Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 59th Annual Board of Delegates meeting, scheduled to be held July 29 to 31, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“We are excited to welcome you to this annual member meeting where we come together to discover and discuss the opportunities and challenges our industries must handle today and in the future,” wrote USGC Chairman Jim Stitzlein in a letter inviting members to the meeting. “As you have heard again and again over the last year, When Trade Works, The World Wins and there is no better event to prove this is true than this meeting.”
The meeting will highlight the Council’s global work with key partners to build new demand for U.S. coarse grains and co-products, including ethanol. The Cincinnati meeting will also provide time for USGC delegates and staff, including new President and CEO Ryan LeGrand, to discuss the prospects and hurdles facing U.S. agriculture.
The Council’s Advisory Teams (A-Teams) will receive updates on specific commodities and markets and provide direction for USGC staff in the coming critical months. During a business meeting at the conference, USGC delegates will adopt next year’s budget and elect new officers and board members.
“We rely on your guidance to help us uphold our commitment to develop markets, enable trade and improve lives as we serve our customers around the world,” Stitzlein wrote. “We look forward to your participation at this important time, so come offer your ideas to help increase and expand U.S. exports of corn, sorghum, barley, ethanol, DDGS and more.”
Questions about the meeting can be directed to Rebecca Kane, USGC meeting manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 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.