Building Your Consultancy ASAC Conference Oct. 21-23, Denver

October 21st - 23rd, 2012 • Denver, CO

Past Event:

Building Your Consultancy Conference; American Society of Agricultural Consultants; Oct. 21 - 23; Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center; Denver, Colo.

Join members of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants as they spend two full days discovering and exploring new ways to build their consultancy businesses. This program is filled with updates on current technologies and trends as well as hands-on, open-the-notebook-and-write training on core fundamentals such as negotiating, writing business proposals and general project management.

Everyone who does consulting, from the still-newbie to the seasoned professional, will leave this program with new understandings and building blocks to mold their consultancy to meet the industry’s needs for today and tomorrow.

This program is open to any and all who have an interest in building their consultancy practices. You do not have to be an ASAC member to attend!! In fact, there are special provisions for professionals who wish to take part only in the Tuesday segment of the programming.


Sunday, Oct. 21

1:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

3 p.m. General Membership Meeting

5 p.m. Welcome Reception / Student Poster Presentations

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

7:00 p.m. Dine-Around with a Board Member (Dutch treat at local restaurants)

Monday, Oct. 22

7 a.m. Breakfast at liesure/registration

8 a.m. Welcome/Opening Statements

Paige Gilligan, CAC, ASAC President-elect, Rabobank, NA; Fresno, CA

8:15 a.m. New Advancements in Precision Agriculture and Satellite Imaging

Lanny Falheide, Agri IMA GIS; Fargo, ND

9:20 a.m. Organic Production from the Eyes of an Auditor

Ib Hagsten, Ph. D., CAC, Hagsten Enterprises, International, Gladstone; MO

10:20 a.m. Check your messages Break

10:45 a.m. Western Agriculture 2012-Style

Marc Arnusch, Marc Arnusch Farms, LLC, Prospect Valley; CO

Noon Past-Presidents’ Luncheon

1:30 p.m. The Role of the Consultant as a 3rd Party Advisor

Vernon Crowder, Senior Vice President, Agricultural Economist,

Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research Advisory Group; Fresno, CA

3 p.m. Check your messages Break

3:15 p.m. Business Ethics -- Everyone’s Concern

Roy C. Ferguson II, CAC, Ferguson Group; Tulsa, OK

5:30 p.m. Networking Session -- Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

6 p.m. Annual Banquet and Silent Auction (semi-formal attire)

Brewmasters and American Agriculture

Steve Rockhold, Director of Procurement, Miller-Coors; Golden, CO

Tuesday, Oct. 23

7 a.m. Plated breakfast

8 Becoming a Good Consultant

Paul Schrimpf, Group Editor, Meister Media Worldwide; Willougby, OH

Robert Mehrle, Ph. D., CAC, Mid-South Ag Data; Lambert, MS

9:15 Check your messages / Hotel Checkout Break

9:30 a.m. Effective Negotiating

Angela Walton, SkillPath Seminars

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Writing Business Proposals

Angela Walton, SkillPath Seminars

2:30 p.m. Check your messages Break

3 p.m. General Project Management

Angela Walton, SkillPath Seminars

5 p.m. Adjourn


Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

7800 East Tufts Avenue

Denver, Colo., 80237

For Reservations call 303-779-1234 and ask for the American Society of Agricultural Consultants room block or book online at

Rates: Single $134 Double $134 Triple $134 Quad $134

Rates are good (space available) for three days prior and 3 days post-Conference

Reservations Deadline is Sept. 30 to secure these rates.

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Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Denver, Colorado
United States

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