Virginia Grain & Soybean Conference
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Virginia Grain & Soybean Annual Conference
The Westin Richmond | February 21-22, 2017
Join Us February 21-22 in Richmond!
The Virginia Grain Producers Association and Virginia Soybean Association are once again proud to host the Virginia Grain & Soybean Annual Conference. The conference will span two days and is being held at the Westin Richmond to provide a convenient, comfortable and inviting environment for our attendees, exhibitors, and their families. We have hosted this conference for more than 35 years and have striven to bring only the highest quality presenters on the most pressing topics -- this year is no different. We have a great conference agenda that features leaders and experts in the grain and soybean industries, as well as leading research and association representatives. Registration is open - we encourage you to read more about the program and conference agenda, and reserve your seat today!
What's on the Agenda?
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:30am Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens
11:30am Lunch Buffet Opens
11:45pm Welcome & Introductions
12:00pm Lunch & Keynote Speakers
National Corn Growers Association Leadership
American Soybean Association Leadership
1:00pm Breakout Sessions - Choose One
Fertilizer Strategies for Productive Soil
Production Cost Decisions and Your Bottom Line
Commodity Checkoff: Building Markets and Growing Your Industry
2:30pm Breakout Session Repeated -Choose One
4:00pm The Impact of Changing Times on Your Bottom Line
5:00pm Reception & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
6:00pm Awards Dinner & Raffle to Benefit Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00am Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30am Annual Meetings, Elections, and Reports
Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Meeting
Virginia Corn Board Project Report
Virginia Small Grains Board Project Report
Virginia Soybean Association Annual Report
8:00am Special Guest: Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry Basil Gooden
8:45am Keynote Speaker: Eric Snodgrass and the Wild Side of Weather
10:30am Keynote Speaker: Matthew Bennett on Grain Marketing from a Producer's Perspective
11:15pm Interactive Question & Answer Session with Matthew Bennett
12:00pm Closing Comments & Adjourn
Click Below to Register Today!
Sponsorship Opportunities **Please Note: due to high demand, our exhibit hall is now full. Please contact VGPA staff to discuss available sponsorship opportunities**
Thank You to Our Sponsors as of 2/13/17
-Bayer CropScience -Farm Credit
-FMC Agricultural Products -Montague Farms
-Ag Risk Management by Weller & Associates, Inc.
-Independent Ag Equipment
-Perdue Agribusiness, LLC
-Southern States Cooperative
-The Mennel Milling Co. of Virginia Inc. & Old Dominion Grain -Winters-Oliver Insurance Agency, Inc.
-Channel -Conklin AgroVantage
-Doebler's -DuPont Pioneer -Hoober, Inc.
-Benchmark Tool & Supply -Cindy and Bill Barnett -Crabbe Aviation, LLC -First Bank & Trust Co. -Mid Atlantic Country Folks
-Riverland Insurers -Rockydale Quarries Corp. -STOP-FYRE/Mountain View -T.A. Seeds -Timac Agro USA
-VDACS -Virginia Valley Water Systems
-BIGYIELD.US -Carmeuse Lime & Stone
-Crop Production Services -Mid-Atlantic Seeds -Nutriplant -P. Bradley & Sons -Progeny Ag Products -Renwood Farms Inc. -Scoular -Sustainable Chesapeake -The Frazier Quarry -Tidewater Seed, LLC -USDA Farm Service Agency
-USDA NASS VA Field Office -VIPGrains, LLC -Walls Irrigation, Inc.
VGPA, 2201 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
2017 VSA Scholarship Available
VSA is pleased to announce their 2017 scholarship for students who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college or university next year. One scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student and one scholarship for a graduate student. VSA welcomes all majors to apply, but students who intend to pursue a career in an agricultural related field upon graduation are preferred. The Virginia Soybean Association is awarding three scholarships this year: $500 for a two-year degree, $1000 for undergraduate and $1000 for graduate. The deadline for application is April 15, 2017. Click here for the 2016 VSA Scholarship Application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Visit the SoyMOR exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Richmond at Short Pump
The Virginia Soybean Association believes in the importance of sharing the story of soybean production and opportunities. If you would like to have a representative come to your event, school or community function, please contact us!
Be sure and visit the Children's Museum of Richmond at Short Pump and check out the new SoyMor Exhibit! 2200 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 · (804) 474-7070
Virginia Soybean Association 2017 Scholarship
VSA Scholarship- We offer three scholarships- $500 for an associate's degree student, $1,000 for an undergraduate student and $1,000 for a graduate students. You can find the application here.