Opening Keynote Address
August 12, 2020
 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

The Conference opens with motivational speaker, Josh Bleill, presenting on the highs and lows, the challenges and the motivation to keep moving forward as we face the future in agribusiness - One Step at a Time.

 Keynote Speaker:  Josh Bleill

Marine Corporal Josh Bleill [Bly-ul; rhymes with "Kyle" or "smile"] is a native of Greenfield, Indiana  After graduating high school, Josh attended Purdue University.  Upon completion of his education, Josh decided to serve his country by joining the United States Marine Corps in 2004 and was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006.  

While serving in Iraq, Corporal Bleill was severely injured, resulting in the loss of both of his legs  After extensive rehabilitation, Bleill returned to Indiana in August of 2008, where he attacked his new life head-on.  This new life included employment as the Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson.  In 2017, Josh took a new step in his journey by starting his own speaking company, Josh Bleill LLC, to do public speaking independently.  His powerful message of overcoming adversity and taking taking life one step at a time is inspiring audiences around the country.  Josh is proudly sponsored by DEEM.  

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