Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 61st Annual Board of Delegates Hybrid Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Delegates will have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Please note that because the original destination, Calgary, Canada, was moved due to pandemic restrictions, the dates and days of the week have also changed.
“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,” said Jim Raben, USGC chairman.
During the meeting, Council members will get the latest market updates, hear from motivational speakers and participate in Advisory Teams (A-Teams) and sector discussions. Delegates’ direction helps the Council establish priorities for the coming year and guides efforts with new programs undertaken to find and grow global markets.
The Council will be following all CDC, OSHA and event location guidelines for the in-person portion of the meeting. As of May 19, the guidelines of the hotel and convention center require each attendee to mask unless eating, have their temperatures taken and social distance and complete a health screening survey. The Council will update attendees as guidelines are adjusted prior to the meeting.
Those attending virtually will participate through Pathable, the platform USGC has used for past membership meetings. A formal training will be offered ahead of the meeting.
Attendees will be required to sign a code of conduct and waiver, which will be available after a final virtual town hall meeting on July 8, 2021.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.