Join young or beginning agricultural producers from across Missouri at the FCS Financial Connect Ag Seminar on December 6 at the Northwest Missouri State University Ag Learning Center in Maryville, Missouri.


This seminar is a must-attend event for anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the agricultural industry. With a lineup of renowned speakers, including Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Wesley Tucker, Elaine Kub, and Adam Carroll, attendees will gain valuable insights into farm business management, estate planning, commodity markets, and financial literacy. These experts bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that participants will leave the seminar with practical strategies and actionable advice to succeed in their agricultural endeavors.


With limited seats available, make sure to call your local FCS Financial office to register to secure your spot. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to network with fellow producers and learn from industry leaders.


Lunch is included with registration, courtesy of FCS Financial. Register now and mark your calendars for a day of education, inspiration, and growth at the FCS Financial Connect Ag Seminar.


A full agenda can be found here.


Featured speakers:



Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor/Extension Economist

Dr. Alejandro Plastina is an Associate Professor/Extension Economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University (ISU). His area of specialization is agricultural production and technology, with an emphasis on farm business and financial management. His research focuses on the socioeconomic drivers of conservation practices, voluntary pest resistance management, carbon programs, and agricultural productivity.


He is an Associate Director of the ISU-Iowa Bankers Association Agricultural Credit School and an Academic Member of the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He serves as Advisor to the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Chair of the ISU Farm Financial Stress Task Force, and past Chair of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee.



Wesley Tucker, Farm & Ranch Transition

Wesley Tucker is a Farm & Ranch Transition Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension. Wesley has a BS and MS in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri specializing in estate & succession planning, farm labor management, and beef marketing systems.  He has 22 years of experience working directly with agricultural producers throughout the Midwest. He serves on the national board of directors for Annie’s Project: Empowering Farm Women and the International Farm Transition Network.    



Elaine Kub, CFA, Commodity Market Economist & Author

Elaine Kub, CFA is the author of Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits Are Really Made -- a 360-degree look at all aspects of grain trading, which draws on her experiences as a market analyst, grain merchandiser, futures trader, and farmer. Before earning an engineering degree and an MBA, Elaine grew up on a family farm in South Dakota, where she's returned to be an active grain and cattle producer. Her economic analysis can regularly be found in a column for DTN The Progressive Farmer, on public television's Market to Market, and in consulting projects that help institutions and business owners understand the risks and opportunities within the commodity markets.



Adam Carroll, Financial Literacy Expert & Author

Adam Carroll is a renowned financial literacy expert, celebrated
author, and captivating speaker who has delivered over 1,000
speaking engagements worldwide. With his thought-provoking
TED talks, which have amassed over 6 million views on YouTube,
Adam has become a prominent figure in the field of finance. His
groundbreaking documentary, "Broke, Busted & Disgusted,"
aired on CNBC and continues to be screened in numerous high
schools and colleges nationwide, inspiring young minds to take
control of their financial futures.


Online registration for this event has closed. There may be seats remaining.


Contact a local office or marketing for availability.