The AgVantage 2022 Executive Conference will be February 10-11, 2022 at the
Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA. We are so excited to be planning this in-person only event.
We have a great agenda packed with conversations with successful CEOs that you really want to hear. This event is in-person only because so many great connections are made and networking happens when we get together face to face. Don't miss this event...register now!
Plan to arrive Wednesday, February 9th for a Welcome Reception Beach Party and bonfire starting at 6:00 pm (PCT).
Please bring a mask to this event. We will follow the California Department of Public Health masking protocols.
George D. Secor - President/CEO of Sunrise Cooperative
With a strong vision in mind, George began to build what would become Sunrise in 1996 when he became the CEO of Country Spring Farmers Co-op. In 2007, they merged with Sunrise Cooperative and began to operate under the Sunrise name, before merging with Country Star Cooperative in 2009. Sunrise reached its current footprint with a merger with Trupointe Cooperative in 2016.
Heath Barnes - CEO of Mercer Landmark
Heath was named President/CEO of Mercer Landmark in early January 2019. Heath does an outstanding job leading the Mercer Landmark Cooperative and has the experience and determination to successfully continue to move the team in a positive direction. He is dedicated to overseeing the new opportunities and growth throughout the entire organization and enjoys working among the Mercer Landmark leadership team as they provide outstanding customer service at each of our 22 locations.
Jim Dell - CEO & President of Alcivia
Jim joined the team in March of 2018 as CEO and President. Jim began his career at Harvest States and regionally owned locations of Land O’Lakes. Then after 19 years with Central Valley Cooperative, focusing on primarily grain and feed business, Jim joined Cooperative Producers Incorporated (CPI) in Hastings, Nebraska as their Vice President of Grain. Jim has been in various management roles in the cooperative system since 1989.
Sonny Perdue - Former United States Secretary of Agriculture
Sonny Perdue is an American veterinarian, businessman, and politician who
served as the 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2017 to
2021. He previously served as the 81st Governor of Georgia from 2003 to
2011. Sonny is the founder and partner in an agricultural trading
Please choose from our three registration packages at the link below. If you have any questions please contact Lisa Sick.
Executive Registration ($850 per person)
Ticket for an Agribusiness Executive to attend this event from Wednesday Evening 2/9/22 Welcome Reception through Friday lunch 2/11/22. This includes breakfasts, lunches, breaks, and meetings.
Sponsor Registration (paid w/sponsorship level)
This registration is for a Sponsor to attend the AgVantage 2022 Executive Conference. This ticket includes sponsor attendance to the Welcome Reception, breakfasts, breaks and lunches.
Sponsor/Guest Registration ($425 per person)
This ticket is for a Spouse or Guest of an attendee to join us for breakfasts and lunches during the conference. You may also be notified via email or text of other events offered to guests during the conference. If you have suggestions for these events, contact Lisas@agvantage.com.
Thursday starts with Michelle Blomberg, CEO of AgVantage who will update us on what is happening at AgVantage Software.
Listen in on the great CEO Connections. Heath Barnes from Mercer Landmark of Ohio and Jim Dell from ALCIVIA of WI will have great conversations with Michelle sharing their stories of company growth, handling change, and motivating their people.
Cyber Security Protection expert Mark Eich, of Clifton Larson Allen LLP will be discussing this hot topic and what you need to do to be prepared and how to evaluate your protection and security.
Learn about the hottest trends in technology from the AgVantage Experts.
Talk with business partners, sponsors and special guest: retired United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue.
Thursday night features a fantastic dinner cruise event on the 105 foot “Dream On” yacht. (attendance optional - $99/person).
Friday starts with George Secor, CEO of Sunrise Cooperative who will have a sit down conversation with us. Sunrise is the leading agriculture and energy cooperative in Ohio, which spans from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.
A panel of technical experts will share their perspective on IT, company culture and the ups and downs of riding that wave.
Then you can join a breakout session on Grain, Agronomy & Seed, or Energy to focus in on these areas of your business with subject matter experts.
Enjoy an Oceanside Grillout Lunch together as you continue great conversations and networking for the end to our day together.
The meeting may end on Friday after lunch, but the fun and networking continues!
Golf one of the local courses with beautiful mountain and coastal scenery.
Relax on the resort beach and catch some rays or dip your toes in the ocean.
Explore the highlights of San Diego via the city’s Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour.
To preview session details and times, view the Conference Agenda
The Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego, CA
It is a perfect resort to stay where everything you need is right there! Dining, entertainment, beach, pool, spa, and this event!! For more than 130 years, Hotel del Coronado has been the symbol of Victorian elegance and refined luxury. This distinction continues to be recognized by leading travel publications and industry organizations from around the world. In 2021, it was named one of “The 25 Best Resorts in the US” and “The 10 Best Beaches in the U.S.” by HGTV and Travel & Leisure.
Make your hotel reservations online or call 1-800-468-3533 for hotel assistance.
Ask for the AgVantage Group Rate.
Dream On Yacht, by Hornblower City Cruises
Enjoy a dinner cruise on the 105 foot private yacht ‘Dream On’, boasting a roomy and fully enclosed upper deck. Start with cocktails and enjoy dinner and networking with others while taking in the spectacular views of San Diego Bay along the beautiful California coast. Nice touches like wide staircases, large panoramic windows and a private lounge area make Dream On one of the most popular yachts in the harbor. (Bring a jacket if needed for the boat ride back.)
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