North Carolina
Commodities Conference
January 09-11, 2019


The Planning Committee for the thirtieth Annual NC Commodities Conference of the NC Corn, Small Grain, Soybean & Cotton Producers Associations thanks those who attended 2018's fantastic conference.

We can't wait to welcome you in 2019!

30th Annual
NC Commodities Conference 
January 09-11, 2019

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

4700 Emperor Blvd., I-40 at exit 282 (Page Rd)
Durham, NC 27703

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019

Pre-Opening Reception - Imperial Ballroom - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019

MORNING - GENERAL SESSION
7:30 am Registration

7:30 am Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors (Coffee, Biscuits, & Danish)

9:15 am Welcome “30th NC Annual Commodities Conference” - Bobby Skeen, Executive Vice-President, Louisiana Cotton & Grain Association, Monroe, LA
Introduction of Speaker - Rob Fleming, President, NC Cotton Producers Association

9:30 am State of NC Agriculture & Q&A with Commissioner Troxler - Steve Troxler, Commissioner, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Raleigh, NC

10:00 am Small Grain Growers Annual Meeting & Efficiency Awards Program - Timmy Thomas, President, NC Small Grain Growers Association, Timberlake, NC; Dr. Angela Post, Extension Specialist Small Grain, NCSU; Dr. Tom Melton, NCCES, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

11:00 am Production Management Panel: Cover Crop & Soil Health - Vernon Cox, Moderator, Soil & Water Conservation, NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Raleigh, NC; Roian Atwood, Wrangler Jeans, Greensboro, NC; Donnie Lassiter, Lassiter Farms; Conway, NC; Rachel Vann, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

LUNCH - VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS - 12:30 PM

AFTERNOON - GENERAL SESSION

2:15 pm “Lets Get Started” - Bobby Skeen, Executive Vice-President, Louisiana Cotton & Grain Association, Monroe, LA
Introduction of Speaker - Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina

2:30 pm Taking Care of Business - Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech

3:30 pm Soybean Production Annual Meeting & Seminar

Soybean Production & Efficiency Awards Program - Dr. Tom Melton, NCCES, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS

5:00 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019

MORNING - GENERAL SESSION

7:30 am Registration

7:30 am Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors (Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Breads, Juices, Coffee)

8:15 am “Good Morning” - Bobby Skeen, Executive Vice-President, Louisiana Cotton & Grain Association, Monroe, LA

8:30 am Cotton Production Seminar - Dr. Keith Edmisten, Professor of Crop Science and Cotton Extension Specialist NCSU, Raleigh, NC; Dr. Guy Collins, Assistant Professor and Extension Cotton Agronomist, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
Introduction of Speaker - Rob Fleming, President, NC Cotton Producers Association

9:00 am Row Crop Update 2018-19 Outlook - Edgar Woods, President, Palmetto Grain Brokerage, Ridgeland, SC

10:00 am Corn Production & Efficiency Awards Program - Dr. Tom Melton, NCCES, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader, NCSU
Corn Production Annual Meeting & Seminar - Dr. Ron Heiniger, Professor of Crop Science and Cropping Systems Specialist, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

Door Prize Drawing

Adjourn

Spouses Program
Thursday, January 10, 2019 -10:00 am - 3:00 pm