August 24-25, 2021
Holiday Inn Conference Center
110 S 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 237-5971
Thank you to these Convention Sponsors!
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Summer Convention Educational Presenters
Dr. Nick Ward, President, Ward Laboratories
Originally from Wamego Kansas, Nick received his BS and MS in Agronomy from K-State in 2007 and 2010 respectively. His Masters’ work focused on P fertilizer placement and fertilizer enhancement products. In 2015, he completed his PhD at the University of Nebraska focusing on active crop sensors for use in nitrogen management in irrigated environments. At Ward Labs, Nick focuses on the day-to-day operations of the lab while working with a research team to explore new tests that would help farmers, ranchers, or homeowners.
Invited Guest Congressman Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and actively promotes access for Nebraska agriculture products in Asia, South America, and throughout the world. He supports trade agreements that will continue to create new opportunities for our agriculture producers and their products to keep Nebraska’s economy strong.
Sam Pendleton, Sales Director, Rantizo, Friend, NE
Sam Pendleton grew up in rural Nebraska and has been around farming and agriculture his whole life. Graduating from UNL with an Agribusiness degree, Sam always had an interest in agricultural technology, which ultimately lead him to his position as Sales Director for Rantizo. Prior to Rantizo, Sam worked for Junge Control.
Richard Gupton, ARA, Washington, DC
Richard Gupton is Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Counsel with the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of retailers across the U.S. on legislative and regulatory issues on Capitol Hill. As the political voice of agricultural retailers, ARA not only represents its membership but also educates members on the political process and important issues affecting the industry.
Tentative Schedule of Events
|August 24, 2021|
|8:00 - 11:00 AM||Tee Times for 9-hole Qualifying Rounds of Golf||Meadowlark Hills Golf Course, Kearney, NE|
|11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||NeCCA Board Meeting with working Lunch||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|11:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Sponsors Set-Up Display Tables||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|1:00 PM||Registration Opens||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|1:00 - 7:00 PM||Sponsor Tables are Open||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|2:00 - 3:00 PM||"Agricultural Drone Spraying" Presented by Sam Pendelton, Rantizo, Friend, Nebraska|
Drone technology has greatly increased over the last decade. With that technology expansion, it has opened the doors for the ability to use drones in the agriculture sector. One of the newest forms of this is an aerial application by unmanned aircraft. Drone application gives ag retailers another tool to help with a stressful and condensed spraying season. As well as giving the ability to get coverage onto acres that might be more difficult with traditional spraying methods.
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|3:00 - 4:00 PM||"Agriculture Issues in Nebraska" Presented by Invited Guest Speaker, Congressman Adrian Smith||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||Afternoon Break Sponsored by Gowan and DTN||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|5:00 - 7:00 PM||Reception - Awards presentation and introduction of teams. Reception sponsored by Helena Agri-Enterprises, Nutrien Ag Solutions Wholesale, and Tessenderlo Kerley.||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|7:00 PM||Dinner on your own|
|August 25, 2021|
|7:30 - 8:30 AM||Breakfast on your own (provided by hotel if you are a guest)||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|8:30 - 9:15 AM||"Agriculture's Role in Carbon Marketplace" Presented by Dr. Nick Ward, Ward Laboratories, Kearney, Nebraska|
How do farmers use their land to accomplish the goal of storing carbon? Who and what is involved in confirming the CO2 stores.
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|9:15 - 10:00 AM||"DC Update" Presented by Richard Gupton, Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Counsel, Agricultural Retailers Association, Washington, DC||Holiday Inn Conference Center, Kearney, NE|
|8:30 - 10:00 AM||Morning Break Sponsored by Gowan and DTN|
|10:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Golf and Sport Shoot Tournaments (Pick up Box Lunches at Awarii Dunes Clubhouse). Lunch sponsored by Dultmeier Sales|
Transportation to the Sport Shoot Tournament sponsored by VAS/AgSource. Sport Shoot Tournament refreshments sponsored by AgriSmart Information Systems.
|Awarii Dunes Golf Course, Axtell, NE and Fort Kearney Shooting Sports Assn, Kearney, NE|
|5:00 - 7:00 PM||Steak Fry Dinner, Golf and Sport Shoot Awards. Dinner sponsored by Dultmeier Sales, Butler Ag Equipment, Koch Agronomic Services, Gavilon Fertilizer, Mosaic Crop Nutrition, Nutrien and Winfield United||Awarii Dunes Clubhouse, Axtell, NE|
|All Speaker expenses sponsored by The Andersons, Continental NH3 Products, Inspro Insurance, Intrepid Potash, and Stueve Construction.|