Ag in August in Ames – State of Now First Mini

We know not everyone has a full day to dedicate to hearing about the effect of real time internet on today’s human being.

What if we could drill down and present you with information specific to your area of interest?

Presentations are given by people using the technology of now every day. They will address how it’s affected their businesses and lives. There will be three hours of presentations in ten minute segments – with plenty of time for questions, cocktails and networking afterwards. There are no slide shows, boring visuals or distractions – just the presenter and you. It’s just like a real conversation.

Presenters are people in the field, just like you, who live and breathe this stuff and are at the intersection of Ag and Tech every day. People like Larry Sailer who farms near Iowa Falls, Iowa – Larry talks about how he uses the tools to get information to those people who want to know more about where their food is coming from. Heather Lillienthal works for Farm Bureau and Heather addresses the beauty of working the land like our forefathers did and still living in this century and using these new fangled tools. Michael Libbie works with Ag businesses and shows them how to use video to get their message out in the world. These are just three of the presenters coming to talk to you.

August 17, on the Iowa State Campus, 2 to 5 pm with cocktails and a light repast to follow. Mark your calendar now – you won’t want to miss it. And oh, the cost – simply $10.  Purchase your tickets here! 

Here’s the link to April’s Conference in Des Moines:

Here are the videos shot (and streamed live) from that conference:

Stay tuned …. the details are being worked out this week — and we will keep you updated!


  1. Larry Sailer on July 2, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Great idea. I like the chance to talk about what farmers and ranchers do and why. Oh yea……and to listen to all concerns.

  2. Deb Brown on July 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Larry –
    It’s great to have you on board — I like your no-nonsense approach to just having a conversation to see what people are thinking!

  3. Pamela Warwick on July 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    What a wonderful do-able idea!!!

  4. Deb Brown on July 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Thanks Pam — you should come!

  5. Katy Flint on July 7, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I’m so excited to come and “speak”! YIKES!!

  6. Deb Brown on July 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Katy – we are thrilled to have you talk about how apps on cell phones/tablets can help Ag concerns!

  7. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids on July 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Very excited – I have it marked on my calendar!

  8. deb on July 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Val –
    can’t wait either! Let’s get lots of AG folks here