July 25 – 26, 2018 | Westin Crystal City | Arlington, VA
Hosted by NGFA and the Soy Transportation Coalition and supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the Ag Transportation Summit unites leaders from agricultural producer organizations, agribusinesses and government to focus on the importance of inland waterway, rail, truck and vessel transportation to the competitiveness and profitability of U.S. agriculture.
The 2018 Summit will focus on “Connecting Growing Supply with Growing Demand” and feature panels highlighting port and rail issues, speakers from USDA and Surface Transportation Board (STB), and several “Innovation Sessions” focusing on new and emerging technologies. After the Summit concludes, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, in cooperation with Washington State University (WSU), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (TAMAE), will host an “Agricultural Transportation Infrastructure Workshop” on the afternoon of July 26.
The Westin Crystal City is conveniently located in the heart of Arlington’s Crystal City and is adjacent to the Crystal City Metro Station, placing you a short ride away from such Washington D.C.-area attractions as the National Mall monuments, The White House, the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, and historic Georgetown. The complimentary airport shuttle makes it easy to get to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is only a mile away.
Keynote Address, Walter Kemmsies
Keynote Address, Richard Langer
Panel on Port Infrastructure, Joe Schuele
Panel on Port Infrastructure, Jim Walker
USDA’s Perspective on Agricultural Transportation Priorities, Bruce Blanton
Private Investment in Infrastructure: An Aspiration of Viable Option?, Richard Ornitz