2019 Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference

 

On behalf of both VGPA & VSA, we invite you to join us for the 2019 Virginia Grain and Soybean Annual Conference on February 20-21, 2019 The conference will span two days and is being held at the Richmond Westin Hotel to provide a convenient, comfortable and inviting environment for our attendees and their families. In response to increased interest, this year we will have a greatly expanded exhibit hall providing a larger and more prominent space for exhibitors and attendees to network.

 

Many of you have been with us since we began the Annual Conference more than 30 years ago. The agriculture industry has seen many changes in the years since our first conference, but one thing remains the same: the Virginia Grain & Soybean Annual Conference continues to serve as a valuable educational, networking, and business planning resource for Virginia farmers large and small.

 

Following the success of last year's two-day program, we have added even more breakout topics, speakers, and programming to help you run a strong, profitable operation. Our program will feature keynote speakers and topics certain to bring value to your operation, including: John Newton, American Farm Bureau's Chief Economist;  Mark Gadlage, Research Scientist, Corteva Agriscience; David Tolleris, Owner/Meteorologist at WXRISK; and Robert Harper, Virginia Farm Bureau Manager of the Grain Division.

 

As always, your registration includes all meals including a full dinner that will follow the networking reception Wednesday evening, giving you additional time to network and spend time with colleagues and speakers.

 


Click Here for Individual Registration

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities & Sponsors Registration

Click Here for the VCIA Meeting Registration that immediately follows

 

What's on the Agenda?

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

 

10:30am Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens

 

11:30am Lunch Buffet Opens

 

12:00pm Lunch & Commodity Trade Update - John Newton, American Farm Bureau's Chief Economist 

 

1:15pm Breakout Sessions - Choose One

Effective Marketing for Grain & Soybeans Markets

Robert Harper, Virginia Farm Bureau Manager of the Grain Division

Opportunities & Challenges with Weather in 2019

David Tolleris, Owner/Meteroligist at WXRISK

 

2:30pm Break & Visit with Exhibitors

 

2:45pm Breakout Session Repeated - Choose One

 

4:00pm Break & Visit with Exhibitors

 

4:15pm CRISPR Update

            Mark Gadlage, Research Scientist, Corteva Agriscience 

5:00pm Reception & Networking in the Exhibit Hall

 

6:00pm Awards Dinner

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

 

7:30am Breakfast Buffet Opens

 

8:00am Annual Meetings, Elections, and Reports

 

8:45am Break & Visit with Exhibitors

 

9:00am VCIA Meeting starts

         Register for seed meeting by Clicking Here

*We ask all vendors to stay until lunch to ensure VCIA members can visit  booths*

 

Where Can I Stay?

We have reserved a room block at the Richmond Westin at the discounted price of $129 per night. Reservations must be made on or before February 6, 2019 by calling 1-888-627-7786. Reference the "Grain & Soybean Annual Conference" rate. 

Research Panels on New Seed Traits, Production Tools and Trends to Maximize Margins and Profitability

Important Links

 

Click Here For Online and

Printable Individual Registration

 

Click Here For Sponsor Opportunities & Registration

 

Click Here For Donation Information for the Ag in the Classroom Raffle

 

Conference Location

 

The Westin Richmond

6631 W Broad St

Richmond, VA 23230

 

Need A Hotel Room?

 

We have reserved a room block at the Richmond Westin at the discounted price of $129 per night. Reservations must be made on or before February 9, 2019 by calling 1-888-627-7786. Reference the "Grain & Soybean Annual Conference" rate.