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Slides 2023

Available presentations from the 2023 event can be found below by clicking a speaker's name. The presentation password can be found on the UA 2023 mobile app. Questions? Email Carrie Vita at

Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

Workshop: Roadmap for Sustainable Souring Success

Jessie Deelo, Founder and CEO, The Climate Source

Erin Heitkamp, VP Supply Chain Development, Gevo

Key Region Trade Flows

David Hightower, Founding Principal, The Hightower Report

The New Economics of Organic Agriculture

Ryan Koory, VP of Economics, Argus Media

Charting the Course: Organic Ag Policy and Future Trajectories

Tom Chapman, CEO, Organic Trade Association

Commodity Risk Management for Specialty Crops

Renee Laird, Chief Revenue Officer, Stable

Procurement Moneyball

David Brown, Senior VP and Chief Procurement Officer, Post Holdings

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Why Not Both?: Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Agriculture

Dave Ripplinger, Associate Professor, North Dakota State University

Communicating your ESG Vision and Plan with the Team

Sarah Beth AubreyCEO, The Envoy Group/ IN-CLIMATE

Lightning Session: Grain and Oilseed Transport

Rob Prather, COO, WeFARM Organics

Darwin Rader, International Sales & Marketing Manager, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.

The Skinny on Alternative Proteins

Jacob Golbitz, Managing Director, Agromeris

Ag Innovation Panel

Bryan Stobaugh, Director of Licensing and Commercialization, Missouri Soybean

Chris Langwallner, Co-Founder and CEO, WhatIF Foods

Kristy Flynn, Co-Founder & CTO, Fieldcraft

Ryan Vencill, Enterprise Account Executive, Climate AI


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