October 27-28 • Kansas City, MO • Marriott Country Club Plaza

Thursday, October 27, 2022

7:00 – 5:00 pm

Registration Open for Badge Pick-Up and Conference Information

7:00 – 8:00 am


Set up pre-conference meetings and start the day off with a delicious breakfast buffet!

8:00 – 8:15 am


Forum co-chair Lara Sowinksi will kick off the PACE Executive Forum and share how you can get out most out of the next two days of learning and networking.


8:15 am– 9:00 am

New Supply – Demand Dynamics:
Adapting To New Realities

Rapid and consequential changes are dramatically impacting the industry. From geopolitical conflicts abroad disrupting supply to inflation and cost increases at home, retailers must adapt to these new market dynamics to capitalize on the opportunities.

9:00 am– 9:45 am

Supply Chain Disruptions:
Implementing Alternative Strategies

Sourcing and transportation systems for fertilizer and crop protection inputs are congested with supply bottlenecks and delivery uncertainty that strains availability and predictability. Overseas sourcing and manufacturing is being reevaluated and/or replaced with near- or reshoring options.

9:45 am– 10:15 am

Networking Break

10:15 am– 11:00 am

Risk Mitigation:
Alleviating Margin Pressures

Changing economic fundamentals creating price/cost pressures, logistics impediments, inventory management challenges and more require new strategies to manage this volatile risk environment.

11:00 am– 12:00 am

Roundtable Discussions

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm



1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

The Changing Agribusiness Environment:
New Constituents, New Alliances

The industry is operating in a changing social environment. New voices representing environmental and sustainable perspectives along with legal and regulatory drivers of change are reshaping the industry. This is leading to new business models requiring engagement with new agribusiness constituents.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Embracing the Sustainability Imperative

Feeding the growing world population with a lighter environmental footprint requires a new generation of agricultural systems and capabilities. Retailers must evolve to maintain their standing as trusted advisors in this new generation of agriculture.

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm -4:00 pm

Thriving in the New Agriculture Ecosystem

The needs of today’s consumer within the interconnected food value chain will bring new demands for the food system. New alliances, new innovations and new business models are reshaping the role and structure of the industry.

4:00 pm– 5:00 pm

Roundtable Discussions


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Friday, October 28, 2022

7:00 am -12:00 pm

Registration Open for Badge Pick-Up and Conference Information

7:00 am – 8:00 am


Share thoughts and ideas with fellow attendees about the first day’s discussions and enjoy a robust breakfast buffet!


8:00 – 8:15 am


Forum co-chair Eric Sfiligoj will kick off Day 2 of the PACE Executive Forum and address what will be covered during our last day of learning and networking.

8:15 am – 9:00 am

The Retailer of the Future:
A Roadmap For Success

The business of agriculture is operating within a new ecosystem with strategic forces challenging traditional economic systems, industry practices, and business models. The retailer of the future will be responsive to these new realities, while simultaneously adapting and evolving to realize the new opportunities.

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Networking Break

9:30 am – 10:15 am

Data Driven Agriculture:
Transforming Your Industry

The intersection of technology and agriculture, driven by new technologies, platforms, and capabilities, is reshaping agriculture. An interconnected food value chain from farm to consumer with end-to-end transparency is creating a new environment for the retailer to enhance and expand value.

10:15 am – 11:00 am

The Next Generation of Agriculture:
The Future of Your Business

Tech enabled and data driven are the new essentials driving production agriculture. NextGen growers requiring interoperable systems are leading this revolution, which requires retailers to adapt and grow their customer engagement strategies.

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Closing Remarks

11:30 am

PACE Executive Forum 2022 Concludes