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Country Elevator Conference & Trade Show 2018

December 2-4, 2018

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, St. Louis, MO

The Country Elevator Conference & Trade Show, organized by the National Grain and Feed Association, will include interactive breakout sessions focusing on merchandising, operations, management, legal, safety, and/or marketing.

Visit NGFA.org for more information.

Feed & Grain LIVE

January 8-10, 2019

Prairie Meadows Casino and Hotel, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA

The premier educational event tailor-made for feed and grain professionals is Feed & Grain LIVE!

Early registrants receive an early bird registration discount. For those who sign up by Dec. 8, 2018, is $99. Registration until Jan. 7, 2019, as well as on-site registration, is $149.

The program kicks off with the much-requested mycotoxin testing workshop. This hands-on workshop will help participants hone their sample-testing skills so mycotoxin test results are as accurate as possible.

Day 2 begins with an exciting panel discussion headlined by select professionals featured in recent Feed & Grain cover articles. 

Additional sessions being developed include:

  • A feed industry outlook that covers trends shaping our business
  • Regulatory updates from governmental agencies
  • Succession planning from a human resources expert’s viewpoint

For more information or to register, visit Feed & Grain LIVE.

Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Winter Meeting

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL


The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) Winter Meeting is hosting a very full agenda filled with many keynoters and topic experts. Some of the committed highlight speakers are (in order of appearance):

  • Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF with Anthony Hatch, President, ABH Consulting;
  • William Strauss, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve of Chicago;
  • Tommy Spaulding, President, Founder, Spaulding Companies;
  • John C. Hellmann, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Genesee & Wyoming;
  • Shankar Sengupta, VP Engineering, GE Transportation;
  • Mark K. Wallace, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, CSX;
  • Chuck Baker, Partner, Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell and
  • Jeff Lytle, President, CIT Rail

In addition to those headliners, there will be several recognized subject matter experts including, shipper speakers and speakers on use of current technology. A full schedule with six hours of informative presentations and five hours of dedicated networking time.

International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)

February 12-14, 2019

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA

IPPE focuses on Innovation - bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful, Education - learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs on topics that cross industry interests, Global Reach - attracting more than 8,000 International visitors from 125 countries, and Networking - meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

For more information, visit ippe.com.

GEAPS Exchange 2019

March 9-12, 2019

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA 

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) provides forums to generate leadership, innovation and excellence in grain-related industry operations.

For more information, visit geaps.com.

GPD Trade Foundation Course

April 23-26, 2019


A four-day training course designed to give attendees a broad understanding of contracts and the legal aspects of commodity trading. 

For more information, visit gafta.com.

VICTAM International 2019

June 12-14, 2019

KoelnMesse Hotel

Cologne, Germany

VICTAM International is the world’s largest dedicated event for the animal feed processing, grain milling & processing, ingredients & additives, aquafeed, petfood and biomass pelleting industries.

For more information, visit victaminternational.com.