VP Agronomy Sales and Marketing will provide an update on 2022 crop protection performance and an outlook for 2023 product availability.

Food Tent

Making the Most of Your Manure – Manure is full of value for your soil and your crops. Michael Watercutter, Mercer Landmark’s Conservation Agronomist returns to share some tips to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the benefits nature’s fertilizer can provide. Navigating the H2Ohio program and developing a successful manure management program for your operation.
PM SESSION
12:00 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Heath Barns, CEO of Mercer Landmark will highlight how the modern ag cooperative system helps connect local producers with consumer food manufacturers to achieve corporate sustainability initiatives and unlock real on-farm value.

2:00 – 5:00 PM

afternoon breakout sessions

2:00 – 2:35 PM

the shop

Profitable Seed Strategies – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist and Bobby Diener, Mercer Landmark Seed Lead will share some early insights on 2022’s top-performing seed products and discuss how to develop a profitable seed strategy that accounts for the characteristics of your fields. They will share their top picks for your 2023 seed order to help you select the best combination of products for your acres.
Latty Office Training Room
Global Trends and Their Impact on Our Local Grain Markets – Kirk Roetgerman, Mercer Landmark EVP Grain and Aaron Ulland, Commodity Broker at CHS Hedging LLC will dive into the global factors that are impacting our local grain markets and suggest some ways you can minimize your risk and maximize maximize your returns.
Supply Warehouse
Integrating Beef Cross Cattle Into Your Operation Part 1 – Ralph Gill, Calf Technical Sales and Business Manager for Land ‘O Lakes Animal Milk Solutions will discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics and opportunities for dairy and cattlemen. Ralph will share what processors are looking for and some strategies for implementing this concept into your business. Live specimens will be on hand…you don’t want to miss this informative and interactive presentation.

Food Tent

Soil Health – What’s Your Baseline? – Jeremiah Durbin, Truterra Transition Advisor will explain the importance of establishing a soil health baseline. If you want to improve soil health then you need to know where you’re starting from. Jeremiah will teach us about measuring your baseline and tracking progress on your soil health journey.
2:45 – 3:20 PM

the shop

Supply Chain Outlook – Greg Culp, Mercer Landmark VP Agronomy Sales and Marketing will provide an update on 2022 crop protection performance and an outlook for 2023 product availability.
Latty Office Training Room
Profitable Seed Strategies – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist and Bobby Diener, Mercer Landmark Seed Lead will share some early insights on 2022’s top-performing seed products and discuss how to develop a profitable seed strategy that accounts for the characteristics of your fields. They will share their top picks for your 2023 seed order to help you select the best combination of products for your acres.
Supply Warehouse
Integrating Beef Cross Cattle Into Your Operation Part 2 – Dave Puthoff, Feed Advisory Manager for Mercer Landmark with over 50 years of experience in the industry, will pick up where Ralph Gill left off and talk about the feeding programs to support a successful Beef Cross operation. There will be additional time in this session for Q&A with Ralph and Dave…you don’t want to miss the 2nd part of this informative and interactive presentation.

Food Tent

Don’t Get Your Ascot Without a Cover Crop – Michael Watercutter, Mercer Landmark Conservation Agronomist has used cover crops on his own farm for several years. He will discuss the benefits of a cover crop system and how to select the best mix for your farm. Michael will also share what he’s learned over the years navigating various agency programs to ensure you get the most return for your efforts and investment.
3:30 – 4:05 PM

the shop

Global Trends and Their Impact on Our Local Grain Markets – Kirk Roetgerman, Mercer Landmark EVP Grain and Aaron Ulland, Commodity Broker at CHS Hedging LLC will dive into the global factors that are impacting our local grain markets and suggest some ways you can minimize your risk and maximize your returns.
Latty Office Training Room
Profitable Seed Strategies – Dan Griffin, Winfield United Regional Agronomist and Bobby Diener, Mercer Landmark Seed Lead will share some early insights on 2022’s top-performing seed products and discuss how to develop a profitable seed strategy that accounts for the characteristics of your fields. They will share their top picks for your 2023 seed order to help you select the best combination of products for your acres.
Supply Warehouse
Everything I Learned in Life I Learned in a Hog Barn – Dan Gowanlock, Heartland Swine Services Manager will present an overview of today’s swine industry, provide information on Mercer Landmark’s sow ownership and how the pork industry is sustainable.  Dan will educate and entertain you as he shares his experiences from “inside the barn.”

Food Tent

Sustainability Program Myth Busters – Amanda Bahn-Ziegler with Truterra will bust the most common myths farmers believe about sustainability programs. Her presentation will cover everything you’ve wanted to ask about this topic and help you understand the best approach and programs to deliver value back to your business.
4:15 – 5:00 PM

the shop

Global Fertilizer Market Projections – Fertilizer pricing, supply and logistics are some of the biggest influencers of on-farm profitability. Chris Short from CHS will break down the outlook for 2023 and help you understand the variables to keep an eye on as you develop your nutrient program. Dan Recker will briefly review the solutions Mercer Landmark offers to help you mitigate your exposure in this volatile market.
Latty Office Training Room
Managing Risk in a Volatile Energy Market – The rising cost of energy impacts all areas of our lives. Joe Hart, Mercer Landmark EVP of Energy will discuss the extreme volatility in the Energy / Fuel markets and highlight some solutions Mercer Landmark offers our customers to help stabilize this drag on your bottom line.
Supply Warehouse
Supply Chain Outlook – Greg Culp, Mercer Landmark VP Agronomy Sales and Marketing will provide an update on 2022 crop protection performance and an outlook for 2023 product availability.

Food Tent

Making the Most of Your Manure – Manure is full of value for your soil and your crops. Michael Watercutter, Mercer Landmark’s Conservation Agronomist returns to share some tips to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the benefits nature’s fertilizer can provide. Navigating the H2Ohio program and developing a successful manure management program for your operation.