Piper Jaffray to Host Agriculture & Animal Health Investor Day

07/29/2014 | 09:40:51 AM

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2014-- Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC), a leading investment bank and asset management firm, is scheduled to host its inaugural Agriculture & Animal Health Investor Day on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

The Upper Midwest is a major hub for new agricultural technologies that help growers drive yields and the event will be taking place in Minneapolis at the Piper Jaffray headquarters office. Piper Jaffray has an extensive history covering the agricultural industry, uniquely approaching opportunities across the full value chain from field to market.

“As farmers continue to pursue higher crop yields and the demand for food pushes farming into more challenging growing conditions around the world, new technologies are emerging to tackle these issues,” said Michael Cox, head of equity research for Piper Jaffray. “Presenting companies and guest speakers at the Piper Jaffray Agriculture & Animal Health investor conference will highlight these innovations, along with key industry trends in farm machinery, grain handling & infrastructure, and biofuels.”

The event will expose investors to executive teams from some of the nation’s leading agriculture, capital equipment and animal health companies. Public and private companies, as well as industry thought leaders and farmers will discuss key industry trends and the state of the agriculture economy. Key trends in animal health will be presented including new product development, as well as a look into the state of the livestock and dairy markets.

The Agriculture & Animal Health Investor Day will consist of keynote speakers, fireside chats led by Piper Jaffray research analysts, panel discussions and one-on-one meetings.

Panel Topics

  • Current state of the fertilizer market
  • Evolution of precision farming
  • ‘Westernization’ of emerging farm economies
  • Growing demand for biological crop chemistry
  • Increased need for efficient irrigation
  • Discovery and commercialization of agriculture biotechnology
  • Future of farmland prices
  • Current state of the biofuel industry
  • Implications of lower grain prices on farm equipment spend

Participating Companies

  • Alamo Group, Inc. (ALG)
  • American Vanguard Corp. (AVD)
  • Bioceres
  • Bunge Limited (BG)
  • Cargill
  • Colvin & Associates
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD)
  • Evogene Ltd. (EVGN)
  • Farmers Edge
  • Green Plains Inc. (GPRE)
  • Hortau
  • Kip Cullers do Brasil
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Lindsay Corporation (LNN)
  • Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII)
  • Monsanto Company (MON)
  • The Mosaic Company (MOS)
  • MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (MWIV)
  • Pentair plc (PNR)
  • Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI)
  • S&W Seed Company (SANW)
  • Stockton
  • Titan Machinery, Inc. (TITN)

Subject to change.

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