2020 Conference Schedule

To Market We Will Go …

Friday 3/13/19

Friday 3/13/2020 (Tentative schedule)

8-9 REGISTRATION – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

9:00  WELCOME TO THE 2020 MIDWEST ARONIA ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

9:15  Market Research Speaker  (alternative – lay out our new direction ) Brendon Evans Jill Gifford – National Entep. program at UNL 

10:00 –  End User Panel 

  • Shari Coulter Ford, CEO, Tohi
  • Wade Gronwold, CEO & Co-Founder, ax-water
  • Bob Howard, County View Dairy, yogurt

11:15 – BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

11:45 – Frank and Kim Spillers (Strategic Plan)  

12:30 LUNCH – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

1:30 – Marketing Consultant Representative  (The firm we recommend has agreed to having a presence and speaking at the conference.)  

2:15    Dr. John Halloran  [we need his area of topic]   

3:00 Drawings 

3:05   BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

3:30   Regional Break-Outs  (Outline)  

4:45   Final announcements 

6:00 – 7:00 Cash Bar and Social

7:00  BANQUET – (Immediately following the banquet, bring your aronia baked goods, wine, products, etc for taste testing and sharing with other members)

*Keynote speaker:  Andrew Tickle

Saturday 3/14/19

Saturday 3/14/2020 (Tentative schedule)

8:00     Testimonials

9:00     Mike McNeill – Product Development 

10:00  Regional Break Out Reports

10:15   Introduction of Potential New Board Members 

10:30   BREAK – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

11:00   10 year reunion celebration  (founder’s recognition) (Annual Attendees) Past Presidents  Peggy

11:30     Speaker on Weed Control  (speaker with first hand experience with aronia )

12:00  LUNCH – Visit with Vendors and Other Attendees

1:00     ANNUAL MEETING – 

2:00     New Board Announcement 

2:15    CLOSE – THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF MAA

3:00 New Board Member / Existing Board Meeting

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