SIOUX FALLS, S.D.--(AP)-Farmers Business NetworkSM (FBN), the independent farmer-to-farmer network, today announced that Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will address the company’s fifth annual Farmer2Farmer Conference, at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 12, in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Farmer2Farmer V Conference is designed to arm growers with the tools, information and inputs they need to profit amid whipsaw trade conditions, shifting global consumer appetites and unpredictable weather.

Some 4,000 leading farmers - representing every major commodity crop in North America - will gather in Omaha, alongside technologists, policy makers, investors and business leaders from around the world to discuss the agricultural economy in the 2020’s and the future of family farms.

Secretary Perdue will be on hand to speak with farmers, hear about innovation happening in agriculture, and discuss issues regarding the rural economy.

Media may register by contacting media@farmersbusinessnetwork.com

About Farmers Business Network, Inc.

Farmers Business Network, Inc. is an independent farmer-to-farmer network, built by and for over 9,200 farmers, representing Farmers First SM.FBN members receive input price and performance transparency and comprehensive farm benchmarking and analytics based on over 220 million acre-events of real-world precision agronomic data. The FBNDirect e-commerce platform provides national, transparent pricing on ag chemicals, fertilizers, seeds, and technology helping farmers reduce operating costs. FBN Crop Marketing provides farms premium contracts, production contracts, risk management, and price intelligence.

The FBN network has grown to cover more than 34 million acres of member farms in the U.S. and Canada. Blending the best of Midwestern agricultural roots and Silicon Valley technology, the company has offices in San Carlos, Calif., and a National Operations Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., Canadian Headquarters in High River, Alberta, and employees spanning 44 states and 6 Canadian provinces.

To learn more, visit: www.fbn.com.

The sprout logo, “FBN”, “Farmers Business Network”, and “Farmers First” are registered trademarks or service marks of Farmers Business Network, Inc.

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