Damian Mason, CSP
Proven keynoter who delivers insights, information and outlook to help your people successfully navigate tomorrow's Business of Agriculture.
- Consumer Trends
- 29 Years
Damian is a businessman, agriculturalist, speaker, author, podcaster and consultant. Damian has appeared on television and radio and can also be found on SiriusXM Radio – Laugh USA. Damian is currently in highest demand for his savvy, thought-provoking presentations in two leading areas: Business and Food Production/Agriculture.
He has spoken to over 2,300 audiences in all 50 US states, 5 Canadian provinces and several countries abroad.
Damian’s first book, “Do Business Better” (published spring 2019) discusses the traits, habits and actions to help people and businesses succeed. The book and keynote are filled with real-world examples and relevant stories that are both informative and entertaining. Damian’s style is straight talk and practical information that will help you succeed on a personal and professional level.
Damian’s second book, “Food Fear” (published December 2019) discusses the history of food production to today’s food fights and the future of eating. Damian combines his farm background, Agricultural education, and industry expertise with wit and edge. The result is a book and keynote that is factual, informative and entertaining.
A graduate of Purdue University in Ag Economics, he continued his studies in the field of comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City – Chicago. Damian is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and a Certified Speaking Professional with the National Speakers Association.
When he is not traveling for work, Damian can be found on his Indiana farm with his wife, Lori and dogs Jack and Rosa, or escaping winter at their Arizona residence.
THE BUSINESS OF AGRICULTURE
Intelligent, provocative commentary on current issues impacting the business of food, fuel, and fiber, delivered in a humorous, interactive, high-energy manner.
Damian Mason is an Agriculturist. His presentation is a fast -paced mix of Ag economist, futurist, talk show host, and comedian.
Damian addresses the “F” words of Agriculture: farming, food, fights, fair trade, foodies, feelings, food police, finance, and the future of our industry.
The program is constantly updated and customized to your particular segment of Agriculture.
– Ag is consumer driven and they didn’t ask for enormous chickens
– People don’t really want to “know where their food comes from”
– Why Ag’s “cheap food” story is outdated by several decades
– Trade isn’t North American Ag’s silver bullet
– Foodies, the Internet, farmers markets, and fair trade coffee are good for Ag
– The hierarchy of human needs, hybrid vehicles, and the religion of environmentalism
– High fructose corn syrup is the new tobacco
– Who thrives in tomorrow’s Agriculture
ETHANOL, BIODIESEL, AND OTHER RENEWABLE FUELS: A LOOK AT THE FUTURE
Damian looks at the realities of ethanol and renewable fuels and how they will impact your operation in the years to come.
The green dream of electric vehicles crashes into food and transportation reality:
Combines, cargo ships, and airplanes won’t be battery-powered anytime soon. It’s a simple matter of physics.
However, the future of renewable fuels looks green!
HUMOR FOR THE HEART OF AGRICULTURE
Hilarious Ag-themed show with a positive message your audience won’t stop talking about!
Damian Mason is an Agricultural Humorist who makes Ag audiences laugh and feel appreciated, guaranteeing a successful meeting!
Agricultural crowds love Damian’s hilarious, farm-themed material, and they respect his knowledge and advocacy for the industry. Damian delivers side-splitting ag humor, while encouraging your audience to be proud, professional, and to pass that legacy on. Few people are funny AND farm knowledgeable; Damian is a master at both!
In business, as in nature, there are two choices: adapt or perish!
Success and longevity depend on your ability to reinvent yourself, your brand, and your business.
Learn from others’ experiences – Damian Mason shares his own success story, analyzes various methods of reinvention, and provides real world examples gone right and wrong. Injected with energy and humor, Damian’s Reinvention program provides thought-provoking, practical tools for adapting your business to the future. As Damian says, “Reinvent. Because nobody cares how good you used to be!”
DO BUSINESS BETTER
Damian discusses the Traits, Habits and Actions of success, which you can apply to yourself and your business. A presentation laced with stories, examples and applicable lessons that will outline how to “Do Business Better”.
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE – HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY BETTER
Damian covers 10 keys to effectively increase one’s ability to communicate their message. How to reach more audiences with succinct, clear and concise information. In a world of Ted Talks and social media it is more important than ever to connect quickly and to keep an audience’s attention. Damian helps you discover how.
9 people have recommended this speaker
“Damian did a fantastic job with the group. He has a lot of energy and is very funny. The topic was dead on for the group too.”
“Your Business ReInvention presentation and comedy program were certainly highlights of the event.”
“We were really impressed with Damian’s vast knowledge of Agriculture and how he combined that with an uplifting comedic approach which made his presentation very entertaining. We received a lot of positive remarks from our customers and other staff members that were present at the event. It was great to have an event in person again and provide a night of fun entertainment to our customers and Damian helped us with that!”
“Damian Mason is the PERFECT speaker for any ag audience that wants to be given a very candid appraisal of how the industry is perceived and how it can better present itself to the public. The fact that he’s a farm kid who is still actively involved with agriculture helps him bridge the credibility gap…a great speaker with a great message with some humor and common sense thrown on top for seasoning.”
“Damian Mason brought a whole new perspective to the issues facing the agriculture industry today. He presented his workshop, Agriculture: Trends, Topics, and Tomorrow to a group of agriculturalists of all ages and it was a much needed break from the typically dry presentations we see on ag issues. His presentation was insightful, thought-provoking and, of course, funny! We would certainly recommend him as a humorous agricultural issues speaker and would hire him again for our events.”
“Thanks for joining us at our yearly “reunion”. I had nothing but positive comments on your presentation. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and the relevance of content to what is “front of mind” for many in the industry.”
“I heard many good comments from both presentations and you clearly know how to engage a room. I thank you for your organized approach to coordinate this from start to finish and would be willing to serve as a reference for other groups you encounter for speaking opportunities in the future. Thanks again for helping us organize another successful symposium.”
“Great presentation! Your message was detailed enough to relate to, simple enough to follow, and broad enough to promote creative and outside the box thinking for everyone in the audience. Thank you very much for a wonderful presentation!”
“Damian’s message hit home with our group by mixing a great balance of humor and blending in market analysis our employees and dealers could apply to their own districts and operations. Folks left the presentation not only smiling, but also with some key items to think about with their businesses in the future.”