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2020 Agribusiness Update

December 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Join us for our 2020 Agribusiness Update as we discuss the latest Agribusiness news and tax updates!

Ag Innovation and the Post-Pandemic Economy
Research-fueled insights on the agbioscience economy, where it’s growing, how it’s evolving and a new framework for fueling a post-pandemic economic acceleration.
Presented by Mitch Frazier – AgriNovus Indiana

Central Illinois: How “Flyover Country” is Becoming a Global Force
An update on the collective efforts of economic development organizations throughout the region to capture growth opportunities.
Presented by Nicole Bateman – Economic Development Corporation, Decatur – Macon County, Illinois

Post-Election Tax Update for Agriculture Producers and Agribusinesses
A discussion of the various tax law changes arising from legislation passed earlier this year and the prospects for additional legislation.
Presented by Glen Birnbaum – Sikich, LLP




About the speakers: 

Mitch Frazier, President and CEO
AgriNovus Indiana
As President and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, Mitch unites innovators, companies, academia, philanthropy, and producers to create and advance programs and activities that help fuel economic growth, accelerate innovation, and feed the world. Mitch brings a unique skill set to lead this team with a background in public service, technology, and agriculture. He most recently served as CEO of regional John Deere retailer, Reynolds Farm Equipment, and has also held roles as vice president of Marketing at TinderBox and vice president of Marketing, Investor Relations Officer at ExactTarget.

Nicole Bateman, President
Economic Development Corporation, Decatur-Macon County, Illinois
In her role as President, Nicole Bateman is responsible for leading the EDC in its efforts to make Decatur an attractive place for businesses to operate by capitalizing on the community’s significant workforce, transportation, rail, and utility assets. Her tenure as both the Executive Director of the Midwest Inland Port and Community Marketing Manager give her a unique perspective on how to help Macon County grow and assist businesses with expansion and site location needs. Nicole oversees the Midwest Inland Port, the strategic development of Decatur through public-private partnerships as a distribution transportation center, capitalizing on Decatur’s central geography, its existing intermodal services from ADM, rail services from four railroads, the potential of its quality airport infrastructure and its interstate access.

Glen Birnbaum, Partner
Sikich, LLP
Glen is a partner with over 20 years of experience valuing closely held businesses. Glen provides expert accounting and tax advisory services for a range of entities, including those in the agriculture industry. He excels in delivering tax and succession planning services to his clients, who value his commitment to strengthening their businesses. Glen is a regular guest speaker on the agriculture podcast, “Moving Iron Tax Moves,” and has been quoted in various Bloomberg Tax, Fortune, Tax Notes and Wall Street Journal articles.


December 11, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm CST


Sikich LLP
This publication contains general information only and Sikich is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or any other professional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should you use it as a basis for any decision, action or omission that may affect you or your business. Before making any decision, taking any action or omitting an action that may affect you or your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. You acknowledge that Sikich shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by you or any person who relies on this publication.


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