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See what to expect from your 2023 speaker lineup by learning about their backgrounds and experiences.

Former astronaut mike Mullane

Former NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel Mike Mullane will share motivating teamwork and leadership stories learned from 356 logged hours in space aboard the Atlantis and Discovery Shuttles before retiring in 1990.

As a Weapon Systems Operator aboard a RF-4C Phantom aircraft, he completed 134 combat missions in Vietnam. Mullane’s "Stories From Space" have helped Fortune 500 companies and organizations of all kinds. 

Speaker Lineup

Full NameCompanyJob Title
Daren CoppockAgricultural Retailers AsssociationPresident & CEO
Margy EckelkampFarm Journal/The ScoopEditor
Mike MullaneFormerly NASA and US Air ForceInspirational Speaker, Former Astronaut
Tim UrbanBracewell LawSenior Principal
Ranveer ChandraMicrosoftManaging Director, Research for Industry & CTO of Agri-Food
Terry BranstadBranstad-ChurchillFormer US Ambassador to China and former Iowa Governor
Hunter CarpenterARASenior Director of Public Policy
Richard GuptonARASenior VP, Public Policy & Counsel
Mitchell HoraContinuumAgCEO
Charlene FinckFarm JournalPresident of Industry Relations
Jason MintonTaranisChief Commercial Officer
Ryan RaguseBushelCo-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer