NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate Release AG CONSULTANTS GATHER VIRTUALLY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT 2020 ASAC ANNUAL CONFERENCE
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS – Professionals will have the opportunity to improve their agricultural consulting skills Nov. 1-5 via smartphone, tablet or computer, by attending the 2020 National Conference of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC). This event, held annually each November, will be held virtually for the first time this year.
Open to both current members of ASAC and to non-members, the Conference boasts numerous speakers to strengthen the professional capabilities and agricultural knowledge of all. Registration is open now, at www.agconsultants.org
Speakers for the Conference include global and national forerunners in research, economics, commodities and policy from diverse backgrounds, including corporate, governmental and private.
Ethan Robertson, Farm Credit East and chair of the planning committee, said ASAC members are enthused about the caliber of speakers obtained for the event.
“We are particularly excited this year to have a group of top ag consultants in a panel discussion, wherein the panelists will share their best ideas for success from their own business path,” Robertson said.
The Conference will also have one session in which a member’s dairy farmer client speaks to what clients are seeking in an agricultural consultant.
“In this virtual conference, we are making sure that consultants can obtain tools and knowledge to help each of them become a better consultant,” Robertson said.
Registration fees for the Conference vary, ranging from $100 (after discount) for students to $250 for members to $325 for non-members. Non-members can lower their registration rate to only $250 by contacting an ASAC member and obtaining a discount code to use during registration.
“We hope that non-members will take advantage of the opportunity to obtain quality professional development at the member price” Robertson said. “All they need to do is contact an ASAC member to obtain the discount code for registration.”
“Once contacted, our members will be pleased to share the guest discount code for registration” Robertson continued. “If someone does not already know an ASAC member, they can visit our website and search using the “find a consultant” feature.”
The event will include the ASAC Annual Business Meeting and networking events that promote interface between consultants. “Our consultant members tell us that they especially value the interaction and relationships they build with other high-level ag consultants from across the United States,” Robertson continued.
Since paid registrants for the Conference will have access to the recorded sessions and Q&A after the session is completed, participants can choose when to view the course and how many times they want to see it.
As with past national conferences, ASAC will award continuing education units (CEUs) for the courses that will apply to ASAC membership requirements or the Certified Agricultural Consultant (CAC) program.
Born of the visionary need to form an organization focused on the professionalism of consulting in agriculture, ASAC was formed in 1963. Its members are comprised of an experienced, diverse and influential group of agricultural consultants. A non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants, ASAC is the only association representing the full range of agricultural consultants. Members are located across the nation, and they serve national and global clients.
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