Sponsor Registration

2020 Virginia Grains & Soybean Annual Conference

Wednesday & Thursday, February 19th-20th


Virginia Grains Producers Association and Virginia Soybean Association are proud to partner once again this year to host the 2020 Annual Conference. As always, our events are made possible through the support of our sponsors and friends. We ask that you please consider helping us again to host a successful, informative event. We appreciate your continued support!


Based on high exhibitor interest in last year's Annual Conference, in 2020 we will have a greatly expanded exhibit hall allowing for additional exhibit spaces and more interaction with attendees.


We ask for your sponsor commitment no later than February 7, 2020.



Click Here for a Printable Sponsor Registration Form



Sponsorship Opportunities


Event Sponsor: $750.00
     Includes: 8 registrations, recognition at all events, and display table


Reception Sponsor: $600.00
     Includes: 6 registrations, recognition at reception, and display table


Lunch Sponsor: $500.00
     Includes: 4 registrations, recognition at lunch, and a display table


Breakfast Sponsor: $300.00
     Includes: 4 registrations, recognition at breakfast, and a display table


Break Sponsor: $200.00
     Includes: 4 registrations, recognition at breaks, and a display table


General Supporter: $100.00
     Includes: 2 registrations, recognition, and a display table


Note: Should you wish to discuss additional sponsorship opportunities and levels, please contact us. 




2020 Virginia Grain & Soybean Annual Conference

Wednesday, February 19

10:30am Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens (Blue Ridge Ballroom)

11:30am Lunch Buffet (Chesapeake Ballroom)

12:00pm Lunch Presentation: “Passing on the Farm: Transition Planning Strategies” (Chesapeake Ballroom) Ron Hanson, Harlan Agribusiness Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska

1:00pm Breakout Sessions (Choose one)
1. “Virginia Tech’s SmartFarm Innovation Network” (Shenandoah Ballroom: Salon A) Susan E. Duncan, Ph.D., R.D., Associate Director, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
2. “Weathering the Storm in Agriculture: How to Cultivate a Productive Mindset” (Shenandoah Ballroom: Salon B) Jeremy Daubert, VCE Extension Agent, Rockingham County
3. “Transitioning from Gramoxone SL 2.0 to Gramoxone SL 3.0” (Shenandoah Ballroom: Salon C) Jamie Hodnett, Retail Sales Representative, Syngenta

2:15-2:30pm Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Blue Ridge Ballroom)

2:30pm Breakout Sessions Repeated (Choose one)

3:45-4:00pm Break & Visit with Exhibitors (Blue Ridge Ballroom)

4:00pm Presentation: “Managing Risks, Protecting Profits” (Chesapeake Ballrooom) Robert Harper, Grain Division Manager, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation & Josey Moore, Commodity Specialist, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

5:00pm Reception & Networking (Blue Ridge Ballroom) Drinks & Appetizers in the Exhibit Hall

6:00pm Awards Dinner (Chesapeake Ballroom)

Thursday, February 20

7:30am Breakfast Buffet (Chesapeake Ballroom)

7:40am Updates from Virginia’s Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry (Chesapeake Ballroom)
The Honorable Bettina Ring

8:00am Annual Meetings (Chesapeake Ballroom)
• Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Meeting
• Virginia Corn Board Annual Report
• Virginia Small Grains Board Project Report
• Virginia Soybean Association Annual Meeting

9:00am Break & Virginia Crop Improvement Association Seed Conference Begins


 Event Sponsor - $750
 Reception Sponsor - $600
 Lunch Sponsor - $500
 Breakfast Sponsor - $300
 Break Sponsor - $200
 General Supporter - $100
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Additional Individual Registration - $30




Please make checks payable to "Virginia Grain Producers Association" and remit to:


Virginia Grain Producers Association
2201 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220


For agenda, directions, speakers and sponsor information, click here.


Have other questions? Contact Us!


VA Grain Producers Association
Conner Miller
PH: 804-726-6022
FX: 804-359-9680


VA Soybean Association
Rachel Moore Gresham
PH: 804-466-1693
FX: 804-420-2826


Important Links


Click Here For Online & Printable Individual Registration


Conference Location


The Westin Richmond

6631 W. Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23230