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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Greenville Convention Center
303 SW Greenville Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Doors open and check in begins at 8:00 AM

The Future of Agriculture

Hear from renowned speakers about the state of the industry.  Topics discussed include technology and data trends that will shape the future of agriculture, as well as the business, political and consumer forces that drive change.

Postcard Invitation

Lunch is provided

Door prizes throughout the day

Certified Crop Advisor CEUS:
Nutrient Management: 1
Professional Development: 1
Precision Ag: 2

Discounted Hotel Accommodations


Ray Starling
General Counsel, NC Chamber;
Former Chief of Staff, US Department of Agriculture

Topic: “Economic and Political Policy Influences on Agriculture”

As general counsel of the NC Chamber and president of the NC Chamber Legal Institute, Ray sets strategy for litigation of the NC Chamber, the NC Chamber Legal Institute and its affiliated entities. He serves as the lead for public policy development functions of the NC Chamber, assessing and advising on current and emerging laws, rulings, and regulations affecting the NC Chamber and business in North Carolina.

Ray has a deep understanding of North Carolina’s economy and proven experience building relationships that transcend politics.

Read Ray’s Bio

Damian Mason
Businessman, Agriculturist, Speaker, Podcaster, Author and Consultant

Topic: “The Business of Agriculture: Insights and Information to Help Navigate Tomorrow’s Agriculture”

Damian speaks on the two subjects he knows best: Business and Agriculture. Since 1994, he has spoken to over 2,400 audiences in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries.

Damian’s presentation is a fast-paced mix of Ag economist, futurist, talk show host, and comedian. He provides insights and information to help you successfully navigate tomorrow’s Agriculture. Damian addresses the “F” words of Agriculture: farming, food, fights, fair trade, foodies, feelings, food police, finance, and the future. His content is constantly evolving along with the Ag industry and news of today.

About Damian

Jason Webster
Commercial Agronomist, Precision Planting

Topic: “Precision Technology and Agronomic Insights: Where Agronomy, Technology, and Equipment Come Together”

Jason is the Lead Commercial Agronomist at Precision Planting acting as the key researcher and educator for the Precision Planting Commercial team, dealers and growers. His experience bolsters on-farm research efforts and the capability to provide solid agronomic education for dealers and growers. Jason is an industry-leading expert in the agronomic and profit impacts of different farming practices. Prior to Precision Planting, he worked with Beck’s Hybrids as their innovation Lead and Central Illinois Practical Farm Research Director where he conducted research on ways to help growers im

Bob Peele
Precision Agronomy and Ag Data Specialist, AgRolytiX

Topic: “The Influence of Data on the Future of Agriculture”

Bob works as an Ag Data Specialist for Coastal Agrobusiness where he helps growers to capture, interpret, and implement decisions based on data analytics. Prior to this role, he was a Precision Technologies Specialist working “hands on” in the field with Ag Leader and Precision Planting products. He grew up on a family farm in Eastern North Carolina where he still resides and works today. He graduated from Pitt Community College in 2006 with a degree in Electronics Technologies. He strives to bridge the gap between growers and their data.

Hotel Accommodations


207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC

Discounted Room Rate: $139

Make a Reservation Here
Or call 252-355-5000 and ask for Coastal AgroBusiness group rate

Hampton Inn

305 SW Greenville Blvd. Greenville, NC

Discounted Room Rate: $129
Book by 12/6/21

Make a Reservation Here
Or call 252-355-7400 and ask for Coastal AgroBusiness group rate

Holiday Inn

203 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville, NC

Discounted room rate: $119
Book by 11/29/21

Make a Reservation Here
Or call 877-271-2616 and ask for the Coastal AgroBusiness group rate