Customer Summit 2018

This is a chance to see firsthand the exciting new features that will be released in 2018 just in time for your upcoming planting season. Hear from the Conservis team as well as other growers on how to get the most out of your investment. This will be an interactive experience you won’t want to miss!

Customer Summit locations

Why attend?

Hands-on training sessions

Fellowship and brainstorming with other Conservis community members

Early look at exciting features we’re releasing in 2018

Hear our long-range vision

Meet 1:1 with a Customer Success Representative

Summit sessions, lunch and supper are on us

Who should attend?

Farm owners

Farm managers

Farm office administrators

Anyone pursuing a more active management role in your operation


Welcome (11:00 am) – Pat Christie, Founder, and EVP of Sales & Business Development 

2017 Year in Review – Sherman Black, CEO

The Customer Journey – Joel Coppin, VP of Product Development; David Gehant, VP of Customer Success; Chris Nelson, Regional Sales Manager MN/ND/SD

Explore the journey of a Conservis customer, our very own Chris Nelson, and how the large farm he was managing
used Conservis tools to organize and optimize their operation through their deep partnership with Customer Success
and ongoing adoption of the system.

Lunch – Sponsored by Conservis

Preparing for a Successful Season – David Gehant, VP of Customer Success; Alex Rabaey, Customer Success Manager

Learn tips and best practices that may be new to your operation in order to deliver optimized results.

Organizing and optimizing your production activities – Mike Borman, SVP of Marketing & Product

Mike will share best practices we’ve learned from working with growers throughout several production seasons around Conservis tools that have helped save time and money by gaining efficiencies.

Payday – Chris Nelson, Regional Sales Manager MN/ND/SD

Get a farm manager’s perspective on utilizing the Conservis Harvest tool to manage and track your harvest progress throughout your most hectic season.

Performance Reporting – Aneetha Gopalan, Director of Data Integration and Analytics

Learn more about how to use Analytics Performance Reporting to inform and optimize decisions using the data you already have in Conservis.


Guest Speaker(s)

  • Fargo, ND – 70 Years of Innovation with North Dakota Agriculture – Howard Dahl, President and CEO, Amity Technology
  • Ames, IA – Fearless or Vulnerable… What’s Happening with Farmland?  – Randy Hertz, CEO, Hertz Farm Management
  • Champaign, IL – Commodity Outlook – Soybeans & Corn –  Todd Hubbs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Commodity Markets, University of Illinois

Customer Panel

  • Fargo, ND – Shockman Farms  |  Sproule Farms
  • Ames, IA – Lanehaven Farms  |  MBS Family Farms
  • Champaign, IL – Mainstay Farming Partnership  |  Mike Farm Enterprises

Conservis Vision – Sherman Black, CEO

We’ve been listening to you. Come hear about the future with Conservis.

Reception & Supper (5:30 pm) – Sponsored by Conservis 


Register Today!

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Guest Speakers

Howard Dahl

President and CEO, Amity Technology

In 1977, Howard and Brian Dahl incorporated Concord, Inc., which became the U.S. leading manufacturer of Air Drills, used primarily for the planting of small grains and oil seed crops on large acreage. Concord had a particularly strong market in the former Soviet Union and sold over 500 Concord Air Drills into that marketplace. Concord, Inc. was sold to Case Corporation in 1996.

The day Concord was sold, Amity was formed. Amity Technology is the leader in North America and Russia in harvesting equipment for sugar beets.

Amity also produces the world’s leading soil sampling equipment sold in more than 25 different countries of the world.

In 2001, Howard and Brian Dahl bought 50% of Wil-Rich, a tillage manufacturer in Wahpeton, North Dakota. In 2006, they bought 50% of Wishek, a tillage manufacturer in Wishek, North Dakota. In 2007 Amity purchased Fargo Products, a manufacturer of air seeding equipment.

In January 2011, a 50/50 joint venture was formed with AGCO that included Wil-Rich and Wishek tillage equipment and Amity planting and seeding equipment. Howard is also CEO of the joint venture, AGCO-Amity JV, LLC.

About Amity Technology:

Amity Technology, LLC, based in Fargo, ND, was founded in 1996 and offers a full line of sugar beet harvesting equipment. Amity Technology markets its products worldwide, with special emphasis on North America and the former Soviet Union.

Randy Hertz

CEO, Hertz Farm Management


Randy is the CEO of Hertz Farm Management based in Nevada, Iowa.

Randy has over thirty-five years experience as a farmland professional in farmland brokerage, farm management, and appraisal.

He is a member of the Iowa and American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Iowa and National REALTORS® Land Institute, serving as National President in 2006. Randy is also a member of the Iowa Farm Multiple Listing Service, Central Iowa Board of REALTORS®, and Financial Planners Association. He has been recognized with the prestigious award of the Iowa Farm and Land Broker of the Year in 1991 and Land REALTOR® of America in 2010. Randy is a senior instructor for the REALTORS® Land Institute teaching courses in Land Brokerage, AgLand Brokerage, and Land Investment Analysis.

Randy has served as President for several community activities including the Nevada Rotary Club, Nevada Economic Development Council and the United Way of Story County. He has served on numerous committees of the Nevada United Methodist Church. Randy and his wife Liz have three daughters.

About Hertz Farm Management:
We specialize in farmland asset management, providing personalized service to assist our clients in meeting their farmland ownership and investment goals. Our main goals are to look after our clients’ best interests and to increase the net return on their assets, while ensuring stewardship of the land.

Todd Hubbs

Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Commodity Markets, University of Illinois

Dr. Hubbs performs outlook analysis and research for commodities of importance to Illinois farmers. He develops price forecasting models and risk assessments for agricultural commodities, financial variables, and production issues related to Illinois farming.

About the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE):
The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) applies business and economics principles to food, agriculture, renewable energy, and the environment, both here and abroad. By combining technical knowledge of the food, agribusiness, environmental and consumer sectors with expertise in management, accounting, marketing, policy, and finance, our graduates learn to make strategic and effective decisions.