Keynote speaker, Bill Biedermann from AgMarket.Net
An interactive presentation discussing the factors affecting the markets and the tools you can use to manage farm income.
Bill Biedermann is a well-known speaker, presenter and advisor on commodities. In addition to trading commodities for 43 years of which 5 were in Chicago, he has testified before Congressional hearings, CFTC hearings, served for the US State Department AID, and has been invited to speak in nearly every corn growing state in the US and Canada. Bill co-founded AgMarket.Net, and one of the largest Brokerage and Agricultural Economic Consulting firms in the US.
Bill provides Agricultural research to traders, food companies and producers worldwide as well as executing futures and option orders on all major exchanges. He has been seen on CNN, FOX Business, USFR, AgDay, RFD and has been published in many magazines including Business Week, WSJ, and many more.
Bill graduated from Illinois State University with majors in Agricultural Production, Ag Economics and Ag Education and farmed from 1973-1988. Bill and his wife Penny have a passion for youth. They have 3 kids of their own, were very involved with youth ministry for many years. They now reside in TN.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Andrew is an operational meteorologist specializing in weather risk communication. He covers weather hazards in production agriculture, what those weather patterns look like and how we try to predict them in advance. He'll also provide a weather outlook for the coming spring.
Andrew focuses on high-impact, disruptive weather events, weather risk mitigation and severe weather safety. He contributes daily regional and macroscale meteorological forecasts, scientific analysis, and product curation for agricultural weather forecasts throughout the world while working with the science, product development, and outreach teams to develop and maintain Nutrien's weather platform.
Andrew founded Chambana Weather in 2014, a resource for weather information for Champaign-Urbana, IL, the University of Illinois, and surrounding communities of east-central Illinois. He has since successfully established contracts with multiple media outlets across Central Illinois providing daily weather forecasts for broadcast and live severe weather coverage. In 2021 Andrew was awarded a Regional Edward R Murrow Award for excellence in broadcasting for live coverage of the December 10th, 2021 tornado outbreak. He also developed a mobile application for Android and iOS devices along with a daily SMS messaging service which delivers daily weather forecasts and important weather alerts to subscribers each morning.
Andrew has spent the last two decades documenting tornadoes and supercell thunderstorms across Tornado Alley. His imagery has been licensed to/seen on networks such as The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX.
Cornelius Seed Lead Agronomist
Planning and preparing for the season ahead - agronomic insights to help you maximize profits on your farm.
Craig Allaman is the Lead Agronomist for Cornelius Seed and joined the team in 2018. He provides agronomic knowledge to growers and provides agronomic support and leadership to the Cornelius Seed Sales Team.
Previously, Craig was the Product Manager and Agronomist for Munson Hybrids. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a major in Agricultural Business, Craig is a Certified Crop Agronomist with over 25 years’ experience in agronomy.