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38th Annual SD Corn Conference

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association is holding their 38th Annual South Dakota Corn Conference on January 20, 2024 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The event includes a free daytime educational sessions led by nationally recognized agricultural experts in weather and market trends. Mike Pearson will moderate the daytime event. Eric Snodgrass will once again provide weather information. Other speakers will be announced throughout 2023.

Mike Pearson | Daytime Moderator

Mike Pearson was born and raised in South Central Iowa, where he grew to love agriculture on his family’s hog and cattle farm. After graduating from Simpson College, Mike moved to Grinnell, Iowa where he had the chance to build his own cow herd in addition to working as an agricultural lender.

Over the next 10 years, Mike left the world of finance and entered the world of media. He’s previously hosted “Market to Market” on Public Television, the Ag News Daily podcast, and currently, viewers can find him behind the anchor desk on “This Week in Agribusiness” on RFD-TV and listeners can hear him every day as the host of Agriculture of America, a daily ag-focused radio show carried by affiliate stations across the country.

Eric Snodgrass | Weather

Eric Snodgrass is the Principal Atmospheric Scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions, where he develops predictive, analytical software solutions to manage weather risk for global production agriculture. He provides frequent weather updates that focus on how high-impact weather events influence global agriculture productivity. His current research uses machine learning to better understand field-level weather impacts on yields in the US and to increase confidence in long-range weather prediction. He presents his research as a featured speaker at over 50 conferences annually where he provides logistical guidance and solutions to weather sensitive financial institutions, farmers, commodity traders, and other stakeholders.

The evening event will feature a keynote speaker (TBD), legislative guests, awards program, silent PAC auction, networking, and a plated meal.


If you or your company wishes to sponsor the 38th Annual South Dakota Corn Conference and/or provide a PAC Auction item, please contact the SD Corn office at 605-334-0100.