2016 Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference; Feb 16-17, 2016

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 Williamsburg Lodge to provide a 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.
I encourage you to read more about the program and conference agenda, and reserve your seat today!

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What’s on the Agenda?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

10:30am Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens

11:45pm Welcome & Introductions

12:00pm Lunch & Keynote Speakers

Jon Doggett, Executive Vice-President, National Corn Growers Association Leadership

Wade Cowan, Chairman, American Soybean Association

Jason Scott, Vice Chairman, U.S. Wheat Associates

Jim Palmer, CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers

1:30pm Breakout Sessions – Choose One

Irrigation’s Potential on Your Farm – James Adkins, University of Delaware

Farm Succession for Long-term Success – Andrew Branan, The Branan Law Firm

Federal Fertilizer Updates – Wade Foster, The Fertilizer Institute

Big Data’s Impact on our Farming Future – David Swain, Southern States; Matthew Fleet & Marcus McDonald, James River Equipment

2:45pm Breakout Session Repeated – Choose One

4:00pm New & High-Value Opportunities Panel

High Oleic Soybeans – Scott Raubenstine, VP of Agricultural Services, Perdue

Growing Bread Wheat – Paul Davis, Virginia Identity Preserved Grains

Malting Virginia Grains – Eric May, Pilot Malt House

Virginia Specialty Grains – Dr. Carl Griffey, Virginia Tech

5:00pm Reception & Networking

6:00pm Awards Dinner & Raffle to Benefit Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:00am Breakfast & Annual Meetings

Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Meeting

Virginia Corn Board Project Report

Virginia Small Grains Board Project Report

Virginia Soybean Association Annual Report

8:45am Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming with Bob Waring & Kenny Kroeger

10:00am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dave Kohl, Virginia Tech

11:30am Interactive Question & Answer Session with Dr. Dave Kohl

12:00pm Closing Comments & Adjourn

Where Can I Stay?

We have reserved a room block at the Williamsburg Lodge at the very discounted price of $97.00 per night. Reservations must be made on or before Friday, January 15, 2016 via by calling 800-261-9530 between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. -Reference the Grain & Soybean Conference Group rate-