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Annual Meeting – POSTPONED new date TBD
March 26 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pmFree
Ag Ventures Alliance will be holding their Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 26th at the Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake.
The guest speaker will be Aaron Putze, Senior Director of Information & Education at the Iowa Soybean Association. Aaron coordinates communications, marketing, industry relations, producer services and consumer engagement activities to positively impact Iowa agriculture and the state’s 38,000 soybean farmers. He is a 25-year veteran of the agricultural communications profession. Raised on a crop and livestock farm near West Bend, Iowa, Aaron earned degrees in communications, public relations and journalism from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to joining the Iowa Soybean Association team in 2010, Aaron served as public relations director for the Iowa Farm Bureau and executive director of the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. He’s an accomplished public speaker and the author of two books: Destined for Greatness—The Story of Chuck Long and Resurgence of Iowa Hawkeyes’ Football and YOU Are Destined for Greatness –Stories of Inspiration and Empowerment.
This year’s agenda will consist of:
- Startup Pitches hosted by Countryside Angels at 10:30 am
- Registration for Annual Meeting & Display Tables open at 11:00 am
- Annual Meeting begins at 11:30 am
- Rural Development Partners
- Guest Speaker – Aaron Putze
- President’s & Executive Director’s Report
- Investment Portfolio
- Normal Business
- Election of Officers
There will be display tables at the back of the room before, during and after the meeting. The companies coming are Rantizo (drone spraying platform), Shepherd (farm labor management platform), Continuum Ag (soil health assessment & improvement), Nori (carbon dioxide removal), SwineTech (reduce sow & piglet mortality rates).