In-person attendance with flexible cancellation policies, just in case.

It is our hope to conduct a safe in-person event that abides by all CDC and State of Colorado COVID-19 guidelines, but we have some policies in place to protect our prospective in-person attendees, just in case an in-person event is not possible. 

Can I change my registration from in-person attendance to virtual attendance?
Any in-person attendee wishing to change to virtual attendance may do so at any time. Attendee will be refunded for the difference between the paid in-person registration rate and the prevailing virtual registration rate at time of change.

Can I cancel my convention attendance entirely?
Attendees cancelling their in-person registration will be refunded in full if notification is received on or before April 6, 2021. In-person registration cancellation notices received between April 7 and May 5 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee. NO REFUND will be provided to any person cancelling or failing to give notice of in-person registration cancellation on or after May 6, 2021. Registration substitutions are encouraged and welcome; no cancellation fees assessed if substitution is made.

What if NGFA has to cancel in-person attendance?
If after April 6, 2021 NGFA decides to cancel the in-person event element, all currently registered in-person attendees will be automatically changed to virtual attendees and a refund will be assessed for the difference between the paid in-person registration rate and the prevailing virtual registration rate at the time of in-person registration.

Attendee Type Early Bird Registration Fee
March 9 - April 6 
Regular Registration Fee
April 7 - June 1 

In-person Member

$750  $825

In-person Non-Member

$1,450  $1,595

In-person Guest

$750  $825









To receive the NGFA member rate, individuals must be employed by an NGFA member company.
View list of NGFA member companies.

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The Broadmoor

1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Sprinigs, CO 80906
Website

The Broadmoor welcomes guests to a legendary Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Here, the spirit of the West inspires the adventurer within, providing endless opportunities to explore the picturesque mountains, streams, and canyons that have inspired generations. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly fishing, or an indulgent day at the spa, you’ll find endless activities for every age in every season. Experience an iconic Colorado Springs resort where personalized luxury offers an escape from the ordinary and modern details blend seamlessly with the timeless European elegance of our historic hotel.

Hotel booking information will be made available after NGFA confirms an in-person event element after April 6. If NGFA moves forward with the in-person event element all in-person attendees will be sent hotel booking information at that time. NOTE! Prospective in-person convention attendees are strongly discouraged from making hotel reservations before NGFA confirms the in-person event element. The general public rate will be higher than the rate NGFA has contracted and booking outside our hold block will open NGFA up to penalties. 

 
 
 

Health Information

The Broadmoor health and safety document
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website
Colorado COVID-19 dashboard


ATTENDEE LIABILITY WAIVER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK; COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-PROCEDURES AND CODE OF CONDUCT
All in-person attendees will be required on the registration page to positively indicate compliance with the following guidelines:

Attendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that attendee may experience or incur in connection with attending the NGFA Convention (“event”).  Attendee hereby releases, covenants not to sue, discharges, and holds harmless NGFA, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from any such claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.

Specifically relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic, attendee acknowledges the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assumes the risk of exposure or infection by attending this event, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, disability, and/or death to attendee. Attendee understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at this event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of others who may attend the event or their families, colleagues, or others with whom they may have contact. Accordingly, attendee understands and agrees that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of NGFA, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in this event.

In addition to all other rules and regulations relating to attendance at this event, attendee agrees to comply with all COVID-related procedures that may be implemented by NGFA and the event venue, including, but not limited to, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements and restrictions on certain activities that carry higher COVID-related risk, in order to protect as much as possible the health and safety of all EVENT attendees.  The specific COVID-related procedures and code of conduct to which attendee agrees to abide, include as follows:

1. If attendee exhibits symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus (i.e., fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), attendee will contact appropriate medical and healthcare experts and authorities as soon as possible for additional screening and attendee will cooperate with public health contact tracing efforts.  Attendee will also notify NGFA event organizers.

2. If attendee has been in close contact (i.e., closer than six feet without a mask for more than 15 minutes) with a person who is, or becomes, COVID-19 positive, attendee will contact appropriate medical and healthcare experts and authorities as soon as possible and will follow instructions on isolation, quarantine periods and additional testing/screening. Attendee will also notify NGFA and may continue event attendance virtually.

3. Regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), attendee will abide by the regulations posted by NGFA and the event venue.

4. Attendee will adhere strictly to the COVID-19 mask policies of NGFA and the event venue. Attendee will wear a CDC-approved mask appropriately placed over the nose and mouth at all indoor functions as well as in all public areas, indoors or outdoors (unless actively eating or drinking), especially in congregate areas and when attendee may come in contact with others from where it may not be possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet at all times.

5. Attendee will review and abide by the safety procedures of event venue.

6. When off the property of the event venue during the time of this event, attendee will continue to maintain physical distancing and mask standards with fellow event attendees and others. This specifically includes visitation at any off-site businesses or private residences for any reason.

7. Attendee agrees to follow health assessment procedures, as specified by NGFA, the event venue, and/or any applicable federal, state, or local health departments or other authorities, to include the required Daily Health Assessment and testing, temperature and symptom screening if required by steps 1 and/or 2 above. Attendee understands and agrees that he or she may be asked to show clearance screening before entering meeting rooms or any other public location on hotel property.  Attendee also understands that he or she may be notified of requirements to test or quarantine via the email provided on the registration form and attendee agrees to check that email each day while attending this event.

8. If attendee is commuting to this event, attendee recognizes that off-site interactions at home and elsewhere, may increase the number of contacts during this event. With this understanding, attendee agrees to give heightened attention to staying informed of applicable guidance about COVID prevention measures, and attendee will do everything possible to reduce risk of exposure. This includes wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, daily temperature and symptom monitoring, physical distancing and avoiding large gatherings.

9. Attendee understands that failure to comply with any of these terms may result in immediate removal from the event spaces and transition to virtual attendance mode without warning.  Attendee understands that these measures are for both his or her own safety and the safety of all event attendees and the wider community and general public.  Attendee understands it is his or her responsibility to follow these guidelines with all due respect and seriousness.

In-person Schedule

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
all times mountain time (MT)

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Chairman's Reception (by invitation only)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
all times mountain time (MT)

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee Meeting (closed)
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
Participation via virtual event platform.
 

Jess McCluer, Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs, NGFA and Jim Seibert, Director, Safety, Education and Training, NGFA

 

Dave Fairfield, Senior Vice President, Feed, NGFA

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transportation and Technology Open Forum
 

STB Priorities and Freight Rail Forum
Martin Oberman
, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board


Rail Technology Speaker TBA 


Waterway Infrastructure Update
Tracy Zea,
President & CEO, Waterways Council Inc.

 

The Economic Benefit of Trucking Technology
Jeff Schreiner,
CEO, Roger LLC

 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Risk Management Committee Meeting
In-person meeting for committee members only, participation for virtual committee members and in-person non-members via virtual event platform.

 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Speaker Meet & Greet
Participation via virtual event platform.

 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Past President's/Chairman's Lunch (by invitation only)

 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Country Elevator Committee Meeting
In-person meeting for committee members only, participation for virtual committee members and in-person non-members via virtual event platform.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CoBank Welcome Reception and Ag Village

Thursday June 3, 2021
all times mountain time (MT)

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bunge Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Trade Rules Committee Meeting
In-person meeting for committee members only, participation for virtual committee members and in-person non-members via virtual event platform.
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
Participation via virtual event platform.
 

Max Fisher, Vice President, Economics and Regulatory Affairs, NGFA

 

Bobby Frederick, Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Public Policy, NGFA

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Grand Opening General Session
 

Future Direction of Animal Agriculture and Consumer Communications
Jim Perdue,
 Chairman, Perdue Farms, Inc.

 

Capitol Hill Speaker TBA

 

Current and Future Trends Speaker TBA

 

NGFA Chairman's Address: 125 Years of Transforming America's Harvest
JoAnn Brouillette,
Managing Partner, Demeter LP, Chair, NGFA Board of Directors

 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speaker Meet & Greet
Participation via virtual event platform.
 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament, sponsored by CoBank
additional registration required
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NGFA x Broadmoor Outfitters
additional registration required
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CGB Happy Hour and Ag Village

Friday June 4, 2021
all times mountain time (MT)

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wells Fargo Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. International Trade and Agricultural Policy Committee Meeting
In-person meeting for committee members only, participation for virtual committee members and in-person non-members via virtual event platform.
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
Participation via virtual event platform.
 

Todd Kemp, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, NGFA

 

Charlie Delacruz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, NGFA and Mary Hitchcock, Director, Commercial and Arbitration Services, NGFA

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing General Session
 

Policies Needed to Address Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
David MacLennan,
CEO, Cargill

 

U.S. and Global Economic and Financial Situation and Prospects for 2021-2022 in Post-Election, Post-Pandemic Environment
Tom Halverson,
President and CEO, CoBank

 

The Future of the North American Freight Rail Network
Kathryn Farmer,
President and CEO, BNSF

 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speaker Meet & Greet
Participation via virtual event platform.
 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. National Grain and Feed Association Board of Directors Lunch & Meeting (closed)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. NGFA x Broadmoor Outfitters
additional registration required
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Convention Closing Party