Some of the best advice I gleaned in college was “control the controllable and everything else will fall into place.” I like to be in control. I like to make plans. I like to execute my plans. I like to predict the outcome. I enjoy crushing my goals. I like the challenge.
As you can imagine, this advice did not sit easy in my college brain. Since then, life has taught me that sometimes, no matter the plans you have, something always derails you. It doesn’t matter how passionately you felt about a certain goal or how hard you worked something will always knock you over. Now, being married to a farmer, that is some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. If I tried to control everything, I
don’t think I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.
Sometimes the only thing keeping me going is knowing I did everything in my power to achieve certain goals and that alone eases my sometimes anxious heart. It’s knowing I did my very best and the leaving the rest up to the good Lord. And it’ll work out exactly as it should, even if it’s not exactly how I would’ve envisioned. So what’s that have to do with controlling your future? Well with yesterday’s wisdom and today’s technology, the future is indeed a bright one. Start by controlling what you can control and plan to attend our seminar Next Generation Farming: Yesterday’s Wisdom + Today’s Technology = Our Future from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26 at Timber Creek Convention Center in Sandwich, Illinois.
We will be focusing on everything we’ve learned in our 28+ years of experience as well as where the markets are heading well into 2016 and beyond. Let us help you control the controllables!
Our complete agenda is as follows:
- Controlling your Future – Dean Craine
- My 28-Year Biological Farming Journey – Jim Mitchell
- Priority #1: Soil Health – Dr. Rick Haney
- Priority #2: The First 40 Days – Ken Musselman, Jerry Carlson
- Priority #3: Satisfy the Consumer – Anthony Suau
- New & Emerging Markets
- Organic Valley – Kevin Kiehnau
- Clarkson Grain – George Kalogridis
- Bay State Milling – Doug Lockwood
- Bay Shore Sales – Jim Sattelberg
- Goodness Greeness – Bob Scaman
- Organic Marketing – Reggie Destree
- Should you Consider Organic Farming?
- Banker’s Perspective – Richard Ritter
- Consultant’s Perspective – Gary McDonald
- Organic Farmers’ Perspectives – Jerry & Cindy Glaser
- A 12-Month Fertility Program: Addressing your Priorities, Controlling your Future – Ray Roettger
Virtually meet each speaker and get a sneak peak of their presentations right here leading up to the seminar. We’re so excited about this year’s speaker roster and hope you are too. Learn why we believe biological farming is the future of economical, high-quality food production.
RSVP to AgriEnergy Resources by January 18 at 815-872-1190. A complimentary meal will be available for all pre-registered guests. We have also reserved a block of rooms at Timber Creek Inn & Suites (attached to the convention center) for $119 + tax until January 8 and $169 + tax after January 8. Please call 630-273-6006 for those reservations. Timber Creek Convention Center is located at 3300 Drew Avenue, Sandwich, Illinois 60548, just 30 miles from Interstates 88, 55, 80, and 39.