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AG CONNECT Offers Producers Opportunity to Learn, Grow from ‘Managing for Profit’ Sessions

Producers can profit from the knowledge of two top Midwestern farmers who will present informative educational sessions at AG CONNECT Expo & Summit 2013. Brownfield Ag News, the official radio partner of AG CONNECT, will sponsor the sessions, one each day of the show.

The sessions will follow the same format as Brownfield’s popular “Managing for Profit” radio program. AG CONNECT is scheduled for January 29-31, 2013, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We’re excited about covering what’s new at AG CONNECT and sponsoring the ‘Managing for Profit’ sessions,” said Cyndi Young, farm director at Brownfield Ag News. “Both session presenters have a wealth of experience and insight to share with show attendees. This is the just the kind of information producers need to help their operations thrive in the years ahead.”

Bill Graff will present on both January 29 and 30 but will alter his presentation each day. Graff farms in central Illinois where he and his family raise corn, soybeans, hay, purebred cattle and wheat.

As a progressive family farmer on what he considers to be a small farm in today’s environment, Graff will discuss business management, growth and diversification strategies, sustainability efforts and the 5-year plan for growth on his farm.

Gary Porter will be the presenter on January 31. Porter is a third generation farmer in Mercer County, Missouri. His family raises corn, soybeans, sorghum and Angus cattle.

Porter’s business sense and adoption of new technologies in his farming operation as well as his experience representing corn farmers on an international level through his efforts with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Rest of the World Programs Advisory Team gives him a unique perspective.

Register Now for AG CONNECT

AG CONNECT Expo & Summit 2013 will offer a preview of what’s to come in agriculture in the next several years through new technologies, advanced practices and operating efficiencies that improve quality and yield.

Attendees may register for AG CONNECT online, or by calling toll-free 866-229-3691 (Intl +1 301-694-5243) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. The official registration form may also be downloaded from and faxed or mailed in.

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