Terry Stark- Renew Rural Iowa Participant / Owner: Chocolaterie Stam

Upcoming Seminars

Renew Rural Iowa
Renew Rural Iowa is uniquely designed to help Iowa entrepreneurs uncover opportunities for improving their business – while providing the support and connections necessary to make those opportunities a reality.

Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa seminars are uniquely designed to help Iowa business leaders cut through the confusion that comes with developing and growing a business by understanding the stages of business growth, their unique challenges and methods to overcome them. Individual seminars will help you appraise the strengths and weaknesses of your own businesses and learn about tools to help you accelerate your existing business or jump-start new ones. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your challenges with other business owners and utilize the collective power of their experiences to help you address your barriers head on.

Who Should Attend?
People with an idea for a business, those already in a business looking to grow, or those wanting to learn what is being taught today to grow businesses in Iowa. (CEOs, CFOs, general managers, directors, vice presidents and top executives of Iowa-based interstate commerce businesses.)

Registration / Seminar Schedule
For seminar dates, topics and locations, call (800) 254-9670, or see listing below.

The Journey To Your Vision Seminar
November 14, 2017 - Guthrie Center, Iowa
203 N. 4th Street - Guthrie County Farm Bureau Hall ( 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM )

Every business faces peaks and valleys as they progress through stages of growth. Do you know what stage your business is in and how you can reach the next level?

Attend this valuable one-day seminar to help stack the odds in your favor by understanding the stages of business growth, their unique challenges, and methods to overcome them.

Led by Mike Kleis, President - Renaissance Executive Forums of Iowa and Joel Bennett, Lead Consultant - Veel Hoeden Consulting, this “hands-on” event will provide an opportunity to discuss your challenges with other business owners and utilize the collective power of their experience to help you address these barriers head on.

Registration is free. Seminar value is $350.00 and is being underwritten by Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa program and Iowa State University's CIRAS.

Please contact Lavonne Baldwin at lbaldwin@ifbf.org or via telephone at 800.254.9670 with questions regarding this event.

CALL (800) 254-9670 to REGISTER.  Click here to view the brochure.

Other events:

Dare to succeed
/ University of Iowa's Venture School
Now enrolling for fall 2017

Calling on all Venture School Alumni! As graduates of Venture School we are looking to you for help spreading the word for our Fall 2017 cohort. Pass this message on to family, friends, and anyone you know that could benefit from this program. Applications are now open with locations in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, as well as an online program available to innovators across the state of Iowa. 

Deadline to apply is Monday, September 18

You may contact ventureschool@uiowa.edu with any additional questions. 
Click here to apply.

Venture School Program is Now Enrolling in Iowa
The 2017 fall Venture School program will be held in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and online. Applications are due September 18, 2017. Click here for more details.

The Future of Leadership Summit, November 19 - Prairie Meadows, Altoona IA
Ever wonder how smart leaders make things happen? This executive briefing will explore the human dynamics of how change is made inside organizations. Participants will explore the role that senior leaders play in any major transition and the patterns of success that are demonstrated when leaders are able to bring their strategies to full fruition.

This interactive presentation is the product of more than four decades of research and is intended to make organizations more effective. The presentation therefore is most effective when attended by multiple people within the same company.

Click here to register.

Doing Business with NAFTA Partners - Thursday, November 9, 2017
Click here for more information.