Sunday, March 17, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ag Village
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Past Presidents'/Chairmen's Brunch (invite only)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Past Presidents'/Chairmen's Spouse's Brunch (invite only)
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. CAP Luncheon (invite only)
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee Meeting (closed)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
unless noted, committee meetings are open to all NGFA members

Finance & Administration Committee

Country Elevator Committee

Trade Rules Committee

Crop Technology Committee

2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Joint NGFA-NAEGA Grain Grades & Weights Committee (closed)
3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Committee Meetings
unless noted, committee meetings are open to all NGFA members

ITAP Committee

Joint Feed Committees/Biofuels & Co-Products Committee

Risk Management Committee

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Transportation and Trade Open Forum

Patrick Fuchs, Vice Chairman, Surface Transportation Board

Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics

Gregg Doud,Chief Agricultural Negotiator, United States Trade Representative

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. New Member/First Time Attendee Reception (invite only)
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CoBank Welcome Reception

Monday March 18, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ag Village
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Rail Arbitration Rules Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Truck Task Force
8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Grand Opening Plated Breakfast & General Session
Breakfast service to begin at 8:45 pm

Conference Welcome

Keynote Government Address
Hon. Sonny Perdue,
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

NGFA Distinguished Service Awards

"NGFA Policy Priorities for 2019"
Eric Wilkey,
President, Arizona Grain Inc., Chairman, NGFA Board of Directors

Keynote Industry Address
Beth Ford,
President & CEO, Land O'Lakes

 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Guest Brunch & Cocktails
 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament
additional registration required
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Excursion: White Oak Conservation Tour
additional registration required
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Floridiana Happy Hour

Tuesday March 19, 2019


7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ag Village
7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Wells Fargo Continental Breakfast
 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Committee Meetings
unless noted, committee meetings are open to all NGFA members

Arbitration Appeals Panel (closed)

National Grain and Feed Foundation (closed)

Waterborne Commerce Committee

 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session

Annual Business Meeting

2019 Association Awards and Recognitions


Featured Congressional Speaker
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Kansas

Featured Rail Speaker
James M. Foote,
Chief Executive Officer, CSX Railroad

2019 Membership Recruitment Awards


"Trade Policy Changes in the 2020 Election"
Dr. Derek Scissors,
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Chief Economist, China Beige Book

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Board of Directors Luncheon (closed)
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Excursion: Amelia Shooting Sports Shooting Clay Outing
additional registration required
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Excursion: Amelia Island Sailing Cruise
additional registration required
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. NGFA Committee Apprentice Program (CAP) Alumni Network Reception (invite only)
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Convention Farewell Bash