Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan will provide perspective on key issues facing his agency during the Ag Outlook Forum on Sept. 25 at the downtown Marriott in Kansas City. 

“With so many environmental issues top of mind for the agricultural community, we are excited to have the Administrator join us in person,” 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 reset their expectations heading into the fall harvest.”

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. Other speakers include: 

  • 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. Representatives Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Tracey Mann, R-Kan.

Further information, including registration, is available at www.agoutlookforum.com. Attendees may register to attend both in-person and virtually. Early bird registration discounts are available before August 25.

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

Trade Data Monitor

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

Kansas Soybean Association