Virtually perfect.

Attend NGFA's 125th annual convention where and when it's convenient for you. Join the convention through our virtual event platform live in your time zone to experience committee meetings, open forums, general sessions and special virtual programming in real time. You can also pick and choose when to attend by viewing all programming content in the virtual event platform's media library.

Any virtual attendee wishing to change to in-person attendance may do so at any time, as capacity allows. Attendee will be charged for the difference between the paid virtual registration rate and the prevailing in-person registration rate at time of change. Attendees cancelling their virtual registration will be refunded in full if notification is received on or before April 6, 2021. Virtual registration cancellation notices received between April 7 and May 5 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS or substitutions will be provided to any person cancelling or failing to give notice of virtual registration cancellation on or after May 6, 2021.

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

Virtual Member

$295  $325

Virtual Non-Member

$445  $490








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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Virtual Schedule

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

Tuesday June 1
all times central time (CT)

NGFA Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT  | Executive Committee (closed)
Live broadcast for virtual attendee Board members only.

Wednesday June 2
all times central time (CT) 

NGFA Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 11:00 am CMT | Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee
Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.



Virtual Programming

10:15 am - 11:00 am CT | 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

11:30 am - 1:30 pm CT
| STB updates, waterways infrastructure update, new rail and trucking technology information
Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.

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


NGFA Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CT | Risk Management Committee
Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Virtual Programming
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT |
Speaker Meet & Greets 
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.


NGFA Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT | Country Elevator Committee
Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Thursday June 3
all times central time (CT)

NGFA Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 11:00 am CT | Trade Rules Committee

Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Virtual Programming

10:15 am - 11:00 am CT | 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
11:30 am - 1:30 pm CT
 | Welcome to NGFA's 125th Annual Convention
Live broadcast for NGFA-member 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
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT | 
Speaker Meet & Greets 
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.

 

Friday June 4
all times central time (CT)

NGFA Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 11:00 am CT | International Trade and Agricultural Policy Committee

Live broadcast for NGFA-member virtual attendees and non-committee member in-person attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.


Virtual Programming

10:15 am - 11:00 am CT | 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
11:30 am - 1:30 pm CT
 | The Next 125 Years in Grain and Feed
Live broadcast for NGFA-member 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
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT | 
Speaker Meet & Greets 
Live broadcast hosted on the virtual event platform.


NGFA Board Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT | Board Lunch & Board Meeting (closed)
Live broadcast for virtual attendee Board members only.


NGFA Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CT | Executive Committee (closed)

Live broadcast for virtual attendee Board members only.