Classic General Session’s Keynote Speaker to Offer Powerful Message on Overcoming Adversity

John O’Leary has lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire exploded and burned 100 percent of his body. Given a one-percent chance to live, he fought extraordinary odds.

O’Leary spent five months in the hospital, underwent dozens of surgeries, lost all of his fingers to amputation and had to relearn to walk, write and feed himself. He endured, persevered and survived – largely because others emerged, served and inspired. O’Leary now lives to share the life-giving lessons from his story in hope that he can spark the extraordinary possibility of your story.

O’Leary will share his story and his inspirational message:  You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk.

Friday’s General Session on Friday, March 3 from 9- 11 a.m. is a combination of inspiration, information and insight. Comedian Mark Mayfield returns to the stage, along with the commodity organization leaders for a discussion of the hottest issues facing the nation’s soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers.