Ready to master the ever-changing world of agriculture? Look no further! GrainVantage is back for 2023. This is your chance to dive deep into the current state of the ag industry and equip yourself with the knowledge you need to succeed.
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|Naomi Blohm||Total Farm Marketing with a Global Perspective
Get valuable insights into global marketing strategies with Naomi Blohm, senior market advisor at Total Farm Marketing. Blohm will guide a discussion on commodity markets, trends, volatility and important considerations to keep in mind. The session will also explore concepts you can apply to your operation to boost profitability while reducing risk during uncertain times.
|Bill Moore||Current State of Interest Rates
Explore the world of interest rates with Bill Moore, chief risk officer at Compeer Financial. Learn about the latest developments and the major influences behind the fastest interest rate increase in history. Gain the financial knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
|Damian Mason||The Business of Agriculture – Trends Influencing the Industry
Prepare for the future with Damian Mason, noted speaker and entrepreneur, as he discusses the trends shaping the agricultural business. With his humor-infused commentary, Mason will connect the dots from consumer issues to regulations, political movements, societal changes and current events, giving you a comprehensive outlook.
Senior Market Advisor
Total Farm Marketing
Naomi Blohm is an expert in helping farmers with their cash marketing needs, emphasizing basis management, delivery points, cash flow and storage capacity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Agriculture Business from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and a Master of Science in Adult Education with a focus on ag economics. Blohm also holds a Master Certificate in Global Education. She is a frequent contributor on various agriculture programs, conducts market outlook and risk management seminars across the Midwest, and is a featured speaker at industry events. Blohm also contributes to publications like Farm Futures, Successful Farming and High Plains Journal. Her media commentary covers market volatility, risk management and market analysis in grain, livestock and milk markets.
Chief Risk Officer
Bill Moore plays a pivotal role in overseeing credit, enterprise risk, analytics and enterprise security functions within Compeer Financial. As a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley Mass., Moore holds dual degrees in accounting and economics and is a proud Charted Financial Analyst, recognized by the CFA Institute. With a career spanning 15 years as an institutional investment portfolio manager in both New York and Minneapolis, Moore brought his extensive expertise to Compeer Financial in 2014. His profound experience encompasses finance, risk management, statistics, capital markets and credit analysis. Moore is a part of the executive leadership and senior leadership committees at Compeer Financial.
Damian Mason Enterprises
Damian Mason embodies a unique blend of talk show host charisma, agricultural economics expertise and comedic wit. He connects with agricultural audiences through his insightful and humorous commentary. Apart from his speaking engagements, Mason is a prolific podcaster, hosting “The Business of Agriculture” and “Do Business Better” podcasts. He also leads the “Cutting the Curve” podcast on XtremeAg.farm, a forward-thinking platform for farmers. Raised on a dairy farm and holding a degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, Mason also studied comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City-Chicago. With a diverse clientele spanning crops, livestock and more, Mason’s experience is sought after worldwide.