17 Sep GROWERS KEYNOTE SPEAKER & FUTURIST: CORN, FRUIT, PRODUCE, TOMATOES, BARLEY, ETC.
According to growers keynote speakers and futurists, here are just a few of the types of organizations devoted to growing fruit, produce, etc.:
- Row crop growers – Grow staple commodity crops like corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, etc. in large outdoor fields. Most utilize industrial farming methods, say the field’s top growers keynote speakers.
- Fruit and vegetable growers – Cultivate produce like berries, apples, greens, tomatoes, peppers, etc. May use greenhouses or open fields.
- Tree and nut growers – Grow woody perennial crops like oranges, pecans, walnuts, cherries, avocados, grapes, etc. Usually specialty crops.
- Nursery and greenhouse growers – Produce ornamental plants, flowers, shrubs, garden seedlings and other horticultural crops according to growers keynote speakers, often in climate-controlled structures.
- Mushroom growers – Specialize in cultivating different mushroom varieties indoors on beds using composted materials.
- Turf and sod growers – Grow grass seed, turfgrass, and sod for lawns, golf courses, sports fields, and landscaping applications.
- Cannabis growers – Legally grow cannabis for medical use or recreational markets in controlled indoor or greenhouse environments.
- Vertical farmers – Practice intensive hydroponic and aquaponic farming of produce and fish in indoor, multi-level stacked environments.
- Urban growers – Utilize vacant lots, rooftops, containers and other small spaces to grow food in cities for local consumption using organic methods.
- Regenerative growers – Employ conservation agriculture techniques focused on rebuilding soil health, sequestering carbon, and strengthening the entire ecosystem.
The diversity of growers reflects the wide variety of agriculture production methods and crop types that exist.
Accordingly, the field’s leading growers keynote speakers have lots to talk about, such as:
- Business forecasts – Analysis of acreage, crop selection, production methods, consolidation, global competition, labor, and other forces shaping agriculture.
- Technology innovations – New equipment, precision agriculture techniques, data utilization, automation, and biotech helping farmers boost yields, efficiency and sustainability.
- Commodity outlooks – Expert analysis by growers keynote speakers on supply/demand, inventory data, weather, geopolitics, and factors influencing commodity prices farmers rely on.
- Risk management – Strategies like crop insurance, diversification, weather derivatives, and futures contracts to manage unpredictable farm risks.
- Water management – Tools and practices to optimize irrigation, drainage, runoff control and watershed stewardship as competition for water grows.
- Soil health – Building soil biology, reducing erosion, increasing organic matter, and regenerative approaches that growers keynote speakers offer to soil vitality and conservation.
- Pest/disease control – Latest biological, chemical, and technological methods for integrated pest management and plant disease prevention.
- Farm policy updates – Changes in government farm programs, crop insurance, trade, regulations, and resources available to support farmers.
- Sustainability – How to implement conservation practices, measure sustainability progress, and communicate stewardship commitments to consumers.
- Business planning – Guidance from growers keynote speakers on succession planning, expansion decisions, marketing, diversification and fiscal management to build a lasting operation.