Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames

rural-summitHeading into the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Iowa, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers hosted a Rural Infrastructure Summit in Ames on August 29 in cooperation with Agri-Pulse Communications. The Summit addressed how the ag industry will need to develop new, innovative ideas to solve the infrastructure challenges that face rural America today and in the future; both in the day-to-day operations of the agricultural economy and in moving products around the world.

The program consisted to two panels moderated by Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant: Rural Infrastructure and the Ag Economy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; and Disruptive Innovation: Not Just for Silicon Valley. The keynote presentation was delivered by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey with the Summit kicked off with remarks from Leif Magnusson, President, CLAAS Global Sales Americas and Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

2016 Rural Infrastructure Summit Photo Album

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Leif Magnusson Remarks at #RuralSummit

Iowa Ag Secretary Keynotes #RuralSummit
Bill Northey Remarks at Rural Summit

Panel 1: Rural Infrastructure and the Ag Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Bob Fox, Vice Chair, Ag & Rural Affairs Steering Committee, National Association of Counties and Commissioner, Renville, County, Minn:
Bob Fox Remarks

Doug Boone, President, The Rural Broadband Association, and CEO, Premier Communications, Sioux Center Iowa:
Doug Boone Remarks

Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition:
Mike Steenhoek Remarks

Stuart Anderson, Iowa DOT, Director of Planning, Programming & Modal Division:
Stuart Anderson Remarks

Amanda De Jong, Senior Policy Advisor, Iowa Corn Growers Association:
Amanda De Jong Remarks

Discussion and Q&A:
#RuralSummit The Good, Bad & Ugly Panel Discussion

Disruptive Innovation Goes Beyond Silicon Valley
Disruptive Innovation Panelist Remarks Disruptive Innovation Panel Discussion