Farm Journal’s 25th Annual Top Producer Summit, agriculture’s premier educational and networking event, is set for Feb.14-16, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville. Titled “Business on Broadway” in reference to the entertainment district that draws millions to the city each year, the event will bring forward-thinking farmers and ranchers together to share business opportunities and ideas to take their operations to the next level.
Mixing business with pleasure, the 2022 Top Producer Summit will feature industry-leading speakers on finance, innovative management practices, human resources, technology and succession planning. Attendees will also enjoy a night out of networking at Ole Red, Blake Shelton’s honky-tonk in downtown Nashville.
As it does each year, the event will recognize several of the nation’s most outstanding farm operations. Finalists for the 2022 Top Producer of the Year Award include:
- Malecha Enterprises, Todd and Louise Malecha, Villard, Minn.
- Clearwater Farms, Christopher Riggers, Nezperce, Idaho
- Seven Springs Farms, Joe Nichols, Cadiz, Ky.
Winners of the Executive Women in Agriculture Trailblazer Award and Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award also will be honored at the annual awards ceremony, which will be streamed live on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. CST on AgWeb.com.
Producers who cannot attend the event in Nashville can register for the Top Producer Summit online program, set for Feb. 22-23, 2022, which will feature content from the in-person event plus new bonus content. It will be accessible from any computer or mobile device and will include access to live speakers, on-demand sessions and networking rooms. Content will be available online until March 31.
“Top Producer Summit is one of Farm Journal’s annual highlights and this year’s 25th anniversary event will be extra special,” said Charlene Finck, president of Farm Journal. “Offering both in-person and online options ensures every farmer can participate in the valuable and educational networking events they want and need to improve their operations.”