Wednesday, March 4

 
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Choose from the two options below (CLICK HERE for descriptions)

Option 1: A Disney Behind-the-Scenes Tour

AM

Keys to Kingdom Tour
8:30 am - 1 pm
Ages 16+
Backstage Magic Tour
SOLD OUT
8:00 am - 3 pm
Ages 12+
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Will include breakfast, snacks, transportation, bus learning and stops at:

Option 2: Agritourism "Crops" Bus Tour

8:30 AM - 5:00 pm

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STOP 3

Market,  Gift Shop, U-Pick, Winery, Animals, Gemstone, Guided ride to feed cattle

Showcase
of Citrus
STOP 2

Explore how strawberry theming ties into food, contests & more

FL Strawberry
Festival
STOP 1

Market,  Gift Shop, Sampling, & World-Famous Shortcake

Parkesdale
Market
STOP 4

Gift Shop, Combine Ride, Blueberry Farm, Q&A

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Registration, Casual Networking/Farm Learning Chats OR

Visit Disney Parks with Twilight Tix

PM

Insurance Agent
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5:00 PM
CLICK TO BUY TIX
Twilight
Visit to Parks

OR

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5:30pm
Hotel or Disney Springs
Group Dinner Meetups
7-9 PM
Swan Hotel
Registration &
Networking Chats

Thursday, March 5

 
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Choose from options below (CLICK HERE for descriptions):

Option 1: A Disney Behind-the-Scenes Tour

AM

Keys to Kingdom Tour
8:30 am - 1 pm
Ages 16+
Business Behind the Magic
8:30 am - 12 pm
Ages 16+
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AM Roundtable Session & Cornbelly's Spotlight - Digging Deep Discussions

9 AM

This session will include spotlighted examples from the Cornbelly's staff and roundtable-style discussions with topics ranging from:

  • farm food stats - top selling items and the numbers behind them

  • securing farm sponsorships

  • what a farm's annual planning process looks like

  • how employee tasks are managed

  • sales promotions to drive online ticket sales

  • daily opening & closing checklists

  • a deeper look at measuring numbers that help drive decisions

  • much more...

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PM Intensive Learning - The Business Behind Agribusiness

This session will delve into the top things you need to know about the business behind agribusiness! Questions will be answered and expertise shared by legal, accounting and HR experts.

1:30-5:20PM

1:30-2:40 pm

Legal Advice

Q&A with Attorney Timothy Riley

  • minimizing lawsuits & risk

  • best proactive vs. reactive strategies

  • best responses to injuries & providing medical assistance

  • protecting your brand through trademarks, etc.

  • policies on guns/weapons

  • farm succession

  • + any other questions you have

2:50-4:00 pm

Accounting

Q&A with CPA Greg LeFils

  • good tax strategies & writeoffs (business trips, vehicles, etc.)

  • section 179 depreciation

  • year-round cash flow strategies

  • capital gains vs. raw income

  • retirement plans

  • employee pay vs. perks

  • family succession

  • + any other questions you have

4:10-5:20 pm

Human Resources

Q&A with expert Terry Lyman

  • hiring & firing

  • employee & employer rights 

  • seasonal & underage employees

  • dress codes

  • employee breaks

  • overtime pay

  • payroll & perks (housing, etc.)

  • volunteers

  • insurance/retirement

  • + any other questions you have

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Vendor Social, Silent Auction, Late Registration

3-9 PM

Vendor Social
Silent Auction
Reg & Networking
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Friday, March 6

 
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8:30 AM

Agritourism Animal Bus Tour Stop #1 Wild Florida

Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner; seat on bus and admission to Wild Florida & Gatorland.

Airboat Rides
Animal Park & Shows
Food & Gift Shop
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Agritourism Animal Bus Tour Stop #2 Gatorland & Dinner

1:00 PM

Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner; seat on bus and admission to Wild Florida & Gatorland.

110-Acre Alligator Park
Entertainment & Shows
Private Q&A with Mgt.
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Vendor Social, Silent Auction & Networking

6:30 PM

Vendor Social
Silent Auction
Networking
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Evening Haunt Chat

7:00 PM

Timothy Gavinski and Billy Groenveld, owners of two of America's most successful haunted houses will lead a fast paced and in-depth discussion on how to improve your event and your bottom line.

 

  • New concepts of fear

  • Ways to improve customer satisfaction

  • Additional revenue streams

  • How to protect yourself in times of crisis

Saturday, March 7

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What: Vendors

When: 8-9 AM

Where: Meeting area

Vendor Displays & Breakfast on Own

8:00 AM

Giving a Presentation

Full Attendee Reg includes: all meetings, lunch, dinner, materials, t-shirt

General Session

9 AM - 12 PM

Keynote Speaker
Dan Cockerell
Former Disney VP
Farm Spotlight
Irons Mill Farmstead
Farm Spotlight
Denver Downs Farm
Best Ideas
Slideshow
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Where: Ballroom

Lunch & Vendor Time

12-2 PM

Breakout Learning Sessions

2-6 PM

Giving a Presentation
Amusement Food Panel
Tap into the knowledge of a panel of food experts from Florida destinations including SeaWorld, Andretti's & other parks
Merchandising
This first-time Corn Party topic will take a closer look at success with merchandising - gift markets, top selling souvenir items, displays, promotions & more
Sunflower Festivals
Four MAiZE family members share insights on planning and hosting Sunflower Festivals on the farm
Best Food & Beverage
Mike Holtzman returns to share industry trends on the best food & beverage practices for agribusiness in the next decade.
Baby Animal Fests
A panel of farms share their experiences with planning and hosting baby animals festivals on the farm.
Digital Marketing
Jim Hanchett with WDD, a top marketing agency in the family entertainment industry, shares his insights on top digital marketing & social media strategies
Farm Wisdom
25 years later, we'll bring together some of the best advice, farm wisdom & lessons learned from MAiZE family farm members
Building Attractions 101
Building Attractions 101: Slides, BeeLines, Buildings, Bathrooms and more
Money Management
Cash management on the farm - going cashless, money handling, theft prevention, & more
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Dinner & Closing Session

6:30-9:00 PM

Best of Best Awards
Live Auction
Paper Airplane Contest
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Sunday, March 8 - Check out or add options

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Extend Your Trip With More Disney Learning

Choose from options below: 

1. Visit parks on your own or with groups of MAiZE staff/members - Click link below for group discount tickets for as low as $69

CLICK HERE for discount park tix

2. Private Keys to the Kingdom (ages 16+) from 8:30 am to 1 pm (purchase on reg form)

3. Book your own Taste of Magic tour (ages 16+) $99 plus park admission

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/magic-kingdom/taste-magic-kingdom-tour/

Visit parks on your own
Click to buy your own discounted tix
Keys to Kingdom Tour
Buy on Corn Party reg form
Taste of Magic Tour
Click to book this tour on own
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