The Ag Breakfast is an annual appreciation event held in March. Projected attendance for this event is 400-500 people. The Ag Breakfast is a yearly event to bring farms and business together for an early morning breakfast served by Chamber volunteers.
The 2019 Chamber Ag Breakfast was a big success! Hundreds of farmers, agriculture experts, and business leaders gathered at The Music Man Square for conversation and made-to-order omelets prepared by Agribusiness Committee members. Keynote speakers Dr. John Lawrence and Dr. Wendong Zhang received rave reviews for their relevant and thought-provoking content.
Save the date for the 38th Ag Breakfast Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at The Music Man Square.
2019 Ag Breakfast Speakers
Vice President for ISU Extension & Outreach Dr. John Lawrence will present “ISU Serving Agriculture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Lawrence has been a leader at Iowa State University in many capacities, including Director of the Iowa Beef Center, Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach. He was raised on a crop and livestock farm and truly believes in building a strong Iowa.
Assistant ISU Economics Professor Dr. Wendong Zhang will follow Lawrence and share “Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War.” Zhang is the leading researcher of the Iowa Land Value Survey, the Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey, as well as the ISU Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference. His presentation will highlight seven critical economic, political, and cultural aspects of China to help attendees better understand the actions and attitudes of the Chinese government and people.
Please contact Kativa at the Chamber for more information.