Annual Convention

Annual Convention

OVERVIEW

NGFA’s annual convention features top policy makers, substantive open forums and outstanding general sessions that explore the most important issues facing the industry in the year ahead. It also provides an ideal opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with industry leaders. As in past years, the year’s conference will feature a golf tournament, committee meeting, a new member reception, panels on topical issues, and a closing gala. For more information on convention programming, see presentations from past conventions.

 

PAST CONVENTIONS

2014

2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION
Hilton Head, S.C.

The 118th annual convention in Hilton Head, S.C., was keynoted by the Hon. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, and featured addresses from the CME Group, CFTC, USDA and more. Below are the presentations available; several speakers did not use presentations. See the convention program, the attendee list or event photos for additional information.

Transportation Open Forum

Keynote Addresses

Chairman’s Addresses

“Sustainability and Consumer Preferences – What the Future May Hold”

  • Steve Peterson, Director of Sourcing Sustainability, General Mills Inc.
  • Randy Spronk, Immediate Past President, National Pork Producers Council (presentation not available)
  • Sean McMahon, North America Agriculture Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
2013

2013 ANNUAL CONVENTION
San Francisco, Calif.

The 117th annual convention in San Francisco, featured presentations by the Honorable Jim Costa, D-Calif, Darci Vetter, deputy undersecretary of agriculture for farm and foreign agricultural services, as well as forums on transportation and food safety. See the convention program, the schedule or the final attendee list for additional information.

Keynote Addresses

Open Forum on Impacts of FDA-Proposed Food/Feed Safety Regulations on Grain Elevators, Feed Mills

Transportation Open Forum

2012

2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION
Charleston, S.C.

The 116th annual convention in Charleston, S.C. touched upon the implosion of MF Global, had forums on rail transportation and the Food Safety Modernization Act. In addition, speakers represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Bunge, CoBank and other organizations. See the convention program or the schedule for additional information. A final list of conference attendees is also available.

Keynote Addresses

Workshop on Complying with Food Safety Modernization Act

MF Global Town Hall

Rail Open Forum

2011

2011 ANNUAL CONVENTION
San Diego, Calif.

The 115th annual convention in San Diego, Calif., featured open forums on financing and capital availability and rail transportation. Additional presentations focused on global agriculture, regulatory issues and the future of agriculture. See the convention program or the schedule for additional information. A final list of conference attendees is also available.

Keynote Addresses

Open Forum on Financing and Capital Availability for 2011

Rail Open Forum

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