Join Us for The Equity's Innovation Acre

Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at
Effingham County Fairgrounds, 722 E Cumberland Rd, Altamont, IL 62411

The Equity is hosting a field day for growers like you. Growers who attend will be able to listen to crop management and industry information from the best in the business. Our suppliers, partners, and manufacturers will have booths set up to introduce products and answer questions. The Equity will provide lunch, in addition to the opportunity for growers to take advantage of seed and product discounts, attendance gifts and raffle prizes.

For your convenience, please fill out the form below to Register.
Thank you for your continued business!


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9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Air-Conditioned Tent

Paul Stoddard


Take Charge of Your Farm's Financial Health

Senior Lecturer
Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics
University of Illinois
  • Teaches courses in farm management, agricultural marketing, food and agribusiness management and personal financial planning.

  • 15 years in the Appraisal Department for Farm Credit Services of Illinois

  • 5 years experience as a real estate appraiser and real estate salesperson for Hertz Farm Management

  • 5 years experience as a self-employed commodity trader

  • 5 years experience as a farm manger for Stoddard Farm Management.

10:30 - 11:30 A.M.

Air-Conditioned Tent

Gregg Sauder


Let's Find Something Good in a Really Bad Spring

Founder and CEO 360 Yield Center
Founder of Precision Planting
  • Founded and owned Precision Planting from 1993 to 2012

  • Founded 360 Yield Center in 2014

  • Fourth Generation farmer from Tremont, IL

1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

Air-Conditioned Tent

Jim Hedges


The Future of Corn and Soybean Traits

Vice President of Seed Marketing
Winfield United
  • Operates a 3,000 acre corn and soybean farm in Moweaquea, IL

  • Co-founded Moweaqua Seed in 1987, a company focused on Hybrid corn and soybean production and sales

  • ASI Corn Business Lead for Monsanto from 2007 to 2013

  • 360 Yield Center from 2013 to 2017


12:00 - 12:30 P.M.

Energy Tent

Joe Stubits Mobl


Automotive Territory Manager
ExxonMobil US Lubricants

  • 3 years of experience as commercial vehicle fleet engineer

  • 1 year of experience as automotive business consultant

  • Teach courses in commercial vehicle oil applications and impact, industry trends, and preventative maintenance practices

Austin Budke Mobil


Industrial Lubricants Territory Manager
ExxonMobil US Lubricants

  • Chemical Engineering degree from Kansas State University

  • Over 1 year of experience as the Industrial Lubricants Territory Manager

  • Helps industrial manufacturers and off-highway vehicles improve equipment reliability and reduce downtime


  • Corn & Soybean Seed Discounts

  • Enter to win a 1-year subscription to Climate Fieldview

  • Enter to win a MAVIC 2.0 Drone

  • Enter to win Vouchers for Planters Precision, Seed Inoculant, Fungicide and Micronutrients


  • 10% Off all Mobil Oil Purchases on August 22 during Innovation Acre

  • ​Buy 2 Drums or 110 gallons of Bulk Mobil Oil; Receive a 10 pack of Mobil XHP 222 grease for FREE

  • Buy 275 gallons of Bulk Mobil Oil; Receive 4 - 10 packs of Mobil XHP 222 grease for FREE

  • Stop by the Energy Booth to learn more about our new line of Mobil products and sign up to win a $100 Equity Do It Center Gift Card.


  • 10% Off any one bag of Feed available through The Equity Do It Center

  • $10 off any one Equity Elite Lick Tub

  • Stop by the Feed & Livestock Booth and Sign Up to Win $300 worth of Equity Elite Feed of Choice


  • Stop by the Grain Booth and Sign Up for GoEdge and be entered to win a Grain Moisture Tester.

Agronomy Dept

Grain Dept

Energy Dept

Planters Precision

Feed Dept

Credit Dept

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