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The Future of Grain Farming in the United States

As farmers and growers in the United States aim to increase profitability and produce more with less, we will discuss a range of trends impacting the future of grain farming – across all stages of the crop cycle.

This is a unique opportunity for passionate, industry professionals to advance the thinking in this field. As a member, you'll engage with other panelists, learn more than you contribute, and get rewarded and recognized in the form of points and cash rewards. This engagement is moderated by an expert facilitator and is open asynchronously around-the-clock for your convenience over 4 weeks. You will also receive a $200 honorarium.

Each day of the 4 week, the facilitator will introduce a new subtopic exploring a new facet related to the future of grain farming in the US.

Project Objectives:
- Better understand the needs of the market.
- Explore and map the current landscape.
- Identify future directions.
- Determine a recommended path.

This engagement is expected to launch in late April 2021.

peopleExpert participation

Grain Farmers (Independent and Family-run Farms)
Grain Industry Experts
Grain Processors
Agtech Experts
Farming Operations and Technologists

Andrew McCrea

Facilitator

Don Vollma

Participant

Andy Bensen

Participant

J Calvin Haile

Participant

Drew Clemme

Participant

Mark Dostal

Participant

Darryl McDona

Participant

Terri Funk

Participant

Bruce Humphr

Participant

Tyson Walter

Participant

DIANNE BARNET

Participant

William Rhea

Participant

Matthew Klein

Participant

James Kirkpa

Participant

Doyle Lentz

Participant

Dennis McNinc

Participant

JC Fitzge

Participant

Jack Hoser

Participant

Casey Anders

Participant

Steven Bergma

Participant

Bryon Coffma

Participant

Greg Neyman

Participant

Duane Hopf

Participant

John McGrat

Participant

Brandon Petty

Participant

Justin Heinle

Participant

Reginald Strick

Participant

Tom Denney

Participant

Chad Deines

Participant

Kent Dunn

Participant

Kent Freric

Participant

Bob Nielse

Participant

Travis Hofer

Participant

Ed Shadri

Participant

Garrett Gilcre

Participant

Kyle Rollne

Participant

Jerome Wee

Participant

TIM WALDNE

Participant

Rodney Waldne

Participant

Steve Pierce

Participant

JJ WALDNE

Participant

Stanley Wipf

Participant

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Eric Allen, Senior Manager, Supply Chain at EY

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The Future of Grain Farming in the United States