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BMO Capital Markets to Host Second Annual Agriculture & Protein Conference


BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), will host its second annual Agriculture & Protein conference on Thursday, May 17 in New York City.

Moderated by Kenneth Zaslow, BMO Capital Marketsí Food and Agribusiness equity analyst, the conference will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

Approximately 250 participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from senior executives of more than 15 leading companies about the agriculture and protein sectors. Rob Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto Company, will be the featured luncheon speaker and will address key agricultural trends affecting the outlook for commodity prices.

The conference will be audio web-cast live and archived on the BMO Capital Markets web-site at:

Media interested in attending should call Kim Hanson at (416) 867-3996 to confirm attendance.

An up-to-the-minute agenda* with presentation times for the conference is available on the BMO Capital Markets website at:

Scheduled presenting companies and speakers include:
7:45 a.m. Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)
Richard Bond, President & CEO
8:30 a.m. Industrias Bachoco (IBA)
Cristobal Mondragon, CEO
Daniel Salazar, CFO
9:15 a.m. Sanderson Farms (SAFM)
Joe Sanderson Jr., Chairman & CEO
Mike Cockrell, Treasurer & CFO
10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. Pilgrimís Pride (PPC)
O.B. Goolsby, President & CEO
Rick Cogdill, CFO
11:00 a.m.


AJC International
Gerald Allison, CEO
Christensen Family Farms
George Peichel, Director of Finance
Diversified Inc.
Tom Rosen, CEO
House of Raeford
Don Taber, President & COO
11:45 a.m. Lunch & Guest Speaker
Monsanto Company (MON)
Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer
12:45 p.m. Aventine (AVR)
Ajay Sabherwal, CFO
1:30 p.m. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
William H. Camp, EVP Global Processing
2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m. Corn Products International (CPO)
Sam Scott, Chairman, President & CEO
Cheryl K. Beebe, VP & CFO
3:15 p.m. Bunge Limited (BG)
Alberto Weisser, Chairman & CEO
4:00 p.m.


Denny DeVos, Corporate Finance Director
Greg Glaros, CEO
White Energy
Kevin Kuykendall, CEO

*Agenda subject to change.


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