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


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Sponsorship Opportunities **Please Note: due to high demand, our exhibit hall is now full. Please contact VGPA staff to discuss available sponsorship opportunities**


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Thank You to Our Sponsors as of 2/13/17


Event Sponsors

-Bayer CropScience -Farm Credit

Reception Sponsor

-FMC Agricultural Products -Montague Farms


Lunch Sponsors

-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.


Breakfast Sponsors

-Augusta Seed

-Channel -Conklin AgroVantage

-Doebler’s -DuPont Pioneer -Hoober, Inc.

-Smithfield Grain


Break Sponsors

-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

General Sponsors

-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.



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