The month of February is another prime time for ag trade shows.
The winter months are a popular time to hold ag trade shows as most ag sectors are in-between the end of last season and the beginning of the upcoming season. No matter where an ag trade show is held, it’s guaranteed to offer value to attendees in terms of educational sessions with industry experts, industry updates and opportunities for networking with industry peers. Explore the ag trade shows being held in February below.
February Ag Trade Shows
- National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). This annual ag trade show is the biggest agriculture conference and trade show focused on the cattle industry in the U.S. Held February 1st to the 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee, the convention offered educational sessions—including the Cattlemen’s College—industry meetings, and networking events. Many of the networking events focused on engaging the younger generation of cattlemen and women, such as the Emerging Leaders Luncheon. The luncheon included a presentation by Dave Specht, titled “Transition Planning is Optional…Well Kinda!” It focused on Specht’s five keys to generational farm and ranch transitions. AgAmerica’s booth included Ethan Cooper, Cameron Flowers, Colin Clyne, Don Harden, and Aaron Walters.
- Land Investment Expo. Held February 3rd in West Des Moines, Iowa, the Land Investment Expo is the nation’s premier agriculture real estate conference. Hosted by the People’s Company, a leading provider of agricultural land brokerage, land management, land appraisal and land investing services in the Midwest, the 2017 expo was the 10th year in a row the People’s Company hosted.
- AL-FL Peanut Trade Show. This event, held in co-sponsorship with the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association (FPPA), is slated for February 9th in Dothan, Alabama. AgAmerica’s booth, manned by Don Harden and Ethan Cooper, will be one among 80 exhibitors offering industry products and services. The one-day event also includes lunch, a chance to win prizes, and a presentation by Dr. Marshall Lamb about the current market status and the future crop outlook.
- Georgia Jr National Livestock Show. Held February 22nd through the 26th in Perry, Georgia, this event is an annual livestock competition open to Georgia 4-H and FFA members. AgAmerica’s Ethan Cooper will be attending this ag trade show to watch the competitions in areas such as Breeding Heifer, Market Hog, and more.
As the nation’s premier land lender, AgAmerica supports those in agriculture whether in the field or attending an ag expo or farm show around the country. It’s a perfect time to get to meet the men and women of the various ag sectors we partner with and to answer questions about our custom loan packages featuring low interest rates, long amortizations, and an outstanding 10-year line of credit.
Growing up in the Florida cattle and citrus business, Don Harden manages his family ranch of several thousand head of cattle and horses. He has almost 40 years of experience in the real estate business; 15 years of which were spent with a large real estate auction company specializing in agricultural sales.
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Clyne is a graduate of Auburn University where he received his B.S. in Business Management. While at Auburn, he worked in the Office of the President assisting the Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Director of Public Affairs.
Ethan O. Cooper was born and raised in Lake City, Florida, with the love of the outdoors in his blood. After graduating high school, Ethan attended Lake City Community College, obtaining a dual degree in Golf Course Operations and Turf Management. Prior to being accepted into the Turf Management program, Ethan completed a year-long internship working at Houston Lake Country Club golf course in Perry, Georgia. Ethan completed two more required internships at The Augusta National Golf Course and Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation. These opportunities led him to his next challenge: being invited to assist Augusta National with The Master’s Tournament over the next seven years.
Cameron Flowers is a 7th generation South Carolinian having been born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina. He grew up working on his family’s tobacco and swine farm, and in high school won both the state FFA soil judging and farm business management competitions.
Aaron Walters joined AgAmerica Lending in 2016, and has a love for agriculture and the outdoors.