2019 Keynote Speakers

Nick Collins

Former Defensive Back and Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame Member, Nick Collins

After completing his college career at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach Florida, Nick Collins was drafted in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Nick went on to play seven seasons with the Packers.

The highlight year of Nick's career came in 2008 when he led the league in interception return yardage, and interceptions returned for touchdowns. Then in Super Bowl XLV, he intercepted Ben Roethlisberger for a touchdown, helping to lead the Packers to a 31-25 Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburg Steelers.

After suffering a career ending neck injury, he officially announced his retirement in 2014. And in 2016, was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Nick is a three time Pro Bowler, a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, and a Super Bowl Champion - how is that for a resume?

Here to talk about his career, share fun and interesting behind the scenes stories from the locker room and playing field, and answer your most "need-to-know" questions about the Packers, please give a big welcome to Nick Collins.

Greg Peterson, Peterson Farm Brothers, Assaria, Kansas

The Peterson Farm Brothers are made of Greg (26), Nathan (23), Kendal (20) and honorary brother, their sister, Laura (16).The siblings farm together with their parents near Assaria, Kansas. Besides farming, they are mostly known for their entertaining and educational YouTube Videos promoting agriculture. In a quote on their website, they say, "We realize a need to inform people about what we do in farming and in agriculture as a whole. There are many misconceptions about modern day farmers and we feel it is our calling to help correct some of those misconceptions. Aside from our production on social media, we travel around the country to speak on advocating for agriculture. We also blog about misunderstood topics in agriculture and open up our farm for tours. Through all of this, we hope to educate the general public on where their food comes from and what a real Midwest family farm looks like."

Most of us in agriculture will admit that our greatest weakness is telling our own story. In my opinion, the Peterson Farm Brothers are the Ambassadors of Agricultural Promotion and telling our story. It is a great pleasure to welcome the oldest of the Peterson Farm Brothers here today. Please help me in giving a warm Wisconsin Agribusiness welcome to Greg Peterson.

Amelia Hayden, Wisconsin FFA President

The future of agriculture lies in the hands of our young people. And it is always a pleasure to see and witness the talent and enthusiasm that will soon be taking the lead in our industry. With that lead in, I would like to introduce Amelia Hayden.

Amelia is the 2018-19 President of the Wisconsin FFA and is a member of the Big Foot FFA Chapter, She makes her home in Sharon WI. The 17 year old is currently a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin Madison majoring in micro biology. Amelia was elected to serve as the Wisconsin FFA State President for 2018-19 at the conclusion of the 89th Wisconsin FFA Convention this past June. In leading the state association, Amelia works with over 20,000 FFA members scattered across more than 250 chapters. Please help me in welcoming, Amelia Hayden.

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