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What was your takeaway from #F2F19?

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    What was your takeaway from #F2F19?

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Lots of different regions of country have aspects that can be adopted to your operation


Verified FBN Member (MT)

First time for us but definitely a good time. Great speakers, awesome fellowship, and a small getaway from the farm. Definitely want to come back.

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

What are the rates per acre for custom farming corn and beans in iowa


Verified FBN Member (OR)

Is it set for just Midwest farmers? Being from the PNW a lot of times I come across conferences like this and there just not applicable to what we do. Maybe check it out next year.

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Verified FBN Member (OR)

Eastern Oregon mostly wheat.

Verified FBN Member (OR)

We are in Oregon also. It has a lot of relevance from a business perspective. Have to get passed corn and beans.

Where in Oregon are you?

What do you raise?

Verified FBN Member (NE)

It’s for all of North America. Travel and lodging is paid for by FBN


Verified FBN Member (WA)

When and where are these conferences held?

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

Sorry, I do not know him. Thank you ****!

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Do you know the guys (especially ***) at Van Ahn, Zach? I use them and they are from your backyard.

Verified FBN Member (MN)

Farmer2Farmer is in Omaha every December


Verified FBN Member (SD)

Had everything booked but had to cancel with 2019 harvest from hell

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

That was my complaint last year. It would be nice have it a little later to allow for a late harvest.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I wanted to go too but spent that time in a combine.


Verified FBN Member (MN)

I wish I could have gone. The ticket were ordered and I had to cancel because we couldn’t find someone to watch the kids.


Verified FBN Member (MN)

I love seeing so many farmers who are all there for the same reason enjoying each others company and learning how we can move forward as an industry. There seems to be a lot of negativity towards FBN and I think it is only because some farmers don't understand what it is they're doing. To me, they're one of the companies that are truly being innovative and standing up for the farmers. The high ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Yes, and I took it as a positive. When I hear something negative I'm like...I must be doing something right if get a few negative comments.


Verified FBN Member (CO)

I would only add that we all choose what we allow to “stick with us.” We subscribe to the belief that we will all go ahead further and faster together, than separately. I’ll leave it at that.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

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Success brings hate.


To explain...no hate there...it was a statement with one explanation of why there is so much negativity in our world today.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I have no hate about anything there. It was something I heard that stuck with me. With all of the negative in our lives lately this is one of the reasons IMO. People that are successful seem to get negative comments from jealous people.


I didn't see that there at all as we all have the same mission, to be successful.

Verified FBN Member (CO)

Has nothing to do with hate, but if that makes you feel better, go ahead. We simply felt that most of the programs, other than 3 speakers, were on much the same level as 3 years ago...I recognize that it is mostly about advertising for FBN.. As far as tech advances, not so much.


Verified FBN Member (NE)

Not surprisingly, we felt the opposite on amount of hemp forums but that's our focus. Only one stage for 45 minutes was available and every person I spoke with after said they didnt have enough time to even discuss relevant topics. I will say that there were many more hemp companies who sponsored, but those are paid sponsorships so nothing FBN can do there if that industry is that emergent. With t...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I can definitely respect each person's opinion and healthy debate. As for our company in particular, we do have first-hand experience and are well past the jumping in point. We've already been fully immersed with production facilities in Colorado since 2015 and outdoor/greenhouse grows in Oregon since 2018... Both very successful. Please do a favor to those you've seen struggle first hand and link...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

Maybe because we have seen first hand in CO, both the the hemp and the MJ markets first hand, as well as having University trials and certified seed introduction...Reality is that hemp may truly be the quickest crop ever to rise and fall as fast. Product they brought $400.00/ lb, is expected to bring $15.00 in 2020. The affects of CBD oil are valuable for many, but not scientific, and the market...

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Party Wagon!

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Really was encouraged to do the numbers - to farm by the numbers and not just instinct. (not that I don't already) I appreciated the MoneyBall talk by *********** and the unimplied applications. Now, I have to figure out how to do it!!!! It is hard because there are so many variables and to know which facts to focus on.

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

That I should have attended!!

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

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The guest speakers were very good, as were the crop circles and being able to discuss issues with those that can make changes In software. The breakouts however were disappointing. Too much focus on hemp, and no advanced subjects at all. Precious years, we felt were more informative...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

I thought a lot if the breakout sessions that i attended were extremely repetitive from the

main stage events. I just heard it on the main stage....want something new!!!!!

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Thought it was just me , same here... The one I did find interesting was the farm transition and estate planning.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Agree. They need seminars for the newbies and seminars for advanced sessions for us who’s been FBN members since day 1. Also the panels seemed not long enough which is good cause plenty to talk about.


Verified FBN Member (OK)

Was a great networking event as always, every year I’m more impressed by the amount of dedication and effort put into this event.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

👆 retweet.


Verified FBN Member (MS)

All the keynote speakers were excellent! Enjoyed the crop circles. Listening and engaging in conversation with farmers from all over North America was very enjoyable. See you”ll next year!

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

P.S. Your photographer was talented.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Well of course because they're related to me. 😏


Verified FBN Member (IN)

Meeting people like you ****! I had great conversations with a lot of authentic people. It was nice to have real conversations with great farmers from all around North America. Learning about different crops, methods, challenges, and successes was awesome.

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

It's an awesome feeling to walk around and have no idea what I'm doing but have great conversations with tremendous people. 🤘🤙