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Developing Professionals Summer Tour

August 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Hop aboard a charter bus for a Developing Professionals Road Trip to tour various stops in the Northeast part of the state. Seating on the bus is limited. Registration is $175 (scroll down to register) and includes transportation, lunch and dinner on Wednesday and the activity at Topgolf.

Hotel rate at the Renaissance Schaumburg is $151 (plus tax).
Please contact the Association office to reserve your hotel room.

August 15
8:30 am          Bus pickup at the Agricenter
(Behind IL Fertilizer and Chemical Dealers Association, 14171 Carole Dr, Bloomington)
10:00 am       Tour Marquis Energy
12:15 pm        Box Lunch On the Bus
1:00 pm         Northern Partners Cooperative Tour
4:00 pm         Tour of Demeter Lp., Seegers Grain Division
6:00 pm         Hotel Check-In at The Renaissance Schaumburg
6:45 pm          Bus Departs Hotel for Topgolf
7 – 9 pm          Dinner and Evening Activity at Topgolf
9 pm               Bus leaves Topgolf for hotel

August 16
Breakfast on your own
8:30 am – 11:00 am Education at the hotel

  1. Create A Game Plan With Your Growers with Michael Shawver, CIH
    Create a game plan for all market conditions by connecting the dots between time, price and volatility with your growers. Michael will discuss how to connect with your farmers by helping identify opportunities and providing actionable information.
  2. Microsoft’s Commitment to Feeding the World with Mark Beckmann, Microsoft
    Discover Microsoft’s story and understand their vision to address world food needs by improving the ag ecosystem through R&D efforts and technology advances.
  3. Transportation with Justin Sorto, COFCO

11:15 am         Dutch Treat Lunch On the Bus
1:00 pm          DeLong Container Loading Facility Tour
2:00 pm          Tour of the BNSF Hub at the Joliet Intermodal
5:00 pm          Arrive for Agricenter dropoff

We hope you can join us! Please email jbrooks @ or call 217.787.2417 with questions.


August 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am
August 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm