NGFA'S 125th Annual Convention:
Transforming America's Harvest
A HYBRID EVENT
DESIGNED FOR IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE.
Dates: June 2 - 4, 2021
Locations: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
and NGFA members' homes and offices everywhere
The NGFA invites its members to celebrate 125 years of “Transforming America’s Harvest” by attending its 125th annual convention on June 2-4. This year’s convention will focus on celebrating the noble purpose NGFA’s member companies perform in transforming the American farmer’s bounty into safe, nutritious, sustainable and affordable human and animal food. Founded in 1896, NGFA has been proud to represent and provide services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses for 125 years. During this 125th annual convention, NGFA will celebrate “Transforming America’s Harvest” with speakers and virtual events that focus on the future of the industry and how to best position it to continue enhancing the growth and economic performance of U.S. agriculture in a global open market environment. Celebrate with NGFA’s new tagline – “Transforming America’s Harvest.”
year’s convention will be a hybrid event. Those wishing to travel have the option to participate in-person at The Broadmoor, the historic
destination resort, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Members also have the option to
register to attend the convention virtually, allowing registrants to log into
NGFA’s online event platform to view all live speaker presentations, as well as
participate in virtual meeting rooms with speakers, vendors and NGFA colleagues
across the country.
All health and safety precautions to prevent COVID-19 transmission as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state of Colorado will be deployed during the convention on June 2-4, 2021, with The Broadmoor and the NGFA enforcing all social distancing, sanitizing and mask-wearing protocols. NGFA will be taking advantage of the resort’s outdoor event accommodations for all meals and receptions and utilizing the spacious indoor event areas for socially distanced meetings and one-way foot traffic. Importantly, attendance for this year’s convention will be capped at about 50 percent of its typical capacity to accommodate health and safety protocols.
Register ASAP: the early bird deadline to register to attend in-person is April 6. Along with health and safety metrics at the time, the number of early bird registrants will dictate whether or not NGFA will proceed with an in-person convention at The Broadmoor. So if you are interested in attending in-person, please register as soon as possible!
To accommodate virtual and in-person attendees, this year’s convention schedule will look a little different. Each day will begin with an NGFA committee meeting, broadcast live for in-person and virtual attendance. Additional committee meetings will occur virtually or will be scheduled for another time this year. Open forums and general sessions follow and will feature live broadcast presentations from industry CEOs, Capitol Hill, futurist thinkers and more. Special virtual-only programming before and after the open forum and general sessions round out six hours of programming a day, all available live and on-demand to fit your schedule.
A HYBRID COMMUNITY
In-person and virtual attendees can engage in professional networking in myriad ways, ensuring that your method of participation will not interfere with your convention networking. NGFA members may attend virtual NGFA committee meetings for a live-streamed look at NGFA's robust committee system at work. Participate in open forum and general session speaker meet & greets with speakers who’ve made themselves available for questions after their presentations. Interact with NGFA staff during their "Hallway Half Hours" - 45 minute sessions during which NGFA staff will answer member questions, provide new and/or important updates in their subject areas and facilitate attendee interaction. Take full advantage of the convention community by filling out your profile and connecting with fellow attendees through the event platform. Participating with a group? Create your own in-platform chat groups to stay synched with your colleagues from across the country.