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 in 2013. (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. Following the 2013 conference, Feedstuffs on Dec. 23, 2013 reported on a grain quality presentation in its article “Sustaining grain quality in storage.”

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.

Preliminary NGFA Country Elevator Conference Program

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Country Elevator Conference Registration

8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Leadership Conference for State/Regional Associations Affiliated with NGFA (by invitation only)

1:30 – 3:30 pm
NGFA Country Elevator Committee Meeting (open to NGFA members)

3:45 – 5:15 pm
New Kid on the Block – FDA Inspections of Grain Elevators (open to all conference registrants at no additional charge; Hosted by NGFA Country Elevator Committee)

4:00 – 7:00 pm     

Trade Show Open

5:30 – 7:00 pm           

Welcome Reception in Trade Show

6:00 pm
Meet & Greet Social for Relatively New Members to the Industry

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Country Elevator Conference Registration

6:30 – 8:00 am
Idea-Exchange Continental Breakfast – Trade Show Open

7:00 – 8:00 am
NGFA Grain and Feed PAC Breakfast

8:00 am
Conference Convenes

  • Welcome to Indiana
  • NGFA Priorities for 2015
  • Wrap-up of the 2014 Elections and Congressional Agenda for 2015

9:15 am
Overview of the World Grain Situation

10:15 am

  • NGFA Policy Minute – FDA’s Food and Feed Safety Rulemakings – Impacts on Country Elevators
  • Enhancing Communication, Coaching, and Goal Setting
  • NGFA Policy Minute – NGFA’s Litigation against OSHA’s Designation of Dust as a Chemical Hazard and EPA’s Proposed Rule on New Source Performance Standards

11:15 am
2014 Farm Bill – What’s In It & Its Impact on Producer Behavior

Noon – 2:00 pm
Walk-Around Lunch in Trade Show

12:15 – 2:15 pm
NGFA Grain and Feed PAC Committee Meeting

2:00 pm
Theft and Other Loss-Prevention Strategies

3:15 pm
Emerging Technologies in Agriculture

5:00 pm
Conference Recesses

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Trade Show Open

5:30 – 6:30 pm
Country Elevator Conference Reception in Trade Show

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 am
Idea-Exchange Continental Breakfast

8:00 am
Country Elevator Conference Reconvenes

  • NGFA Policy Minute – “Update on CFTC Rulemaking
  • Rail Service and New Rules Affecting Trucking
  • NGFA Policy Minute – “NGFA’s Actions on Rail Service and Rulemakings
  • Developing a More Standardized Approach to Biotech Product Launches, Stewardship and Liability
  • NGFA Policy Minute – “Potential Impact of GMO Labeling on Grain Handlers”

11:00 am
The War for Employees

11:45 am
Closing Remarks

REGISTRATION

Registration for this year’s conference is available online or fill out a form and send it in.

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Fees:

  • $465 NGFA Member Early Bird until Nov. 7
  • $495 NGFA Member Registration Nov. 8 – Dec. 5
  • $520 Dec.6 through On-site Registration
  • $185 Spouse Registration

Policies:

Registration fee: Includes admittance to entire program and trade show, program materials, refreshments, continental breakfasts on Dec. 8 and 9, luncheon on Dec. 8 and receptions on Dec. 7 and 8. The spouse registration fee includes both continental breakfasts and the two receptions.

Payment policy: To qualify for Early Bird rates, payment must accompany registration and be received by Nov. 7.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations will be refunded in full if notification is received on or before Nov. 7. Cancellation notices postmarked or faxed between Nov. 7 and Nov. 28 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided to any person canceling or failing to give notice of cancellation after Nov. 28. Registrant substitutions are welcome.

 

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.
Hotel

This year’s Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show is Dec. 7-9, 2014 at the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis, Ind. Reservations can be made online or by calling 877-303-0104 and referencing “NGFA” for the reduced $139+ tax nightly rate.

Trade Show and Sponsorship

On a first-come, first-served basis, only 102 booths are available at the Trade Show. Get more information at ngfa.org/cectradeshow or contact Todd Kemp.

Additionally, if you’d like to gain visibility among customers in the grain, feed and processing industries, contact Rebecca Grubbs for sponsorship information.

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