July 28-30, 2021 – 61st Annual Board of Delegates Meeting

61st Annual Board of Delegates Meeting Cover


Dear Members,

Please plan to join us virtually or in person at the 61st Annual Board of Delegates Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

My theme during my time as chairman has been Building Relationships, Building Trade, and the pandemic certainly challenged me to think about this dynamic in a completely new way. In this final meeting as your chairman, we are pulling out all the stops by offering it both in person and virtually so you can reconnect and engage with Council staff from D.C. and around the world however you choose to build relationships and deepen your understanding of the critical efforts they undertake for our industry.

During our time together, we will get the latest market updates, hear from motivational speakers as we begin to emerge from a challenging year and meet with our Advisory Teams and sectors where you can provide recommendations for our work to develop markets, enable trade and improve lives. Your direction will help us establish priorities in the coming year and guide Council’s efforts with new programs it is undertaking to find and grow global markets.

I am confident you will leave this meeting with a renewed dedication to the work that remains to be done to build relationships that build trade for coarse grains and ethanol exports.

I look forward to joining you in Des Moines or online in July.


Jim Raben
USGC Chairman