Country Elevator Conference & Trade Show

Country Elevator Conference



Join us December 3 – 5, 2017 in Louisville, KY for this year’s conference. Registration will open in Monday August 7!


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2016 Conference Details

2016 Conference Program

2016 Conference Attendee List

2016 Conference Exhibitors

2016 Conference Sponsors

2016 Conference Presentations

Connecting the Macro Environment to Your Strategy: Trend vs. Cycle
Michael Swanson, Senior Vice President and Agricultural Economist, Wells Fargo & Company, Bloomington, MN

Breakout Session A | Tales from the Crypt – Stories on Merchandising and Operations
Dustin Toberman, District Manager, Bunge North America, St. Louis, Missouri
Kevin Green, Operations Manager, Bunge North America, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Breakout Session B | OTC Markets – Creative Risk Management for Merchandising Opportunities
Richard Jelinek, Vice President Global Education, INTL FCStone Financial, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
Jake Moline, Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Financial, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa
Matt Zeman, Vice President of Grain, Cooperative Farmers Elevator, Ocheyedan, Iowa

Breakout Session C | Contracting Pitfalls that Lead to Disputes
Randy Broady, General Manager, CHS; Shipman, Illinois; Past Chairman, NGFA Country Elevator Committee
Doug Johns, Vice President Grain – River, ADM, Decatur, Illinois; Member, NGFA Country Elevator Committee
Steve Lucas, President, Jayhawker Consulting Co. LLC, Trumbull, CT; Member, NGFA Biofuels and NGFA Trade Rules Committees

Breakout Session D | On the Road to Harvest
Please contact Curt Strubhar for presentation |
Jeff Hainline, Chairman, Advance Trading Inc., Bloomington, IL
Curt Strubhar, Commercial Merchandising Consultant and Vice President, Advance Trading Inc., Bloomington, IL
Lance Adams, Merchandiser, Team Marketing Alliance, Moundridge, KS

Breakout Session E | Those Who Know…Know
Part I. From the Beginning to the End – Grain
Greg Beck, Senior Vice President, Grain Division, CGB Enterprises, Inc., Mandeville, Louisiana; Member, NGFA Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Country Elevator Committee
Part II. What a Grain Handler Needs to Know about Feed Processing and the Food Safety Modernization Act
David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services, NGFA

Breakout Session F | Banking and Counterparty Risk Management Roundtable
David Sparks, Eastern Region President, Regional Agribusiness Banking Group, CoBank
Shannon Ganschow, Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets, 1st Farm Credit Services
Steve Sebade, Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Agribusiness Banking Group, Commerce Bank

Breakout Session G | Safety Tips and Technology Enhancements
Part I. A Safety Journey
Jason Meyer, Commercial Leader – Rivers Region, Cargill Inc., Wayzata, Minnesota, Member, NGFA Country Elevator Committee
Part II. Grain Elevator Technology – Where it’s Been and Where It’s Going!
Dennis Inman, Director of Strategic Asset Management, Land O’Lakes, Shoreview, Minnesota

Thriving Across Generations – Why Embracing Generational Differences is the Key to Agribusiness Success
Mark Jewell, Creator of the Millennial Mastermind and The Survivor’s Guide to Thriving, Omaha, Nebraska

CBOT Delivery Process
Tom Coyle, General Manager, Nidera US LLC, Chicago, Illinois

Plant Breeding Innovation: An International Strategy
Dr. Bernice Slutsky, Senior Vice President Domestic and International Policy, American Seed Trade Association, Alexandria, Virginia




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