2015 Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference

 

The Virginia Grain Producers Association and the Virginia Soybean Association are proud to partner again this year to host the 2015 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference.

 

This year's conference will be a two day event focusing on key tools for grain producers to maximize margins and profitability today while planning for the future. Farmers and agriculture industry professionals will gather at the 2015 Virginia Grains and Soybean Annual Conference on February 17-18, at the Williamsburg Lodge. A limited number of hotel rooms at our discounted group rate are available, click here for reservation information.


Click Here for Individual Registration

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities & Sponsors Registration

 

 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

 

10:00 AM – Exhibitor Set Up Available


11:30am – Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens (Box Lunches for Sponsors & Exhibitors) 


1:00pm - Welcome & Introductions

 

(1:00 – 3:00 PM Optional Historic Area Tour for Spouses & Families – $20 Discount Tickets Available)


1:15 – 2:00 -  Breakout Sessions - Choose One

Session A New Equipment & Chemicals Rapid-Fire Session Featuring: Ag Leader Technology, ARCTECH, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Independent Ag Equipment

Session B (2,4-D & Dicamba – No Drift) Ralph Lassiter, Dow; David Mayonado, Monsanto; Liza Fleeson, VDACS

Session C (Precision Agriculture) Bob Warring of Brandon Farms

Session D (Budgeting) Gordon Groover

 

2:00 – 2:15 PM Break

 

2:15 – 3:00 - Breakout Sessions - Choose One

Session A New Equipment & Chemicals Rapid-Fire Session Featuring: Ag Leader Technology, ARCTECH, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Independent Ag Equipment

Session B (2,4-D & Dicamba – No Drift) Ralph Lassiter, Dow; David Mayonado, Monsanto; Liza Fleeson, VDACS

Session C (Precision Agriculture) Bob Warring of Brandon Farms

Session D (Budgeting) Gordon Groover

 

3:00- 3:15 PM Break

 

3:15 – 4:00 PM - Breakout Sessions - Choose One

Session A (Lessons Learned: Surviving the 80s) Alvin Blaha, Tyler Franklin, Bryan Taliaferro

Session B (Estate Planning) L. Ashley Brooks, L. Ashley Brooks PLC

Session C (Budgeting) Gordon Groover, Virginia Tech

Session D (Herbicide Resistant Weeds) Michael Fleisner, Virginia Tech

 

4:00 – 4:15 PM Break

 

4:15 – 5:00 PM –General Session: BIG DATA –Terry Griffin, PhD., Griffin Consulting, Bryant, Arkansas

 

5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception & Networking


6:00 PM Awards Dinner & Ag in the Classroom Auction (Separate Registration Required - Click for Details)

 


Wednesday, February 18th, 2015


 

7:00 AM– Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens (Buffet Breakfast for ALL)


8:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions


8:15 – 9:00 AM – General Session –Matthew C. Roberts, PH D– Associate Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University


9:00 – 10:30 Exploring New Opportunities

Frank Parent, Vireol Biofuels

Richard Higby, VP Sales & Marketing, Tranlin Inc.

Ray Keating, Perdue Agribusiness 

Chris Lawrence, NRCS

 

10:30 – 11:00 AM BREAK

 

11:00 AM VGPA Annual Meeting

VGPA Report

Virginia Corn Board Report

Virginia Small Grains Report

Virginia Soybean Association Annual Meeting

VSA Report

 

12:00 pm – Lunch &  Keynote Speaker: Roxi Beck, Center for Food Integrity


2:30 PM Adjourn

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 Auction


Conference Location

 

Williamsburg Lodge

310 S. England Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187

 

Need A Hotel Room?

 

A Limited Number of Rooms

at the

Williamsburg Lodge

are Available Under

Our Special Group Rate


Click Here for Reservations

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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