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. For more information on joining NGFA, email Todd Kemp or call 202-289-0873.

 

2015 COUNTRY ELEVATOR CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW

The 2015 CEC will feature a schedule built around your business and the real-world issues facing you on a daily basis, presented in a variety of engaging ways – including an almost full day of interactive breakout sessions. This new format allows you to tailor the meeting experience to your individual business needs by attending sessions designated as one of three major topics: merchandising; operations; management. Paired with industry and association keynote speakers, several networking receptions and meals, and our tradeshow, the 2015 CEC is the annual meeting for your entire team.

NEW! ATTEND CEC AND EARN CEUs

NGFA’s Country Elevator Conference and Tradeshow is now a great way to earn CEUs for your professional certification. Four breakout sessions and two general session presentations are eligible for credit, for a total of .5 CEUs per person. To earn the credits you must attend the session and pass a short quiz testing the session subject matter. Quizzes will be administered on-line through Kansas State University. Please see the on-site conference registration desk to sign up.

 

2015 COUNTRY ELEVATOR CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW DETAILS

2015 Conference Details

2015 Conference Program

2015 Conference Attendee List (as of 12/1/2015)

2015 Conference Presentations

“World Grain 1975-2025: Episodes and Aftermaths”
Bill Hudson, Principal and Founding Partner, ProExporter Network

“How to Capture a Carry in the Market”
Diana Klemme, Vice President, Grain Service Corporation

“How NGFA Trade Rules and Arbitration Work in the Real World” (Case Studies)
Steve Lucas, President, Jayhawker Consulting

“OSHA Inspections are Around the Corner – Getting Your Safety Data Sheets and Labeling in Order”
Jess McCluer, Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs, NGFA

“FDA Inspections – What to Expect”
Dave Fairfield, Vice President of Feed Services, NGFA

“So You Want Permission to Purchase a Capital Item – Tell Me More about Your Planning Process, Opportunity, Strategic Fit, Risks and Your Overall Rate of Return”
Dennis Inman, Vice President, Cargill AgHorizons

“Unreasonable Merchandisers vs. Unbending Operations – Striking a Balance to Maximize Profit”
Randy Broady, Director of Grain Operations, Trupointe Cooperative Inc.
Mitch Dawson, Director of Grain Operations, MFA Incorporated
Doug Johns, Vice President Grain – River, ADM

“The U.S. Grain Grading System – How it Operates and Quality Factors to Check in 2015 Crops”
Tom Meyer, President, Kansas Grain Inspection Service
Mary Coffey Alonzo, Director, National Grain Center, Federal Grain Inspection Service

“How to ‘Successfully’ Carry Crops through the Summer”
Nick Friant, Business Unit Food Safety Leader, Cargill, Inc.

“Turning the Challenges of Summer 2015 into Opportunity – How the Successful Merchandisers Made it Work”
John Werner, President and CEO, White Commercial Corporation
(For copy of presentation call Cindy Smith at 888-546-9555.)

“How to Unleash Your Employees’ Full Potential and How to Keep Them”
Chris Fischer, Director of Organization Effectiveness, Business Development Services, Land O’Lakes Inc.

“You Got Me Into This, Now Please Get Me Out: The Do’s and Don’ts of Making and Breaking Grain Contracts under NGFA Rules”
Mary Turke, Managing Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

 

2015 Conference Sponsors

Platinum

CoBank

Gold

Bank of the West
Bunge North America Inc.
GlobalView
The Scoular Company

Silver

Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Diacon Centynal/CLS
Grain Journal
Lansing Trade Group LLC
Monsanto Co.
Purina Animal Nutrition
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Supporters

Advance Trading Inc.
Arizona Grain Inc.
Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP
CGB Enterprises Inc.
Chief Agri-Industrial Div.
CME Group
DEKRA Insight
eGrain
EnviroLogix Inc.
Frisbie Construction Co. Inc.
GROWMARK Inc./MIDCO Commodities
Laughlin Cartrell Inc.
Razor Tracking
Todd & Sargent Inc.
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Western Milling LLC

2015 Conference Exhibitors

4B Components Ltd.
Advance Trading Inc.
Ag Growth International
AgriCharts
AgTrax Technologies
AgVantage Software Inc.
AgVision Agribusiness Software
Alimak Hek Inc.
ASI Industrial
ASM Engineering Consultants LLC
Bolivar Contracting Inc.
Brock Grain Systems A Global Div. of CTB Inc.
Bulk Conveyors Inc.
Buresh Building Systems Inc.
CCS Group LLC
Central Life Sciences
Charm Sciences Inc.
Chief Agri/Industrial Division
Clear Creek & Associates
CME Group
CompuWeigh Corporation
Crowe Horwath LLP
C-TEC Ag
Cultura Technologies Inc.
DEKRA Insight
Drake Inc.
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
eGrain Inc.
Elevator Services & Storage Inc.
EnviroLogix Inc.
Essmueller Company
Feed & Grain
Frisbie Construction Co. Inc.
Gamet Manufacturing Inc.
GlobalView Software Inc.
Grain Hedge
Grain Journal
Grossman & Associates Inc.
Hoffmann Inc.
Honeyville Metal Inc.
iNet Solutions Group Inc.
JMI Covers LLC
John Stewart & Associates
Kasa Controls & Automation
Land O’Lakes
Larson Engineering Inc.
Lewis Goetz
Macon General Contractors
Maljohn Plastics Company
Maxi-Lift Inc.
McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Inc.
Metro Contract Services
Moeller Engineering
Neogen Corporation
Painters USA Inc.
Perten Instruments Inc.
Pit Express / Mast Productions Inc.
Precision Scale & Controls Inc.
Premier Components Inc.
Probe A Load Inc.
R.J. O’Brien
Raven Industries Inc.
Razor Tracking
Rich Connell AGRI-SEARCH Inc.
River Consulting LLC
Rolfes @ Boone
Safe-Grain/Maxi-Tronic
Safety Made Simple Inc.
SCAFCO Grain Systems Company
Seedburo Equipment Company
Shore Measuring Systems
Shuttlewagon Inc.
Silo Apps
Sioux Steel Company
Sukup Manufacturing Company
Tandem Products/Rhino Hyde Div.
Tapco Inc.
Technova QT Information Systems
The Arnold Company
The GSI Group
The Lakeland Companies
Todd & Sargent Inc.
TSGC Inc. (dba Tri-States Grain Conditioning Inc.)
U.S. CFTC Whistleblower Office
Uniqair Odor Control
USDA – Nat’l Ag. Statistics Service
VAA LLC
Vertical Software Inc.
Warrior
Wellman Enterprises LLC
WEM Automation LLC
West Side Salvage
White Commercial Corporation

 

PAST/FUTURE CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

2014 Conference Details

Final 2014 Conference Program

Final 2014 Attendee List

2014 Conference 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 Conference 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

Past Conferences
Future Conferences

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

Hotel Room Reservations

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center Kansas City, Mo.

Please note: We have been alerted that an entity calling itself “Global Housing Services Corp.” is soliciting NGFA members and offering to make hotel reservations on their behalf for what it misidentifies as “NGFA’s annual conference.” In fact, the meeting dates referenced in the email solicitation from this firm are for NGFA’s Country Elevator Conference on Dec. 6-8 in Kansas City at the Sheraton Crown Center.

This is to advise you that NGFA has NOT contracted – nor in any way affiliated itself — with “Global Housing Services Corp.” Further, the hotel room rate being quoted by this entity is actually significantly higher than what will be available directly from the hotel and NGFA once NGFA opens hotel reservations for the Country Elevator Conference later this year. To make a reservation at the host hotel please select the “Register online” link above. Additionally, you will receive reservation information via email directly from NGFA once conference registration has opened.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NGFA Senior Manager of Business Operations Tammy Elliott.

Trade Show and Sponsorship
On a first-come, first-served basis, 95 booths are available at the Trade Show. For more information, check out 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, a sponsorship at the Country Elevator Conference and Tradeshow is a valuable way to connect. See the sponsorship prospectus here or contact Todd Kemp for sponsorship information.

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