After a year off due to the pandemic, 2022 will bring back the 18th MAC Outlook Conference.
- Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- 5 RUP Credits & 5 CCA Credits available
International Agribusiness Group, LLC
Grain Market Outlook
Whether it’s for individual producers, processing organizations, or other industry-related corporations, Ben has the know-how in research and market data to strategize market plans and trade executions. His close to 20 years experience – along with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Michigan State University – makes him uniquely qualified to lead research activities while maintaining client relationships and assisting in directing risk management strategies.
Ben also has a background in publishing industry-targeted reports along with numerous analytical forecasting and price strategy models. And as a coach for a high-school ski team for over 15 years, Ben’s just a natural-born leader. This quality has made him instrumental in helping to create and execute unique marketing concepts delivered through customized consulting arrangements.
StoneX Financial Inc.
Fertilizer Overview & Outlook
Josh Linville is the Director of Fertilizer for StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division. Having grown up in Northwest Missouri on a family farm that raised row crops, tobacco and livestock, Josh brings a unique point of view to the fertilizer markets. With 20 years of experience in the fertilizer industry, Josh has operated in roles that have given him perspective on the market as a North American logistics specialist, a U.S.-based nitrogen producer, and General Manager of Trade in Melbourne Australia.
Josh and his team, which spans around the world, have been hard at work educating the market on how to use fertilizer futures markets to not only offset price risk but also be able to sell products to farmers well before fertilizer producers release their physical sales program.
B & M Crop Consulting
Planter Set-up & Tar Spot
Missy Bauer is an independent crop consultant with B&M Crop Consulting out of Coldwater, MI. She acts as the Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist and coordinates the Farm Journal Test Plots in the eastern corn belt. Missy also is an agronomist for AgDay Farm Journal College TV. She has hosted Corn College and Soybean College. Previously, Missy was a field agronomist with the Andersons for eight years.
Bauer holds a B.S. degree from Michigan State University in Crop & Soil Sciences and a M.S. degree in Agronomy from Purdue University. She completely her Masters degree and graduated with a 4.0. Missy is also an active Certified Crop Advisor (CCA).
Bauer is originally from Grant, MI, where she grew up on a cash crop and cattle farm. She resides in Coldwater with her husband who is also an independent crop consultant with B&M Crop Consulting and their three children.
MIOSHA, Consultation & Education Division
Jeff Edgerton joined the General Industry Division of MIOSHA in 2012 as a Safety Officer in the Thumb area of Michigan. For more than seven years, he conducted inspections in high-hazard industries, addressed employee complaints, and investigated workplace injuries and fatalities.
In 2019, Jeff was appointed to the position of Occupational Safety Consultant in MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training Division. In this capacity, he advises general industry employers, workgroups, and governmental agencies in areas relating to occupational safety hazards and compliance with MIOSHA Safety Standards. He also conducts hazard surveys and develops and delivers training seminars.
Prior to joining MIOSHA, Jeff worked in construction and for the Flint Community School District.
Thoughts from Attendees:
“I enjoyed listening to all the speakers. I always feel like I come away with a couple new ideas to work on for the coming year.”
” Information from Missy Bauer is excellent…so knowledgeable, yet practical tips. “
” We really appreciate the info; the speakers were thought provoking. “