AEM Sets AgExecutive Forum For July 12

Fri June 17, 2005 - National Edition

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has set the dates and agenda for its annual agriculture-focuses forum — the 2005 AgExecutive Forum will be held July 12, 2005, at the Sofitel Chicago O’Hare, in Rosemont, IL.

The AEM AgExecutive Forum has been organized to provide executives at agriculture equipment manufacturers with briefings on issues affecting the farm machinery industry.

The forum will present strategically-oriented insights into ag-related topics of current and future interest, and encompass legislative and regulatory updates as well as national and global industry trends. Forum topics include the state of the ag economy, the development of a new farm bill, China’s influence on the farm belt, factors affecting steel prices and the future of ag-based fuels.

The event will feature an “insider’s” perspective of Washington policy making on issues that have the potential to affect farmers, equipment manufacturers and other industry sectors. Speakers include Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State ag economics professor and USDA advisor; J.B. Penn, USDA under secretary of farm and foreign agriculture services; Alan Tracy, president of U.S. Wheat Associates; and Sara Wyant, president of Agri-Pulse Communications.

AEM has renamed the conference to reflect its growth as a tool for executive decision-making and planning.

For more information, call 866/AEM-0442 or visit