By Mary Magnuson
In 2011, speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl victory with his famed ‘all in’ speech. And now, as the keynote speaker for Farm Journal Field Days 2020, he’s ready to inspire you.
His focus: Resiliency. Gonzalez works everyday to help people overcome obstacles. And on Aug. 27, it’s your turn to bounce back and get fired up.
Farm Journal Field Days is a three-day virtual conference taking place Aug. 25 to Aug. 27. The groundbreaking event will bring together stakeholders across agriculture. The goal: Inspire excellence and resilience during this unprecedented crisis.
It’s completely free, and as a registrant you’ll get access to far more than this inspiring keynote session. You can choose from more than 100 expert-led sessions from meteorologist Eric Snodgrass, economist David Kohl, entrepreneur Mark Faust, Machinery Pete, and many more leaders in ag. Field Days will conclude with a #FarmON concert headlined by country music legend Lee Brice that benefits 4-H and showcases the young women and men who raised livestock and completed projects this spring.
The team at Farm Journal sees Farm Journal Field Days as an investment in the future of farmers and farming—and a way to support, encourage and empower the ag community.
“[Hope] is the best thing you can play for and live for,” Gonzalez said in a 2017 Ted Talk. “If you give somebody hope, they believe they can have a future.”
Through his organization Hope & Future, which helps at-risk youth using athletics and fitness, Gonzalez delivers this message every day. And it’s one we could all use right now.
Gonzalez had great success as a collegiate basketball player, scoring nearly 1,400 points over his three-year career. He made All-American and participated in the NBA summer league, but ultimately decided to continue his work with youth instead of going pro.
Register today to participate in Gonzalez’s uplifting session and to take advantage of all the insights, resources, networking and inspiration available from Farm Journal Field Days.