South Dakota Corn Growers 30th Annual Meeting

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Date/Time
Jan 09 2016
All Day

Location
Sioux Falls Convention Center


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To commemorate its 30th annual meeting, the South Dakota Corn Growers Association has booked an extremely popular, comedic speaker. Mark Mayfield, known as the “Corporate Comedian,” will serve as master of ceremonies.

The annual meeting will be held January 9th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, one weekend earlier than in recent years.

Mayfield, who was raised on a Kansas farm, has merged his corporate background as a lobbyist with his comedy background as a nightclub performer to create a comedic presentation style. He is author of the book, “Mom’s Rules,” a look at things mothers say to their kids. He gives nearly 100 presentations annually to a variety of corporations, conventions and trade associations.

The meeting will include a full day of educational presentations by top agricultural specialists on key topics. The event will be capped with an evening banquet featuring musical entertainment.

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing – Your 2016 Outlook

Ray Wyse of SWAT and Brian Splitt of Allendale will give a marketing presentation.

Managing Water Challenges

Water issues will be a topic discussed by a panel that will include: Susan Bodine, Chief Counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sean McMahon of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association.

From Precision Ag to Networked Farming

Amol Deshpande, CEO and Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network

Ethanol: Where Do We Go From Here?

An ethanol panel will include Brian West of Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, Mary Beth Stank, Director of Vehicle Technology and Government Affairs at GM.

All of the educational seminars are free.

Lunch is $25 per person and will include beef brisket or pulled pork on a kaiser bun with chips, coleslaw, watermelon and apple pie. The proceeds from lunch will go to Feeding South Dakota, the state’s number one hunger relief organization.

The evening banquet which includes a meal, silent auction, speakers and entertainment will be $60 per person for members/$120 per person for non-members.

There is a block of rooms reserved at the Sheraton Hotel (attached to Convention Center) for the night of the annual meeting. Reservations must be made by December 18th. Click here to reserve your room.

Annual Meeting Agenda

Resolutions Meeting: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Educational Sessions: 9:000am – 5:30pm

Kick-off: Mark Mayfield, Comedian and Author

Nuts and Bolts of Marketing: Your 2016 Outlook – Ray Wyse, SWAT & Brian Splitt, Allendale

Managing Water Challenges

  • Susan Bodine, Chief Counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
  • Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
  • Chip Bowling, President of the National Corn Growers Association

From Precision Ag to Networked Farming – Amol Deshpande, CEO and Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network

Ethanol: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Brian West, Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center
  • John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy
  • Mary Beth Stank, Director of Vehicle Technology and Government Affairs at GM

The Last Word – Mark Mayfield, Comedian and Author

Evening Banquet: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Keynote Speaker – General Wesley Clark, Growth Energy Co-Chairman

Entertainment by The Breakfast Club, the longest running, most recognized 80’s tribute band in the United States.

Please register online or by calling the office at 605-334-0100.

Registration

Bookings are closed for this event.