Connect to Opportunity Ag Seminar

December 8, 2021

The opportunities for young or beginning farmers and ranchers have never been greater, but neither have the challenges. Join young or beginning agricultural producers from across Missouri at the FCS Financial Connect Ag Seminar on December 8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.

The event is highlighted by a keynote from the Shark Farmer, Rob Sharkey, who will share why Diversity is Not a 4-letter Word.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the program beginning at 1:30 p.m. The event is scheduled to conclude at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and FCS Financial will cover the entire cost of the event for all guests. Registration is required as space is limited.

Registration is required by December 1. Call your local FCS Financial office or complete the form on the right.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Springfield
2431 N. Glenstone Avenue
Springfield, MO 65803

Featured speakers:

Dr. White Headshot-web Dr. Alex White, Virginia Tech University, will discuss personal finance and retirement strategies for ag producers. Dr. White received his bachelor's in ag economics from Virginia Tech, his masters' in ag economics from Ohio State and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
Speaker Photo - Steen-web Darrick Steen serves as Director of Environmental Programs for the Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Corn Growers Association. Darrick provides leadership on environmental policy, develops, oversees programs and services designed to enhance environmental and conservation performance and outcomes on Missouri corn and soybean farms.
Elizabeth Rumley-web

Elizabeth Rumley is a Senior Staff Attorney for the National Ag Law Center at the University of Arkansas. She graduated cum laude in May 2007 from the University of Toledo law school.

At the Ag Law Center, her primary research and scholarship focus is on legal issues in animal agriculture. She frequently lectures on these issues and to other audiences nationwide.

Speaker Photo - Sharkey 2-web Rob Sharkey, known as The Shark Farmer, is not your average Illinois grain farmer. He’s a disruptor who is unwavering in his ability to directly address controversial topics on his weekly podcast.

His provocative style parallels a story-based structure, which resonates with thousands of weekly, global listeners. Juxtapose his rough-around-the-edges persona with an unmatched ability to listen and relate to those spanning generations, time zones, and the rural/urban divide, and you’ve found the formula for an under-the-radar and out-of-the-box communicator.