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)
Virtual participation for Executive Committee members only.

Wednesday June 2
all times central time (CT) 

NGFA Committee Meeting
8:45 am - 9:30 am CMT | Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee (closed)
Virtual participation for Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee members only.


Transportation and Technology Open Forum

11:00 am - 1:30 pm CT
| STB updates, waterways infrastructure update, new rail and trucking technology information
Live broadcast for virtual attendees hosted on the virtual event platform.

  • The National Rail Network in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities | Martin. J. Oberman, Chairman, Surface Transportation Board
  • Railpulse Introduction | Charley Moore, Senior Vice President Agriculture Sales, Trinity Rail
  • How Digital Business Can Transform the Industry | Jeff Schreiner, CEO, Roger LLC
  • Waterways Infrastructure Update | Tracy Zea, President & CEO, Waterways Council Inc.

NGFA Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CT | Risk Management Committee
Virtual participation for Risk Management Committee members only. NGFA members may watch the committee meeting live in "observation mode" on the event platform.

NGFA Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT | Country Elevator Committee
Virtual participation for Country Elevator Committee members only. NGFA members may watch the committee meeting live in "observation mode" on the event platform.


NGFA Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT | National Grain and Feed Foundation Trustees meeting
Virtual participation for Foundation Trustees members only.

Thursday June 3
all times central time (CT)

NGFA Committee Meeting
8:45 am - 9:30 am CT | Trade Rules Committee

Virtual participation for Trade Rules Committee members only. NGFA members may watch the committee meeting live in "observation mode" on the event platform.

Grand Opening General Session
10:50 am - 1:15 pm CT
 | Welcome to NGFA's 125th Annual Convention
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.
  • Notes from Capitol Hill | Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
  •  NGFA Chairman's Address: 125 Years of Transforming America's Harvest | JoAnn Brouillette, Managing Partner, Demeter LP and Chair, NGFA Board of Directors

Friday June 4
all times central time (CT)

NGFA Committee Meeting
8:45 am - 10:30 am CT | International Trade and Agricultural Policy Committee

Virtual participation for ITAP Committee members only. NGFA members may watch the committee meeting live in "observation mode" on the event platform.

Closing General Session
10:50 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.

  • Agriculture is How | David MacLennan, CEO, Cargill
  • The Global Energy Transition: Implications for Agriculture and Rural America | Thomas Halverson, President & CEO, CoBank
  • The Future of the North American Freight Rail Network  | Katie Farmer, President & CEO, BNSF 

NGFA Board Meeting
1:45 pm - 5:00 pm CT | Board Lunch & Board Meeting (closed)
Virtual participation for Board members only.

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

Virtual participation for Executive Committee members only.