NGFA finalizes speaker lineup for 128th annual convention Sarah Gonzalez March 7, 2024

NGFA finalizes speaker lineup for 128th annual convention

During NGFA’s 128th annual convention on March 17-19, NGFA members and leaders will gather at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate to address upcoming opportunities for agribusiness, conduct annual Association business and celebrate NGFA’s active membership.

View the convention schedule, which includes information on NGFA business meetings, the golf tournament to benefit the National Grain and Feed Foundation and networking events.

Limited space is available in the Foundation Golf Tournament on March 18, so golfers should register as soon as possible. Tournament fees benefit the Foundation and its mission to advance safety, collaboration and productivity in the grain, feed and processing industry.

Confirmed general session speakers include:

  • Alan Shaw, president and CEO of Norfolk Southern – Monday, March 18
  • Administrator Daniel Whitley of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) – Monday, March 18
  • Nathan Gonzales, publisher and editor of Inside Elections – Monday, March 18
  • Paul Maass, CEO and director of Scoular – Tuesday, March 19
  • Dan Christenson, senior director of government affairs for PepsiCo – Tuesday, March 19

The convention also includes a Transportation Open Forum on Sunday, March 17, featuring:

  • Class I Rail Panel with Angela Caddell, group vice president of agricultural products at BNSF Railway; Ted Johnson, director of marketing – agriculture and food at CSX; David Przednowek, assistant vice president, grain at CN; Ryan Raess, general director – grain at Union Pacific Railroad; Stephanie Roediger, director of sales for grain for U.S. and Mexico at CPKC; and James Wilson, group vice president for agriculture, forest and consumer products at Norfolk Southern Corporation.
  • Snake River Dams Update with Anthony Peña, government relations manager at Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.