Program

The Outlook team is curating cutting edge programming that will make your time spent in Little Rock truly impactful! To you, to your bottom line, and to your operation.
Educational Sessions  

Education Sessions

This year we are offering more than 15 hours of educational programming during the conference.  Below are a few highlights.  Other sessions topics include  Farm Shop Design, the Latest Mapping Technology, Precision Ag and Rice, Gene Editing for Rice, Farm & Mill Safety, Co-op 101, Farming Fails and Tales, and much more!
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Andy Halko,
Invisia

Transact: eCommerce Strategies & Tactics to Drive Sales

eCommerce is predicted to hit $4.8 trillion by 2021 and continues to be a key strategy for product and service companies alike. Winning at eCommerce requires the combination of a smart go-to-market strategy, powerful platform, integrated demand generation, and constant optimization.
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David Fikes,
Food Marketing Institute 

Customers Also Viewed This: Unpacking Consumer Retail Behavior

David Fikes from the Food Marketing Institute will share exciting results from the organization’s new, groundbreaking study of U.S. grocery shopper trends. What do they care about and why? And what do the expect from the people who feed them?
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Matthew Lohr,
NRCS Chief 

A Conversation with the NRCS

NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr (invited) sits down for a fireside chat to talk conservation, technology, and what conservation success will look like in the future and how we can get there together.
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Trav Baxter,
Attorney 

Estate & Succession Planning for Farms

The number one mistake people make when it comes to estate planning is not planning at all. Attorney Trav Baxter is going to demystify estate and trust planning and help you chart a course ahead.
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Veronica Nigh,
American Farm Bureau

Macroeconomics Outlook for Agriculture

Veronica Nigh of the American Farm Bureau will separate fact from fiction as the U.S. economy and the U.S. ag economy seem to diverge, specifically digging into the drivers of the U.S. economy, farm economy, farm debt and financial indicators, interest rates, cash rents and farmland values, and trade.
General Sessions  

General Session I

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Dr. Shimi Kang,
Neuroscience Expert

Keynote Dr. Shimi Kang

Kang is an expert on human motivation and neuroscience and studies, among other things, stress and the impact it has on our bodies and minds.  She believes stress and stress-related illnesses are a major public health crisis, and is committed to making mental health and wellness a priority.  Through her entertaining talk she will change the way attendees think about and understand their own mental health and help us all chart a path to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives as a result.

General Session II

Nathan Childs & Jim Wiesemeyer

Nathan Childs

Nathan Childs,
USDA/ERS

Childs will present current USDA forecasts for the U.S. and global rice markets, explaining economic factors driving production, use, trade, and price.
 
Jim Wiesemeyer

Jim Wiesemeyer,
Pro Farmer

Wiesemeyer will do a deep dive on what the political climate in Washington means for agriculture.

Persons requiring special accommodations or having any dietary restrictions to attend or participate in this conference should contact Jeanette Davis at (703) 236-1447, or e-mail jdavis@usarice.com no later than Nov. 29, 2019.

USA Rice is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  USA Rice does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital/family status or political beliefs.