Press Release – Steve Forbes Headlines Prairie Crest Capital for Ag Tech Investor Conference


Nationally recognized entrepreneurial leader to keynote investment event

Des Moines, Iowa – September 27, 2017 – Steve Forbes will be the keynote speaker at Prairie Crest Capital’s Annual Ag Tech Investor Conference on Nov. 9, 2017. The conference is focused on bringing together leaders to highlight the opportunities, challenges, and successful investment methods for emerging Ag Tech companies.

Since 1990, Mr. Forbes has lead Forbes Inc., a global media company focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle. Throughout his years of management, the company launched several new businesses and publications around the globe. The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company’s licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world’s most influential websites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes currently serves as the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, while also writing editorials under the heading “Fact and Comment” for each issue of Forbes. As a writer and economic prognosticator, Mr. Forbes has been honored with the prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. In addition to running the family business, Mr. Forbes campaigned for president in both 1996 and 2000, has authored several books, and served as the chairman of the bi-partisan Board for International Broadcasting (BIB).

“The time is now to convene the best thought leaders of the agricultural and investment community across the nation and share the opportunities we have to facilitate agricultural and technology investment,” said Barry Adams, managing partner of Prairie Crest Capital. “We are honored and humbled to have Steve Forbes join us for this conversation and offer his view of the current investment climate.”

The announcement of this event comes during the recently declared Agricultural Entrepreneurship Week (Sept. 24-30, 2017). Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation last month to mark this time in appreciation and acknowledgement of the value agricultural entrepreneurs provide for the state of Iowa as well as for the rest of the world.

“It was an honor to declare the week of Sept. 24, 2017 as a time to recognize the tremendous opportunities in agricultural entrepreneurship our great state offers,” said Governor Reynolds.

Prairie Crest Capital is also pleased to announce Governor Reynolds will present at the conference.

“As a leader of a top producing agricultural state, we are excited Governor Reynolds is able to join us for this event,” said Mark White, managing partner of Prairie Crest Capital. “With investment activity in agriculture technology anticipated to grow from $2 billion to approximately $8 billion over the next several years, we look forward to the engaging conversations with all attendees.”

The conference is on Nov. 9, 2017 starting at 7:00 a.m. at Hy-Vee Hall located in the Iowa Events Center complex. For more details and to register, attendees or companies looking for exposure to investment can visit prairiecrestcapital.com.

About Prairie Crest Capital
Prairie Crest Capital is a venture capital firm in Des Moines focused on early-stage investments in promising agricultural and breakthrough technology firms. Leveraging their experience and Midwest location, Prairie Crest Capital connects investors to underserved and compelling opportunities in the Ag Tech sector in order to deliver superior returns.

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