PROGRAM

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.

All live sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees on the virtual event platform.




Tuesday June 1

NGFA Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT  | Executive Committee (closed)
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for Executive Committee members only. Live broadcast for virtual attendee Executive Committee members only.


Chairman's Reception (invite-only)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MT |The West Lawn
A socially distanced outdoor reception hosted at the Broadmoor. By invitation only.



Wednesday June 2
On-site attendees, start your morning at the Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village, located on the Broadmoor's West Lawn. On your way to and from breakfast be sure to visit with the Ag Village exhibitors.

NGFA Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 10:00 am MT | Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for committee members only. Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.



Virtual Programming

9:15 am - 10:00 am MT | NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.

Join NGFA staff in a virtual meeting setting for a free flowing, attendee-led conversation focused on new and/or important updates in their respective subject areas. Grab some casual face time
and exchange knowledge with NGFA staff and fellow attendees in a virtual setting. Today's hallway half hours are hosted by:

  • Jess McCluer & Jim Seibert: Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Committee and Grain Grades & Weights Committee staff liaisons
  • Dave Fairfield: Feed Manufacturing and Technology Committee and Feed Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee staff liaison

 

Transportation and Technology Open Forum
10:30 am - 12:30 pm MT
| STB updates, waterways infrastructure update, new rail and trucking technology information
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for all in-person attendees. Live broadcast for virtual attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.

  • STB Priorities Update | Martin J. Oberman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board
  • Rail Technology Speaker TBA
  • Waterway Infrastructure Update | Tracy Zea, President & CEO, Waterways Council Inc.
  • Financial Benefits of Trucking Technology | Jeff Schreiner, CEO, Roger LLC


NGFA Committee Meeting

11:00 am - 12:30 pm MT | Risk Management Committee
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for committee members only. Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Virtual Programming
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT |
Speaker Meet & Greets 
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.


NGFA Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT | Country Elevator Committee
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for committee members only. Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


CoBank Welcome Reception and Ag Village, hosted at The Broadmoor
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MT |The West Lawn
A socially distanced outdoor reception hosted at the Broadmoor.



Thursday June 3

Bunge Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village, hosted at The Broadmoor

7:30 am - 9:00 am MT |The West Lawn
On-site attendees, start your morning at the Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village, located on the Broadmoor's West Lawn. On your way to and from breakfast be sure to visit with the Ag Village exhibitors.

NGFA Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 10:00 am MT | Trade Rules Committee

Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for committee members only. Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Virtual Programming

9:15 am - 10:00 am MT | NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.

Join NGFA staff in a virtual meeting setting for a free flowing, attendee-led conversation focused on new and/or important updates in their respective subject areas. Grab some casual face time 
and exchange knowledge with NGFA staff and fellow attendees in a virtual setting. Today's hallway half hours are hosted by:

  • Bobby Frederick: Crop Technology Committee and Waterborne Commerce Committee staff liaison
  • Max Fisher: Country Elevator Committee, International Trade and Agricultural Policy Committee and Motor Carrier Committee staff liaison 

 

Grand Opening General Session
10:30 am - 12:30 pm MT
 | Welcome to NGFA's 125th Annual Convention
Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for all in-person attendees. Live broadcast for virtual attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.

    • 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 and Chair, NGFA Board of Directors


    Virtual Programming
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT | Speaker Meet & Greets 
    Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.


    National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament, sponsored by CoBank
    1:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT | The West Golf Course at The Broadmoor
    Socially distanced outdoor golf tournament to benefit the National Grain and Feed Foundation. Additional registration required.



    NGFA x Broadmoor Outfitters

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT | Outdoor activities, arranged via The Broadmoor's professional Outfitters,
    Socially distanced small-group outdoor activities arranged by Broadmoor Outfitters. Additional registration required.


    Happy Hour Reception and Ag Village, hosted at The Broadmoor
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MT |The West Lawn
    A socially distanced outdoor reception hosted at the Broadmoor.


     

    Friday June 4

    Wells Fargo Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village, hosted at The Broadmoor

    7:30 am - 9:00 am MT |The West Lawn
    On-site attendees, start your morning at the Grab-and-Go Continental Breakfast and Ag Village, located on the Broadmoor's West Lawn. On your way to and from breakfast be sure to visit with the Ag Village exhibitors.

    NGFA Committee Meeting
    8:00 am - 10:00 am MT | International Trade and Agricultural Policy Committee

    Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for committee members only. Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


    Virtual Programming

    9:15 am - 10:00 am MT | NGFA Staff "Hallway Half Hour"
    Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.

    Join NGFA staff in a virtual meeting setting for a free flowing, attendee-led conversation focused on new and/or important updates in their respective subject areas. Grab some casual face time 
    and exchange knowledge with NGFA staff and fellow attendees in a virtual setting. Today's hallway half hours are hosted by:

    • Todd Kemp: Risk Management Committee and Finance and Administration Committee staff liaison
    • Charlie Delacruz & Mary Hitchcock: Trade Rules Committee, Arbitration Appeals Panel, and Rail Arbitration Rules Committee staff liaisons



    Closing General Session

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm MT
     | The Next 125 Years in Grain and Feed
    Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for all in-person attendees. Live broadcast for virtual attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.

    • Policies Needed to Address Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability | David MacLennan, CEO, Cargill
    • U.S. and Global Economic and Financial Situation and Prospects for 2021-22 in Post-election, Post-pandemic Environment | Thomas Halverson, President & CEO, CoBank
    • The Future of the North American Freight Rail Network  | Kathryn Farmer, President & CEO, BNSF 

    Virtual Programming
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MT | Speaker Meet & Greets 
    Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.


    NGFA Board Meeting
    12:45 pm - 4:00 pm MT | Board Lunch & Board Meeting (closed)
    Socially distanced outdoor lunch and indoor in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for Board members only. Live broadcast for virtual attendee Board members only.


    NGFA x Broadmoor Outfitters

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT | Outdoor activities, arranged via The Broadmoor's professional Outfitters,
    Socially distanced small-group outdoor activities arranged by Broadmoor Outfitters. Additional registration required.


    NGFA Committee Meeting
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm MT | Executive Committee (closed)

    Socially distanced in-person meeting at The Broadmoor for Board members only. Live broadcast for virtual attendee Board members only.


    Convention Closing Party, hosted at The Broadmoor

    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MT |The West Lawn

    A socially distanced outdoor dinner reception hosted at the Broadmoor.