where innovation meets collaboration

AASC – Ag & Animal Science Conference

when: 09.25.18  where: MinnWest Technology Campus Auditorium


In late September, many of the region’s top agriculture and animal science stakeholders will convene to discuss some of the industry’s most pressing issues at the MinnWest Technology Campus for the 8th Annual Ag & Animal Science Conference. A key objective for this conference is for the participants to leave the conference with a unified voice to share our collective narrative about Ag and the huge role it plays on the economy from our neighbor’s table to world trade. Industry influencers should rally together to relay a positive message about the future and impact of Ag to consumers, policy makers, and the next generation of industry leaders.

2018 Keynote Speaker – Bruce Vincent

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Keynote Speaker Bruce Vincent will share how we can work together to be leaders, not fighters on behalf of the agriculture industry. He states fighting is trying to beat bad news while leading is promoting the good news. How can we listen to the public and hear their concerns and believe that we are part of the solution to their problem? His session will share some of the parallels of the timber and mining industries and key learnings having been a leader of change for the timber industry.
“With the ‘Timber Wars’ behind us, this presentation will highlight lessons about leading that I believe were learned during our hard-fought battles and focus on what animal agriculture industries can learn from our mistakes. Tips will be shared concerning strategies that will help in leading a discussion of providing society with animal-based protein in a way that is acceptable to the public and to the owner-operators involved in the industry.” – Bruce Vincent

More about the 2017 Conference Attendees


September 25, 2018


This one-day conference features thought-provoking speakers and stimulating conversation with your peers.

Date: September 25, 2018

Location: MinnWest Technology Campus – Willmar, MN

Attend to connect with leaders in Agriculture & Animal Science Sector in these important areas:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Engineering / Technical
  • Financial / Investor
  • Government / Regulatory
  • Production
  • Research

For more details and to register visit our website. Registration is complimentary to qualified ag professionals.


For more information on becoming a sponsor of the 2018 event, please contact Sara Mikolich, Conference Planner at smikolich@starkgroupinc.com.

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