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July 2017

Grain Position Reporting Course – Basic and Intermediate Levels

July 19, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 10 Brickyard Dr
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Click here for event information and registration. Previously called the "Grain Position Accounting Course," this educational program has been rewritten and improved from previous presentations! Learn the basics of managing a grain position and how to accurately record events associated with storing, buying and selling grain. A great refresher course for experienced staff and a wonderful introduction for new employees! This course in broken down into two classes - Basic (July 19) and Intermediate (July 20) Included in the Basics Course - July…

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May 2018

Developing Professionals Spring Event – Effingham

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

GFAI's Developing Professionals group is headed to Effingham on May 10th for a variety of excellent education, tours and networking! Seating is limited for this event and the deadline to May 4th! Cost to attend: $50 Tentative Agenda 9:30am        Tour at South Central FS Feed Mill, Effingham, IL This brand new multi-species feed mill is state-of-the-art and features a 4-ton mixer, with the ability to mix 60 tons of feed per hour, two roller mills to process…

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GFAI Industry Issues Forum

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Asmark Agricenter, 14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL United States
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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…

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June 2018

Tom Jennings Nine & Dine

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This is the 1st of four outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from this series will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This event, which will kickoff with a 9:30 am shotgun start at Brookhills Golf Course, located at 5350 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL, 62711. This is a 9-hole course. After golf, participants can enjoy the…

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Wheat Grading Seminar

June 5 @ 9:00 am - June 6 @ 3:00 pm

GFAI's wheat grading seminars are being offered in two (2) different areas of the state to train and update weighing and grading personnel. The instructor, who is from the Federal Grain Inspection Service in Kansas City, will be present to teach participants: Testing and sampling regulations Judging quality Sampling procedures Grading techniques Agenda: 9:00 am Sampling and Processing Samples 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Grading, Q & A 3:00 pm Adjourn Each participant will grade samples of wheat and will receive extensive one-on-one time…

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GFAI Golf Outing in Macomb

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is the 2nd of four golf outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from these four outings will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This outing will be held at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course on the Western Illinois University Campus in Macomb, IL. A 10 am shotgun start will kickoff the event. Sponsorships are…

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July 2018

GFAI Pontiac Golf Outing

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pontiac Elks Golf Course Pontiac, IL + Google Map

This is the 3rd of four golf outings in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarships" series! The proceeds from these four outings will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This outing will be held at Pontiac Elks Golf Course with a noon shotgun start. If you plan to eat lunch at the clubhouse before the outing, please arrive well in advance…

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Corn and Soybean Grading Seminars

July 31 - August 2

GFAI's corn and soybean grading seminars are being offered in three (3) different areas of the state to train and update weighing and grading personnel. The instructors, who are from the Federal Grain Inspection Service in Kansas City, will be present to teach participants: Testing and sampling regulations Judging quality Sampling procedures Grading techniques $120 registration fee. Agenda: 9:00 am Sampling and Processing Samples 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm Grading, Q & A 3:00 pm Adjourn Each participant will grade samples of corn and…

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August 2018

Developing Professionals Summer Tour

August 15 @ 8:30 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
$175

Hop aboard a charter bus for a Developing Professionals Road Trip to tour various stops in the Northeast part of the state. Seating on the bus is limited. Registration is $175 (scroll down to register) and includes transportation, lunch and dinner on Wednesday and the activity at Topgolf. HOTEL: Hotel rate at the Renaissance Schaumburg is $151 (plus tax). Please contact the Association office to reserve your hotel room. August 15 8:30 am          Bus pickup at the Agricenter (Behind IL Fertilizer and Chemical…

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Golf Outing in LaSalle

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Course, 658 US-6
LaSalle, Illinois 61301
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This is the 4th and final outing in GFAI's "Golf for Scholarship" series! The proceeds from these four outings will benefit GFAI's Scholarship Fund and will be used for scholarships to attract and retain people with the skills and talent necessary to lead our industry in the future! This outing will be held at Senica's Oak Ridge in LaSalle, IL with a 10 am shotgun start. Sponsorships are available for those who wish to support a great cause while also…

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