Can’t Miss Events

11/13
Tuesday

KABC Sporting Clay Shoot

Shady Creek Sporting Clays | 10 a.m.

Bring your best aim and bust some clay pigeons to support the Kansas Agri Business Council, your association’s political fundraising entity.

Kick-off Party

Hyatt Hotel | Riverview Ballroom | | 5 – 6:30 p.m.

We’re taking the words ‘surviving and thriving’ to a whole new level this year. Check out the kick-off party, our thank you to your generous support of the 2018 Kansas Agri Business Expo.

11/14
Wednesday

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tradeshow Floor | 10 a.m.

Join Kansas Grain and Feed Association Chairman, Glen Hofbauer, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Chairman, Clark Pearson, and Association President and CEO, Ron Seeber, as we cut the ribbon to officially open the 2018 Kansas Agri Business Expo.

Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor

Tradeshow Floor | Noon

A delicious selection of home-cooked style food.

Curtis the Mentalist

Tradeshow Floor | 2:30 p.m.

Curtis often refers to himself as just “an ordinary guy, who has a helluva lot-of fun doing some EXTRAORDINARY things!”

And, boy, does he have a lot of fun doing it.

When he struts out onto the stage wearing dark shades and carrying a silver briefcase to some jammin’ guitar music, audiences know right away that they are in for a crazy good time, and that this guy is not your typical dark, mysterious, strange, or overly-cerebral mentalist.

He doesn’t take himself too seriously, and neither should you. He’s not psychic, and he doesn’t talk to dead people. He just loves to blow people’s minds and have fun in the process.

Curtis’ sharp-dressed nature, Midwestern American charm, razor-sharp wit, and rock-star energy combined with mind-blowing demonstrations have made him a favorite choice for entertainment for corporate events, private parties, and more since the late 1980s. From 10 people in a living room, to hundreds of guests in banquet halls, casinos, showrooms, theatres and convention centers, Curtis provides fun & unique entertainment that even the most cynical of spectators can enjoy.

Tradeshow Floor Reception

Tradeshow Floor | 3 – 6 p.m.

After you’ve walked the 95,000 square foot floor all day, you’re going to need something to eat and drink, so we’re going to continue showering exhibitors and attendees with heavy appetizers and refreshments.

Scholarship Auction

Tradeshow Floor | 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association partner to award deserving Kansas students more than $30,000 annually in scholarships. This is the only fundraiser for the scholarships, so keep the future of agribusiness strong by bidding high and bidding often.

Chairmen’s Reception & Gaming Tables

Hyatt Hotel | 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Kansas Grain and Feed Association Chairman, Glen Hofbauer, and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Chairman, Clark Pearson, invite you to attend a formal reception celebrating the 2018 Kansas Agri Business Expo. Enjoy a delicious meal and try your hand at our gaming tables where the best hands receive prizes.

11/15
Thursday

Keynote Breakfast with Michael Reagan

Hyatt Hotel | 7:30 a.m.

Seriously, how often do you get to be up close and personal with someone who lived in the White House?

Michael Reagan is the eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan and one of the most dynamic and sought after public speakers in the public arena today. His commitments to public service and the conservative vision his father championed are second to none, making him the natural heir to the Reagan conservative legacy.

Michael spent nearly two decades as a conservative radio talk show host, heard across the country daily on a show syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. He left this position to travel the country in order to champion President Reagan’s values and principals in the public policy forum and through candidates who embody his father’s legacy.

In his work to further the inspirational legacy of his father, Michael also serves as chairman and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation, which seeks to advance the causes President Reagan held dear and to memorialize the accomplishments of his presidency. Among the charitable activities the Foundation supports are: offering scholarships for the sailors, marines and airmen serving aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and their family members; supporting programs for children in need of adoption and those in the foster care system; educating Americans about Alzheimer’s disease and searching for a cure.

Michael has also appeared for years on network television as a commentator and guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Nightline, and has been a frequent Fox News Contributor.

On the philanthropic side, Michael is actively involved in charities and public service entities across the United States, including: The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation (Current Chair), The Young America’s Foundation, The Santa Barbara Navy League/USS Ronald Reagan Crew Enhancement Program, The Arrow Project for Neglected and Abused Children, and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Foundation’s Advisory board. In addition, Michael was honored in 2006 as an electee to the board of trustees of Eureka College, President Reagan’s Alma Mater.

Michael has always been a pioneer; he is a man who has done everything from debating Mikhail Gorbachev to setting world records in powerboat racing. His racing raised more than $1.5 million for charities like the United States Olympic Team, Cystic Fibrosis, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Statue of Liberty Restoration Fund, as a result of which he was given the “Victory Award” for outstanding sports and humanitarian achievement.

Besides his weekly column, read nationwide in more than 300 newspapers, Mike has authored many successful books including his best-selling autobiography, On the Outside Looking In; The Common Sense of An Uncommon Man: The Wit, Wisdom and Eternal Optimism of Ronald Reagan; Twice Adopted; and Mike’s latest, The New Reagan Revolution: How Ronald Reagan’s Principles Can Restore America’s Greatness.

Mike and his wife, Colleen, have two children and reside in Toluca Lake, California.

Tradeshow Opens

Hyatt Hotel | 7:30 a.m.

After you’ve listened to Michael Reagan, go ahead and cruise the tradeshow floor again. You never know what kind of good deals you may get…

Lunch on the Tradeshow Floor

Tradeshow Floor | Noon

A delicious assortment of home-style cuisine.

Curtis the Mentalist

Tradeshow Floor | 2:30 p.m.

Curtis often refers to himself as just “an ordinary guy, who has a helluva lot-of fun doing some EXTRAORDINARY things!”

And, boy, does he have a lot of fun doing it.

When he struts out onto the stage wearing dark shades and carrying a silver briefcase to some jammin’ guitar music, audiences know right away that they are in for a crazy good time, and that this guy is not your typical dark, mysterious, strange, or overly-cerebral mentalist.

He doesn’t take himself too seriously, and neither should you. He’s not psychic, and he doesn’t talk to dead people. He just loves to blow people’s minds and have fun in the process.

Curtis’ sharp-dressed nature, Midwestern American charm, razor-sharp wit, and rock-star energy combined with mind-blowing demonstrations have made him a favorite choice for entertainment for corporate events, private parties, and more since the late 1980s. From 10 people in a living room, to hundreds of guests in banquet halls, casinos, showrooms, theatres and convention centers, Curtis provides fun & unique entertainment that even the most cynical of spectators can enjoy.

Dueling Pianos

Hyatt Hotel | 5 – 8 p.m.

We’re sending our the 2018 Kansas Agri Business Expo in style with a dueling piano act following dinner and refreshments.

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