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GFAI Industry Issues Forum

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of committee planning, important updates and an opportunity to discuss initiatives to improve the industry. This event is open to all members.

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      Early Bird Breakfast Buffet – Agricenter D

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

  •  Option 1:  Scholarship Committee Meeting – Agricenter A
  •  Option 2:  Informational Sessions – Agricenter D
    • 9:15 – 9:50 a.m.       Learn about the interest rate environment and possible hedging strategies from Grant Burgess, VP of Customer Derivatives, CoBank.
    • 9:55 – 10:30 a.m.    Trade Talk in 2018: Navigating the Mixed Messages with Tamara Nelsen, Senior Director of Commodities, Illinois Farm Bureau.               

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.

  •  Option 1:  Convention and Trade Show Committee Meeting – Agricenter A
  •  Option 2:  Informational Sessions – Agricenter D
    • 10:45 – 11:20 a.m.   Ben Brockschmidt, Executive Director, Infrastructure Council with Illinois Chamber of Commerce will provide an overview of their recent transportation study and an update on infrastructure issues.
    • 11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   German Barria, Environmental Protection Engineer with Bureau of Air at the Illinois EPA will review frequent items cited when inspections are conducted and review the permits required by the agency.

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch – Agricenter D

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Option 1:  Workforce Development Committee Meeting – Agricenter A
  • Option 2:  Informational Sessions – Agricenter D
    • 12:45 – 1:20 p.m.       Rod Weinzierl, Executive Director with the Illinois Corn Growers, will explain the Renewable Fuel Standard and why we are hearing so much about it right now.
    • 1:25 – 2:00 p.m.        Joe Small, Bureau Chief with IDOA’s Bureau of Warehouses, will provide an update.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.     Break

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.     Issues Recap and Board Meeting – Agricenter D

2018 GFAI Industry Issues Forum Registration

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organizer

GFAI
Phone:
2177872417
Website:
www.gfai.org

Venue

Asmark Agricenter
14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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