January 26, 2018
Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines

A Decade of Innovation

This coming year will mark a decade of Peoples Company hosting the nation's premier agriculture real estate conference: the Land Investment Expo. What an incredible 10 years it has been. Since the Expo’s launch to this groundbreaking anniversary, we will have seen: two new presidents, three presidential elections, the deepest recession in more than 75 years, 500-year floods, punishing droughts, and record commodity and land prices.

How does our event continue to draw the most diverse audience of any its kind? With exciting and unpredictable moments – not the same rhetoric year after year. Our event has grown in stature every year by featuring local, national and global perspectives, offering farmers and institutional investors incredible access to some of the world’s foremost specialists on the economy, environment, technology and politics.

We continually offer fresh, new speakers, topics, ideas and ways of thinking. Check out highlights from years past:

  • 2016: Before you saw him talking about it on national news programs, investor and economist Dennis Gartman told our audience the price of crude would never go above $40/barrel in his lifetime.
  • Also in 2016, The "Political Odd Couple," Mary Matalin and James Carville, captured our audience just two days before the Iowa presidential caucuses, sharing their experience and insight in a deep exploration of the country’s current political mood.
  • 2015: Donald Trump joined us the year he announced for president and began dominating the polls, upending the common political order.
  • 2014: T. Boone Pickens joked about running for the presidency.
  • 2013: We flexed our global muscle when Jim Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros, flew in from Singapore.

Our decade of experience in planning, hosting and executing this event has made it the premier farmland event – and we know attendees past and future will agree. The challenge we strive to live up to each year is bringing you the real, in-depth stories that exist beneath the headlines when it comes to the economy, environment, investment, sustainability and regulatory compliance.

We are excited to invite you to our 11th annual Land Investment Expo on January 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines. As always, attendee experience is enhanced with our roster of speakers, beginning with actor and comedian Ben Stein. In addition to movie and television acting, Ben has had a lucrative career as a teacher, economist, commentator, columnist and author. You’ll also hear from Steve Eisman, the outspoken hedge fund manager whose story was chronicled in Michael Lewis’ book "The Big Short," and later when he was played by Steve Carrell as "Mark Baum" in the acclaimed movie of the same name. We are also excited to welcome Mark Tercek, CEO of the Nature Conservancy. We will hear his thoughts on how being a Partner at Goldman Sachs shaped his approach to the environment, and how he champions the idea of natural capital.

Please, join us as we celebrate a decade of innovation, and look forward to many, many years more! Register now to attend!



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Real Estate Economist


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Events Schedule

Friday, January 26

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration / Exhibitor Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
General Session

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break / Exhibitor Session

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Speakers

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break / Exhibitor Session

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Session

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break / Exhibitor Session

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Social / Cocktail Hour / Exhibitor Session


Pre-expo Reception

Thursday, January 25

Peoples Company will host a social function featuring beverages, hors d'oeuvres an opportunity to meet and network with Land Expo exhibitors and attendees. Please join our agents and staff from 4 to 6 p.m., January 25, in the atrium area of the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel for an afternoon of drinks, networking and conversations surrounding the land and real estate investing markets. On behalf of Peoples Company and the sponsors of our 11th annual land conference, we look forward to welcoming attendees and guests during this special pre-Land Expo reception. Those planning to attend should RSVP by emailing Becky Rozenboom at Becky@PeoplesCompany.com.

Register Now to Attend

Click here to register for the Midwest's premier agricultural real estate conference. You don't want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind forum for farm producers and ag real estate professionals.

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The 2018 Land Expo presents a unique opportunity for sales and marketing professionals to increase brand awareness and uncover credible leads at a sold-out conference with more than 600 attendees.

  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with industry peers, prospective customers in multiple ag- and land-related fields
  • Increase exposure to your brand via an association with a leading land brokerage at a highly regarded land conference
  • Utilize pre-conference marketing and branding opportunities to reach target audiences in advance of your arrival

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor booth spaces are available. For more information about how aligning your business with a premier land and agriculture conference could bolster awareness of your brand, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855-800-5263 or Becky@PeoplesCompany.com.

About the Host

Peoples Company is a leading provider of agricultural land brokerage, land management, land appraisal and land investing services in the Midwest. The Land Investment Expo is the cornerstone of the Peoples Company's aggressive marketing tactics, with an innovative team of ag real estate sales professionals striving to connect landowners and investors in 14 states. The Peoples Company real estate brokerage is licensed in Iowa, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information, www.PeoplesCompany.com.

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Requests for interviews or press credentials may be directed to Becky Rozenboom at 855-800-5263 or email Becky@PeoplesCompany.com.

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Venue & Accommodations

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
1800 50th Street | West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

A block of rooms will be held January 25-27 at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel for discounted nightly rate of $122 plus tax for Land Expo guests and attendees. Pricing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms booked after January 12 will be based on availability and not subject to the group discount rate.

To make reservations by phone, call 800-325-3525 or 515-223-1800, or book online at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/LandInvestmentExpo17. For more personalized services, please contact the Guest Room Coordinator, Annie Schlink, at 515-457-2127 or Annie.schlink@sheratonwestdesmoines.com.


2017 Sponsors

Past Speakers

Ben Stein - 2017 Land Investment Expo

  • Ben Stein - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Dennis Gartman - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Grover Norquist - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Michael Doane - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Robert Saik - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Land Investment Expo – 10 Year Highlight Reel
  • Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, 2016 Land Investment Expo
  • Rob Saik, The Agri-Trend Group of Companies, 2016 Land Investment Expo
  • Dennis Gartman at the 2015 Land Investment Expo
  • Donald Trump at 2015 Land Investment Expo
  • Dr. Simon Atkins at the 2015 Land Investment Expo
  • Bruce Rastetter at the 2014 Land Investment Expo
  • Dr. Elliot Eisenberg at the 2014 Land Investment Expo
  • T. Boone Pickens at the 2014 Land Investment Expo

2017 Exhibitors

  • City State Bank
  • McGowen & Hurst, CPAs
  • Iowa Area Development Group
  • Farmer Mac
  • Insight Wealth Group
  • TS Ag Finance
  • AgriDrain
  • MapRight
  • Kcoe Isom
  • Harvest Returns
  • AgriData
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • AcreValue
  • Farmland Partners
  • Summit AgGroup
  • McClure Engineering Co.
  • IPE 1031
  • AgSolver
  • Davis Brown Law Firm
  • Stine Seed
  • Peoples Company
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