Country Elevator Conference

Country Elevator Conference

OVERVIEW

NGFA’s annual Country Elevator Conference & Trade Show is the single largest gathering of country elevator personnel and is limited to NGFA members only. Check out who attended the 2014 conference. (For more information on joining NGFA, email Todd Kemp or call 202-289-0873.)

Each year, more than 650 industry members attend the day-and-a-half conference and trade show. High-level government representatives and industry experts serve as speakers at this popular annual conference. Conducted in conjunction with the conference is an annual Leadership Conference with state and regional grain and feed associations affiliated with the NGFA, as well as a meeting of the NGFA’s Country Elevator Committee.

2014 Program, Presentations

Final 2014 Conference Program

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Leadership Conference  (invitation only)
State/Regional Associations Affiliated with NGFA

NGFA Country Elevator Committee Meeting

New Kid on the Block – FDA Inspections of Grain Elevators Workshop (presentation and guidance)
David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, NGFA, Atlantic, Iowa

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Welcome to Indiana (no presentation)
Randy Broady, Director of Grain Operations Trupointe Cooperative Inc., Botkins, Ohio; Chairman, NGFA Country Elevator Committee

NGFA Priorities for 2015  (no presentation)
Gary Beachner, President, Beachner grain Inc., Parsons Kan.; NGFA Chairman

Impact of the Elections on the Next Congress  (no presentation)
Rep. Todd Yong, R-Ind., Member House Ways & Means Committee

Overview of the World Grain Situation  (presentation)
Dr. Parry Dixon, Director of Economic Research, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, Ill.

NGFA Policy Minute: Top-line OSHA and EPA Issues for Country Elevators   (presentation)
Jess McCluer, Director, Safety and Regulatory Affairs, NGFA, Washington, D.C.

NGFA Policy Minute: FDA’s Food and Feed Safety Rulemakings (presentation)
David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, NGFA, Atlantic, Iowa

Biotech Innovation and Protecting Market Access — Can They Be Compatible? (unavailable)
Matt Rekeweg, Industry Relations Leader, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, Ind.
Chris Novak, Chief Executive Officer, National Corn Growers Association, St. Louis, Mo.

NGFA Policy Minute: Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Biotech-Related Market Disruptions (presentation)
Jared Hill, Director of Legislative Affairs, NGFA, Washington, D.C.
Randy Gordon, President, NGFA, Washington, D.C.

2014 Farm Bill – What’s In It & Its Impact on Producer Behavior  (presentation)
Jonathan Coppess, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law & Policy, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

Enhancing Communication, Coaching, and Goal Setting  (presentation)
Carey Bennett, Director of Business Development RCI Safety, Horton, Kan.

NGFA Policy Minute: Update on CFTC Rulemaking   (presentation)
Todd Kemp, Vice President of Marketing and Treasurer, NGFA, Washington, D.C.

Emerging Technologies in Agriculture   (presentation)
Dr. Johnny Park, Research Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Cory Reed, Sr. Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group, John Deere, Moline, Ill. (awaiting approval)

Welcome   (no presentation)
Honorable Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

Ag Transportation at a Tipping Point – Can Shippers Increase Their Leverage? (presentations)
Tom Brugman, Immediate Past Deputy Director, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C.
Jon Samson, Executive Director, Agriculture and Food Transporters Conference, American Trucking Associations

NGFA Policy Minute: NGFA’s Efforts to Move the Needle on Rail   (presentation)
Randy Gordon, President, NGFA, Washington, D.C.

Theft and Other Loss-Prevention Strategies  (awaiting approval)
Simon (Chip) Beckner, Counsel, Bartlett Grain Company, Kansas City, Mo.
Jonathan Sandoz, Counsel, CGB, New Orleans

The War for Talent (or How to Convince a 5-Legged Sheep to Relocate)   (presentation)
– David Turner, Managing Partner & Latin America Region Leader, Kincannon & Reed, Waynesboro, Va.

2014 Sponsors

Platinum

CoBank

Gold

Bank of the West
The Scoular Company
Wells Fargo
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
Indiana Soybean Alliance

Silver

e-Markets
Grain Journal
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Lansing Trade Group LLC
Monsanto Co.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC
DiaCon Centynal
Gavilon Grain LLC
Bunge North America Inc.

Supporters

Honeyville Metal Inc.
Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth
eGrain
Farmers Grain Terminal
Sioux Steel Company
Laughlin Cartrell
INTL FCStone
Advance Trading Inc.
Arizona Grain Inc.
GROWMARK Inc./MIDCO Commodities
Todd & Sargent
Union Pacific Railroad
Western Milling LLC
CGB Enterprises Inc.
Frisbie Construction Co. Inc.
The Andersons Inc.

2014 Exhibitors

Advance Trading Inc.
Agniel Commodities LLC
AgTrax Technologies
AgVantage Software Inc.
AgVision Software for Agribusiness
AgYield
Alimak Hek Inc.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bolivar Contracting Inc.
Brock Grain Systems A Div. of CTB Inc.
Bulk Conveyors Inc.
Buresh Building Systems Inc.
Bushel Direct LLC
Calhoun Super Structure
Central Life Sciences
CFTC Whistleblower Office
Charm Sciences
Chief Agri/Industrial Division
Clear Creek & Associates
CME Group
CompuWeigh Corporation
Crowe Horwath LLC
Custom Concrete Specialists/CCS Group LLC
DICKEY-john Corporation
Drake Inc.
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
eGrain Inc.
Electro-Sensors Inc.
Elevator Services & Storage Inc.
EnviroLogix Inc.
Feed & Grain Magazine
Frisbie Construction Co. Inc.
Fumigation Service & Supply Inc.
Gamet Manufacturing Inc.
GlobalView Software
Grain Journal
GrainBridge
Grossman & Associates
Hoffmann Inc.
Honeyville Metal Inc.
Hulcher Services Inc.
iNet Solutions Group Inc.
IntelliFarms by IntelliAir
INTL FCStone LLC
iRely LLC
J&M Industries
Kasa Controls & Automation
Laidig Systems Inc.
Larson Engineering Inc.
Macon General Contractors
Maljohn Company Ltd.
Maxi-Lift Inc.
McC Inc. dba McCormick Construction Company
McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Inc.
MetLife Food and Agribusiness Finance
Metro Contract Services Corp.
Moeller Engineering
Neogen Corporation
One Source Risk Management and Funding Inc.
Painters USA Inc.
Perten Instruments Inc.
Pit Express (Mast Productions Inc.)
PrairieLand Millwright Inc.
Precision Grain Management Consultants Inc.
Precision Scale & Controls Inc.
Premier Components Inc.
QT Information Systems
R.J. O’Brien
Raven Industries
RBH Mill & Elevator Supply
RCI Safety
Rich Connell AGRI-SEARCH Inc.
River Consulting LLC
Rolfes @ Boone
Safe-Grain/Maxi-Tronic
Shore Measuring Systems A Div. of CTB Inc.
Shuttlewagon Inc.
Sioux Steel Company
Sukup Manufacturing Company
Tapco Inc.
The Essmueller Company
The GSI Group
The Lakeland Companies
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Todd & Sargent Inc.
Tricon Precast Ltd.
TSGC Inc. (dba Tri-States Grain Conditioning Inc.)
Union Iron Works
USDA – Nat’l Ag. Statistics Service
VAA LLC (Van Sickle Allen)
Vac-Tron Equipment LLC
Vertical Software Inc.
Warrior/MICADA
Weatherbarrier
Wellman Enterprises LLC
WEM Automation Inc.
Westeel Storage Solutions
West Side Salvage
White Commercial Corporation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Past Conferences
Future Conferences
  • Dec. 6 – 8, 2015, Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Dec. 11 – 13, 2016, Marriott Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Ill.

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