The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Communications are bringing together top economists, industry leaders and government officials to offer unique insights during their 9th annual Ag Outlook Forum on September 25 at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City.

“This is your chance to learn about some of the economic forces driving farm input costs and revenues for 2023 and the year ahead,” said Sara Wyant, editor-in-chief of Agri-Pulse.  

Bob Petersen, executive director of the Ag Business Council of Kansas City added that, “the event has become a ‘must attend’ for agribusiness executives looking to re-set their expectations heading into the fall harvest.”

The session will feature three keynote presentations:

  • Denver Caldwell, director of sales for the U.S. and Canada, John Deere
  • Hans Kabat, president, Cargill Protein North America
  • Ken Seitz, president, and CEO, Nutrien

USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer will lead off a panel discussion looking at the ag economy.   Panelists include:

  • Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist, StoneX
  • Krista Swanson, lead economist, National Corn Growers Association
  • Roland Fumasi, EVP & North American regional head, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness
  • Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse will serve as the panel moderator

The program will also feature a discussion of the 2023 farm bill prospects led by Missouri farmer Blake Hurst.  Invited to join him on the panel are U.S. Reps. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Tracey Mann, R-Kan.

Additional program speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Further information, including registration, is available at Attendees may register to attend both in-person and virtually.

Sponsors for the 2023 Ag Outlook Forum include the following. 

Platinum Sponsor

Farm Credit Services of America /FCS Financial


Gold Sponsors


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

John Deere

Kansas/Missouri Corn

Kansas/Missouri Farm Bureau

National Crop Insurance Services

Regrow Company



Silver Sponsors

Dairy Farmers of America

Husch Blackwell

Kansas Dept. of Agriculture



Spencer Fane


Bronze Sponsors

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative  

Farm Journal

Farmers National Company

Kansas Livestock Association

K-State MAB

Livestock Marketing Association

Missouri Dept. of Agriculture

Missouri Soybean Association

National Pork Producers Council

University of Missouri – CAFNR  

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