Three Things you Won’t Want to Miss!

simon estesThere are three sessions planned at this year’s conference you won’t want to miss!

  1. 7 p.m. Opening Session on Sunday: The session is sure to inspire with a special presentation of the colors by the Iowa State University ROTC, performance of the national anthem by Simon Estes, greetings from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, as well as NACAA’s traditional flag ceremony that honors each great state and territory of our country! Our speaker for the evening will be the renowned Iowan Simon Estes. He will be sharing his thrilling life story. Estes is an operatic bass-baritone of African-American descent who had a major international opera career beginning in the 1960s. He has sung at most of the world’s major opera houses as well as in front of presidents, popes and internationally renowned figures and celebrities including Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Boris Yeltsin, Yasser Arafat, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
  2. 8 a.m. General Session on Monday: We have invited former Iowa Governor, and now USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, to speak during our Monday morning general session. While we cannot guarantee that he will be there in person, we are excited for the possibility! Stay tuned for updates related to this session.
  3. 8:30 a.m. General Session on Wednesday: Jolene Brown is a walking-talking spokesperson and champion for the people of agriculture. She’s a farmer in eastern Iowa, contributor to Successful Farming magazine’s popular family business column, author of three great books and an inductee into the prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. Her worldwide audiences appreciate her fun-filled spirit and valuable information. She’s on a mission to share leading-edge best practices, appreciation, laughter and celebration to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind.