January 09-11, 2019
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
You are invited to attend the 30th Annual NC Commodities Conference of NC Small Grains, Soybeans, Corn & Cotton Producers Associations, an informative and educational conference dedicated to discussing challenges of farming in the 21st Century.
Come along and find out the latest in trends and technologies, and hear from some of the leading figures in the industry today.
There is no cost for attending the conference, but pre-registration is required.
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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; Donny Lassiter, Lassiter Farms; Conway, NC; Rachel Vann, NCSU, Raleigh, NC
11:30am Ray Starling, Chief of Staff to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
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
Ray Starling, Chief of Staff to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
Powerful Ag speaker! Award-winning instructor. Writes regularly for Corn and Soybean Digest and other ag lending publications
President, Palmetto Grain Brokerage.
Edgar founded Palmetto Grain Brokerage with a mission to help agricultural producers increase revenues and is dedicated to providing the best service in the Ag industry.