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. Annual association business is also taken care of at Convention; the event begins with a day of open committee meetings and association business is conducted throughout the meeting.

Convention also provides an ideal opportunity to network with fellow industry leaders and spend time with your family and NGFA friends; each year several tours are planned, the National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament is held, and we close the event with our spectacular Gala Banquet Reception. For more information on convention programming, see presentations from past conventions.

 

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2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION

Thank you for joining us at NGFA’s 2016 annual convention, March 13-15 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hotel Del Coronado.

Convention Details

Convention Program-At a Glance

Full Convention Program

Convention Attendee List – Final

Board of Directors and Executive Committee Announcement

Convention Tours

Monday March 14, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nature & Nurture Tour: La Jolla Coast Walk and Shopping

Begin your tour with an educational walk along the beautiful La Jolla coastline. You’ll enjoy some of the loveliest ocean views in southern California, and experience close encounters with pelicans, cormorants, rocky inter-tidal life, and harbor seals-usually sunning on the beach. Next, take some time to enjoy the fabulous shopping experience La Jolla has to offer. “The Jewel” is an apt nickname for this charming village. From high-end art galleries to charming boutiques, you’ll be tempted by countless opportunities to bring a piece of La Jolla home with you!

$45/person | 65 person max

 

Tuesday March 15, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sail on the Adventuress on San Diego Bay

The Adventuress is a gorgeous 60’ luxury sailing catamaran, which is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 48 guests, and available exclusively for private charter. Custom built as a private yacht, the Adventuress has a beautiful teak wood main salon, 75 bottle wine locker, spacious outdoor decks and covered aft cockpit.

$95/person | 48 person max

 

Downtown Brewery Tour

San Diego has so much to offer, from its many historical landmarks to the newer attractions on the block. This custom tour taps into San Diego’s rich history and its bustling beer scene. Your journey will begin through some of San Diego’s most culturally significant neighborhoods such as the Gaslamp District and Little Italy. Along the way, you’ll get a taste (literally) of what San Diego is increasingly becoming known for – its craft beer! Over the last several years, San Diego has exploded onto the local brewing map and is now known as the beer capital of the world. In the Gaslamp District, you’ll sample beers from Stone Tap Room and Mission Brewery, both located just next to Petco Park, and in Little Italy you will stop by Ballast Point Tasting Room. This tour is a great way to see downtown San Diego as well as relax while you sip on some of the city’s very own beers. Cheers!

$105/person | 45 person max

Convention Sponsors

Platinum

ABN AMRO
ABN AMRO Clearing
ADM
Bunge
Cargill
CGB Enterprises
CME
CoBank
IFG Export Grain Terminal
Nidera
Rabobank
Tradiverse

Gold

Advance Trading
Bank of the West
BNSF
CHS
Dupont Pioneer
Harris-Crane, Inc.
INTL FCStone
J.D. Heiskell & Co.
Lansing Trade Group
Louis Dreyfus Commodities
MetLife Investments
The Scoular Company

Silver

American Railcar Leasing
APEX LLC
Arizona Grain Inc.
Attebury Grain LLC
Beachner Grain
Canadian Pacific
Central States Enterprises LLC
CIT Rail
Commerce Bank
Crowe Horwath
Faegre Baker Daniels
Farm Credit Services of America
GATX Rail
GROWMARK/MIDCO COMMODITIES, INC.
J.W. Nutt Co.
Kokomo Grain
Laughlin Cartrell
Mitsui Rail Capital LLC
Monsanto Co.
National Steel Car
Northwest Grain Growers
Perdue AgriBusiness LLC
Riceland Foods Inc.
The Greenbrier Companies
Trinity Rail
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Tank Car Co.
US Bank
US Commodities
Vertex Railcar
VTG Rail
Wells Fargo Rail
Western Milling LLC
Wheeler Brothers Grain Company LLC

NGFF Golf Tournament

The 27-hole championship Steele Canyon Golf Club was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Each of the three nines offers a distinct environment and type of play for all levels of golfers. The rugged Canyon Course’s dramatic shot making challenges and breathtaking elevations are balanced by the Ranch Course’s winding fairways through the fields of a working ranch, and the Meadow course’s beautiful woodlands and streams stretching along the valley floor. As one of Southern California’s finest golf clubs, Steele Canyon has been awarded Golf Digest’s Four Star Rating, one of only three golf clubs so honored in San Diego County.

Golf Club Rentals:  https://www.nationalgolfeventmanagement.com/r/clubs/NGFF2016

Video Interviews



Presentations

Thomas Menzies, Deputy Program Director, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Science

Noël Perry, Economist and Senior Consultant, FTR Transportation Intelligence

Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Michael Zweiback, partner and co-leader of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group at Arent Fox LLP

Carl Casale, president and CEO of CHS Inc.

Stephen Gallagher, managing director and head of research for Société Générale 

Gary Beachner, president and CEO of Beachner Grain Inc. in Parsons, Kan.

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PAST/FUTURE ANNUAL CONVENTION INFORMATION

 

2015 Convention Details

Final 2015 Convention Program

Final 2015 Convention Attendee List

2015 Convention Sponsors

Platinum

ADM
BNSF
Bunge
Cargill
CME
CoBank
Nidera
Tradiverse

Gold

Advance Trading
Bank of the West
CHS
Dupont Pioneer
GE Capital Rail Services
J.D. Heiskell & Co.
Lansing Trade
Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Scoular
Societe Generale

Silver

APEX LLC
Attebury Grain LLC
Beachner Grain
CGB Enterprises
CIT Rail
Farm Credit Services of America
Laughlin Cartrell
Monsanto Co.
National Steel Car
Perdue AgriBusiness LLC
Riceland Foods
Union Pacific Railroad
Western Milling LLC
Zen-Noh Grain Corp.

Supporters

American Railcar Leasing
Arizona Grain Inc.
Central States Enterprises LLC
Commerce Bank
Crowe Horwath
EGT LLC
Faegre Baker Daniels
GATX Rail
GlobalView
GROWMARK/MIDCO COMMODITIES, INC.
Harris-Crane, Inc.
Kokomo Grain
Northwest Grain Growers
The Andersons
Trinity Rail
Union Tank Car Co.
US Commodities
VTG Rail
Wheeler Brothers Grain Company LLC

Past Annual Conventions
  • 2014 in Hilton Head, SC (Program)
  • 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (Program)
  • 2012 in Charleston, SC (Program)
  • 2011 in San Diego, Calif.
Future Annual Conventions

Registration

Registration Open. Click here.

If you have problems making your payment, please contact Faith Silvers at fsilvers@ngfa.org or 202-289-0873.

Hotel Room Reservations

The 2016 convention will be held at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, CA.  You can register online or by calling 800-468-3533 and use the group code “National Grain and Feed Association.”

Exhibits and Sponsorship
On a first-come, first-served basis, eight table top exhibits will be made available in the Ag Village. For more information contact Todd Kemp.

With all of your clients, prospects, and competitors in one place, a sponsorship at the Annual Convention is an excellent and cost effective way to position yourself as a leader in your field. You can view our Sponsorship Prospectus, or contact Rebecca Grubbs for sponsorship information.

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