Registration Open for Annual U.S. Grains Meeting

Registration Open for Annual U.S. Grains Meeting

Effort to promote grain exports will top discussion at annual meeting in Omaha July 28-30.

Registration is now open for the 54th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting of the U.S. Grains Council, which will be held in Omaha July 28-30.

The Grains Council will set the agenda for the coming year as well as discussing a wide range of issues the involve the efforts of the Council to promote more exports of all U.S. grains.

About 200 U.S. corn, barley, sorghum farmers and agribusiness representatives are expected to attend the annual event. The keynote speaker this year will be Howard G. Buffet. Buffet will talk about his foundation's commitment to agriculture, Council efforts in Africa, the future of freight and other key issues affecting the U.S. grains industry around the world.

This year's theme is 'Partnerships

"This year, the Council is celebrating 'Partnerships & Possibilities,'" says Julius Schaaf, USGC chairman. "We'll explore this theme with three days of discussion revolving around export growth, global strategy, emerging opportunities and competitive challenges."

Volunteer leadership, engagement and vision are at the foundation of the Council's work around the world and around the clock. In Omaha, the Board of Delegates will elect officers and directors for the upcoming year. The Advisory Teams will review the Unified Export Strategy – the Council's program goals, priorities and strategies – for 2015. Attendees will leave with a refreshed perspective on the work necessary to keep the United States at the forefront of global agricultural trade.

"We look forward to a productive meeting with the goal of ensuring the United States remains the world's most reliable, transparent and trusted partner in advancing global food security through trade," Schaaf said.

Online registration is now available.

Optional tours of points of interest in the Omaha area will also be offered. Those will include Boys' Town, the historic General Dodge House, the Strategic Air and Space Museum at nearby Offutt Air Force Base and the Durham Mansion.

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