Friday, January 26, 2018
Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines

About the Expo

The first Land Investment Expo was held in 2008, attracting strong interest from land owners, farmers and financial and policy leaders mainly from Iowa and surrounding states. After several years of continued effort, planning and attention, the Expo has grown into one of the nation’s premier forums focused on the future of agriculture.

Today, the Land Investment Expo is recognized as a world-class conference with top-flight programming that annually attracts more than 650 attendees to West Des Moines, Iowa. Major institutional investors, national agricultural organizations, economists, as well as political and academic leaders see the Expo as an important exchange on challenges and opportunities involving land investment, market forces and the growing impact of technology in land management. With presentations by some of the most recognizable names in the industry, these high-caliber speakers provide fresh, innovative, challenging content to attendees. Dialogue during multiple breakout sessions related to the farm economy, land values and land investment strategies provide attendees with ideas and practices to improve not only investment performance but create lasting value.

The 11th Annual Land Investment Expo will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the West Des Moines Sheraton Hotel. For more information, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or

The quality of speakers and subject matter presented at the 2017 Land Expo provided excellent information for anyone looking at investing or currently investing in the farmland asset class.
Stephen Kenney

Vice President, Business Development
Hancock Agricultural Investment Group

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Jack Bobo

SVP & CCO for Intrexon

Mark Dotzour

Real Estate Economist

Brian Forde

Director of Digital Currency - MIT Media Lab

Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

Lt. Governor of Iowa

Ron Insana

Contributor to CNBC & MSNBC

Kevin O'Leary

Shark on ABC's Shark Tank

Mike Pearson

Host of Ag News Daily

Gov. Kim Reynolds

Governor of Iowa

Tom Vilsack

President & CEO - U.S. Dairy Export Council

Less than two weeks after the event and we had already put a deal together with someone we met at the Expo. There are a couple others that will likely turn into a deal throughout the year.
Paul Pittman

Chief Executive Officer
Farmland Partners

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

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Reception Thursday, January 25

Peoples Company will host a social function featuring beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and 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 of the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel for drinks, networking and conversations surrounding the land and real estate investing markets. On behalf of Peoples Company and the sponsors of our Eleventh Annual Land Investment Expo, we look forward to welcoming attendees and guests during this special Pre-Expo Reception.

Map Of My Kingdom

This year's Land Investment Expo registration includes a complimentary performance of 'Map of My Kingdom' – a one-act play addressing the critical issue of land transition. Many farmers and landowners are set to retire in the coming two decades. Preparation needs to begin now for the billions of dollars in generational transfers set to roil markets. Please plan on joining us on Thursday, January 25th prior to the Pre-Expo Reception for this performance.


The 2018 Land Expo presents a unique opportunity to increase brand awareness and uncover credible leads at a sold-out conference with more than 650 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 aligning your business with a premier land and agriculture conference to bolster awareness of your brand, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855-800-5263 or

Peoples Company Land Investment Expo offers a unique mix of timely and substantive information that can improve the competitiveness of farmers while providing valuable networking with industry partners. The Land Expo brings farmers, landowners and investors together to share information ranging from water quality and soil health to tax reform and the farm economy. These are just several reasons why the Iowa Soybean Association reports from the event as we strive to expand opportunities and deliver results for Iowa’s 38,000 soybean farmers.
Aaron Putze

Communications Director
Iowa Soybean Association

Peoples Company

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 Peoples Company’s aggressive marketing tactics, with an innovative team of ag real estate sales professionals striving to connect landowners and investors in 16 states. Peoples Company real estate brokerage is licensed in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit