Registration open for Virginia grain, soybean conference

Published 10:23 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015

By Ben Rowe

The Virginia Grain Producers Association and Virginia Soybean Association are once again proud to host the Virginia Grain & Soybean Annual Conference.

The conference will span two days and is being held at the Williamsburg Lodge to provide a comfortable and inviting environment for our attendees, exhibitors, and their families.

We have hosted this conference for more than 35 years and have striven to bring only the highest quality presenters on the most pressing topics — this year is no different.

We have a great conference agenda that features leaders and experts in the grain and soybean industries, as well as leading research and association representatives.

I encourage you to read more about the program and conference agenda, and reserve your seat today!

What’s on the Agenda?

Tuesday, Feb. 16

10:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibitor Trade Show Opens

11:45 p.m. Welcome & Introductions

Noon Lunch & Keynote Speakers

National Corn Growers Association Leadership

American Soybean Association Leadership

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Choose One

Irrigation’s Potential on Your Farm

Farm Succession for Long-term Success

Federal Fertilizer Updates

Big Data’s Impact on our Farming Future

2:45 p.m. Breakout Session Repeated – Choose One

4 p.m. Malting, Brewing, and High Oleic Soybeans

A Panel Discussion on New, High Value Opportunities

5 p.m. Reception & Networking

Drinks & Appetizers in the Exhibit Hall

6p.m. Awards Dinner & Raffle to Benefit Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom


Wednesday, Feb. 17

7 a.m. Breakfast & Annual Meetings

Virginia Grain Producers Association Annual Meeting

Virginia Corn Board Project Report

Virginia Small Grains Board Project Report

Virginia Soybean Association Annual Report

8:45 a.m. Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming with Bob Waring

10 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dave Kohl, Virginia Tech

11:30 a.m. Interactive Question & Answer Session with Dr. Dave Kohl

Noon Closing Comments & Adjourn

For more information, contact Ben Rowe at or 804-726-6022.