Food and Ag at the Intersection Symposium To Focus on Consumer Trends Shaping Investment in Ag
29 Mar 2019
Emily Hardie, Lindsay Corporation | 402.829.6805 or Emily.Hardie@Lindsay.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2019
“Food and Ag at the Intersection” Symposium To Focus on Consumer Trends Shaping Investment in Agriculture
Speakers and attendees will be from organizations across the country and throughout the food supply chain
(OMAHA, Neb.) – Mar. 29, 2019 Lindsay Corporation, Farmers National Company and Gavilon announced they will jointly sponsor and host the first Food and Ag at the Intersection Symposium, a two-day event that will focus on analyzing the consumer trends disrupting the food production industry, and dialogue around how producers and industry organizations are responding to the changes these trends are driving. The event will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, May 1 and 2, 2019.
The event will take place at the Omaha Marriott Downtown, Capitol District, and will open with a welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 1. Thursday, May 2, activities kick off at 8 a.m., with a keynote address titled “Consumer Trends Affecting the Future of Food and Farming.” Following will be three expert panels further discussing key trends changing the face of the industry, the industry’s response to consumer demands and “The Next Big Things in Food & Ag.” The symposium will conclude at 3 p.m.
“At Farmers National, we see a wide variety of trends changing how farmers farm – across nearly every aspect of the industry,” said Jim Farrell, president and CEO of Farmers National Company. “The more we discussed it with our customers and others in the industry, from researchers to agronomists to equipment manufacturers, we realized we could achieve a lot by having key players come together to have an open dialogue about these changes.”
“As a manufacturer and distributor of irrigation equipment and technology across six continents, we are fortunate to serve farmers all over the world and gain first-hand insight into both the local and global headwinds they face,” said Randy Wood, president of irrigation at Lindsay Corporation. “We see value in fostering the kind of dialogue this symposium promotes; the more we can come together as an industry to understand macro trends impacting all of us, the better we will be able to deliver the kind of innovations our customers need.”
“Deep understanding of industry trends is essential to our business, managing commodities for farmers around the world,” said Ankush Bhandari, vice president, economic research at The Gavilon Group, LLC. “We have to not only recognize important trends, but we also have to know which ones are going to make a significant mark on the industry, and we have to help our customers stay on top and ahead of them. Open discussions with other industry leaders benefits all of us in helping farmers succeed and thrive in these challenging times.”
Registration for the event is open now and costs $225 per person. To see the complete agenda and speaker line-up, and to register, visit www.foodandagattheintersection.com.
About Lindsay Corporation
Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology. Established in 1955, the company has been at the forefront of research and development of innovative solutions to meet the food, fuel, fiber and transportation needs of the world’s rapidly growing population. The Lindsay family of irrigation brands includes Zimmatic® center pivot and lateral move agricultural irrigation systems and FieldNET® remote irrigation management and scheduling technology as well as irrigation consulting and design and industrial IoT solutions. Also a global leader in the transportation industry, Lindsay Transportation Solutions manufactures equipment to improve road safety and keep traffic moving on the world’s roads, bridges and tunnels, through the Barrier Systems®, Road Zipper® and Snoline™ brands. For more information about Lindsay Corporation, visit www.Lindsay.com.
About Farmers National Company
Since 1929 Farmers National Company has been offering professional farm management, real estate sales, and auctions and has expanded to include a complete range of agricultural services for landowners including oil and gas management, forest resource management, appraisals, insurance, consultations, hunting lease network, lake management, and FNC Ag Stock. www.farmersnational.com
About Gavilon Grain, LLC
The Gavilon Group, LLC connects producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel, linking agricultural supply with demand through its global supply chain network. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe. A wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, Gavilon employs more than 1,900 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gavilon.com.