Peoples Company
Friday, January 25, 2019
Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines

About the Expo

The 12th Annual Land Investment Expo will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, and we’re pleased to announce Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, an Emmy Award-winning television show host, bestselling author of over 90 books and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher, as our keynote speaker.

Tickets are going fast following the announcement of Ms. Stewart as our 2019 keynote speaker. Register today to ensure your seat is secured at the marquee Land Investment Expo.

The first Land Investment Expo was held in 2008, attracting strong interest from land owners, farmers and financial and policy leaders mainly from Iowa and surrounding states. After several years of continued effort, planning and attention, the Expo has grown into one of the nation’s premier forums focused on the future of agriculture.

Today, the Land Investment Expo is recognized as a world-class conference with top-flight programming. The Expo annually attracts more than 900 attendees from around the world.

Major institutional investors, national agricultural organizations, economists, as well as political and academic leaders see the Expo as an important exchange on challenges and opportunities involving land investment, market forces and the growing impact of technology in land management. With presentations by some of the most recognizable names in the industry, these high-caliber speakers provide fresh, innovative, challenging content to attendees. Dialogue during multiple breakout sessions related to the farm economy, land values, and land investment strategies provide attendees with ideas and practices to improve not only investment performance but create lasting value.

To accommodate the growing interest in the Expo, we’ll be moving to a larger venue in 2019 – the Iowa Events Center. For more information, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or

Martha Stewart
I appreciate the invitation from Peoples Company to join the 2019 Land Investment Expo, which has quickly become the premier event focused on agricultural-related investment and entrepreneurship. Farm to market is much different today than it was a generation ago. As a small farm owner and businessperson, I look forward to sharing insight on how I believe today's agricultural and food economy can and should adapt to the evolving nature of both the marketplace and consumer behavior.
Martha Stewart

2019 Land Investment Expo
Keynote Speaker

2019 Land Expo Agenda


Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

Emmy Award-winning television host, entrepreneur and bestselling author

Dave Franasiak
Dave Franasiak

Principal - Williams & Jensen, PLLC

Dennis Gartman
Dennis Gartman

Editor/Publisher - The Gartman Letter

James Wong 2019 Land Expo Speaker
James Wong

Kew-trained botanist, science writer and broadcaster

Daron "Farmer D" Joffe
Daron "Farmer D" Joffe

Founder and CEO, Farmer D Consulting

Peter Zeihan - Land Investment Expo
Peter Zeihan

Geopolitical Strategist - Zeihan on Geopolitics

Media. Politics. Agriculture. Election.
Media. Politics. Agriculture. Election.

Expert press panel to discuss Midterm elections and next presidential election.

Von Ketelsen 2019 Land Investment Expo Emcee
Von Ketelsen

Farm Services Director, Carroll Broadcasting

Senator Joni Ernst
Senator Joni Ernst

United States Senator for Iowa

John Delaney Democratic Presidential Candidate - 2019 Land Investment Expo speaker
Congressman John Delaney

Democratic Presidential Candidate

Kristen Scholer 2019 Land Expo
Kristen Scholer

Senior Anchor - Cheddar

Less than two weeks after the event and we had already put a deal together with someone we met at the Expo. There are a couple others that will likely turn into a deal throughout the year.
Paul Pittman

Chief Executive Officer
Farmland Partners

Schedule Friday, January 25

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration / Exhibitor Session

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
General Session

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break / Exhibitor Session

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote Speakers

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break / Exhibitor Session

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout Session

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break / Exhibitor Session

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Social / Cocktail Hour / Exhibitor Session

2019 Land Expo Agenda CLICK HERE

Reception Thursday, January 24

Peoples Company will host a social function featuring beverages, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet and network with Land Expo exhibitors and attendees. Please join our staff from 4 to 6 p.m., January 24, at the historic World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

This magnificent building on the banks of the river is a tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, a native Iowan. The building compliments our Expo as it serves as a celebratory hall to recognize achievements and advances in global food security and sustainability.

We hope you’ll join us for networking and conversations surrounding the land and real estate investing markets. On behalf of Peoples Company and the sponsors of our 12th Annual Land Investment Expo, we look forward to welcoming attendees and guests during this special pre-Land Expo reception.


The 2019 Land Expo presents a unique opportunity to increase brand awareness and uncover credible leads at a sold-out conference with more than 900 attendees.

  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with industry peers, prospective customers in multiple ag- and land-related fields
  • Increase exposure to your brand via an association with a leading land brokerage at a highly regarded land conference
  • Utilize pre-conference marketing and branding opportunities to reach target audiences in advance of your arrival

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor booth spaces are available. For more information about aligning your business with a premier land and agriculture conference to bolster awareness of your brand, contact Becky Rozenboom at 855-800-5263 or

Peoples Company Land Investment Expo offers a unique mix of timely and substantive information that can improve the competitiveness of farmers while providing valuable networking with industry partners. The Land Expo brings farmers, landowners and investors together to share information ranging from water quality and soil health to tax reform and the farm economy. These are just several reasons why the Iowa Soybean Association reports from the event as we strive to expand opportunities and deliver results for Iowa’s 38,000 soybean farmers.
Aaron Putze

Communications Director
Iowa Soybean Association

Peoples Company

About the Host

Peoples Company is a leading provider of agricultural land brokerage, land management, land appraisal and land investment services throughout the U.S. The Land Investment Expo is the cornerstone of the Peoples Company’s aggressive marketing tactics, with an innovative team of ag real estate sales professionals striving to connect landowners and investors in 20 states. The Peoples Company real estate brokerage is licensed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit

CLICK HERE to register for your ticket today!

The Land Investment Expo is providing attendees with top flight national perspective on the factors that will influence, not only the land market, but agriculture in general. If you are looking for return on investment, I can’t think of a day better spent.
Craig Hill

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Network with Us


Requests for interviews or press credentials may be directed to Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or email

Event App

Download the official 2019 Land Expo app to access the complete agenda, a map of the venue, speaker profiles, and a full list of sponsors and exhibitors. Sponsored by Iowa Soybean Association.

Available for free download by searching "Land Expo" in your app store.


Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50309

A block of rooms will be held January 24-26 at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown for a discounted nightly rate $129 plus tax for Land Expo guests and attendees. This special room rate will be available until January 3, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Keep in mind that a limited number of rooms are available, so please make your reservations early. Rooms booked after January 3, will be based on availability and not subject to the group discount rate.

To make reservations by phone, call 515-241-1456.



Past Presentations

  • Ron Insana - 2018 Land Investment Expo
  • Mark Dotzour - 2018 Land Investment Expo
  • Jack Bobo - 2018 Land Investment Expo
  • Ben Stein - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Dennis Gartman - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Grover Norquist - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Michael Doane - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Robert Saik - 2017 Land Investment Expo
  • Land Investment Expo - 10 Year Highlight Reel
  • Dennis Gartman - 2016 Land Investment Expo
  • Rob Saik - 2016 Land Investment Expo
  • Donald Trump - 2015 Land Investment Expo
  • T. Boone Pickens - 2014 Land Investment Expo

Ron Insana - 2018 Land Investment Expo

Featured Sponsors

Hospitality Sponsors

Media Sponsors


Peoples Company

Peoples Company is a licensed real estate broker in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin.

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