Chris Voss
Chris Voss

Speakers include Chris Voss, J.J. Cummings, and Shawn Hackett

As an FBI hostage negotiator, Chris Voss persuaded terrorists, bank robbers, and kidnappers to see things his way. Now he’s teaching you his field-tested strategies to help you in everyday negotiations, whether you’re aiming to improve your salary, the service you receive, or your relationships. Get stronger communication skills, game-changing insights into human nature, and more of what you want out of life.

His leadership approach helped his teams succeed and accomplish challenging missions in the unforgiving world of aircraft carrier and fighter aviation.

J.J. Cummings
J.J. Cummings

J.J. Cummings, a former Navy fighter pilot, was the Commanding Officer of the most technologically advanced vessel in the world, the nuclear-powered USS GERALD R. FORD.

He was also Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ, Commanding Officer of the amphibious assault ship USS ANCHORAGE, and Commanding Officer of an FA-18F Super Hornet squadron.

He was the first Technical Advisor for the 2022 film, TOPGUN Maverick.

Shawn Hackett
Shawn Hackett

A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Futures Magazine, Reuters, Bloomberg, US Farm Report, Ag-TV, Market to Market-IPTV as well as regular radio show contributor for the likes of Chip Flory-AgriTalk After The Bell, Michell Rook-WNAX and Linda Brekke-The Linda Network, Ag commodities expert Shawn Hackett has dedicated his life to educating Ag industry leaders and farmers about financial risk management, hedging and the utility of indicator-based Ag commodity price forecasting tools.

Shawn makes hard-to-understand concepts easily digestible to a wide audience and is the publisher of the Hackett Money Flow Agricultural Report and the Hackett Dairy Report.

IPSA Announces Logo and Theme For Annual Conference, Jan. 5-8 in Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs, CA (May 1, 2024) - The Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) is excited to announce "Forward" as the theme for this year's conference, embodying the spirit of progress and innovation in the seed industry.

The conference is scheduled for Jan. 5-8, 2025 in Palm Springs, CA.

Drawing inspiration from the famous quote, "There is only one path in life, and it is forward," this theme highlights our collective commitment to embracing the future with resilience and determination.

"As we convene to explore the latest advancements and opportunities, we invite all members to join us in this forward trajectory, where collaboration and forward-thinking will pave the way for sustainable growth and success in our industry," IPSA says. "Together, let's set the stage for a future that is as promising as the seeds we sow."