- David Hightower, a commodities and global economics expert, will be the keynote speaker at the Unconventional Ag conference in Dallas on December 12-13.
- Hightower will discuss the impact of global trade conditions on the oilseed and grain sector, including the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.
- David Brown, senior VP and chief procurement officer with Post Holdings, will also speak, focusing on “Procurement Moneyball.”
- Jessie Deelo, founder and CEO of The Climate Source, will lead a pre-event workshop on sustainable sourcing.
- The conference will cover various topics, including regenerative agriculture demand trends and challenges in transportation and logistics.
David Hightower, a renowned expert in commodities and global economics, will headline the speaker lineup at this year’s Unconventional Ag conference. Scheduled for December 12-13 in Dallas, the conference aims to bring together industry experts and stakeholders to discuss advances and opportunities in the oilseed and grain sector.
David Hightower is the founding principal of The Hightower Report, a firm specializing in futures research and analysis for various sectors, including agriculture. He will provide a detailed overview of the ever-changing global trade conditions, regulations, and flows in the oilseed and grain sectors. His talk will also touch upon the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on agriculture and policy issues.
David Brown’s Session
Joining Hightower is David Brown, senior VP and chief procurement officer with Post Holdings. Brown will discuss “Procurement Moneyball,” a strategy for assessing the value and impact of a food company’s suppliers using analytics. Drawing from his extensive experience in leading procurement at notable CPG companies, Brown will cover topics like commodities risk, food ingredients, and packaging.
Jessie Deelo, founder and CEO of The Climate Source, will lead a pre-event workshop titled “Roadmap for Sustainable Sourcing Success.” Deelo, who has experience in various agricultural systems, will focus on helping companies balance goals for regenerative agriculture and low-carbon inputs while maintaining cost efficiencies.
The conference will also address various other topics, including:
- Regenerative agriculture demand trends
- Efficient monetizing structures to incentivize supply chain stakeholders
- Challenges and opportunities in transportation and logistics in the grain sector
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