Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) 60th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually from July 27 to 29, 2020.
“In the past three months, we have learned that the more markets change, the more our work to access and develop them remains essential to both our global customers and you, our members,” said Darren Armstrong, USGC chairman and farmer from North Carolina.
“While we still can’t meet most of our stakeholders face-to-face, our staff members have gotten creative and adept at identifying short-term opportunities and building on long term demand needs for the commodities we represent in a wholly new environment.”
The virtual summer meeting will highlight the Council’s work with key partners to build new demand for coarse grains, co-products and ethanol. The Council’s seven Advisory Teams (A-teams) and sectors will meet to discuss critical issues and provide guidance and priorities to the Council’s leadership. USGC members will also approve the next fiscal year’s budget and vote in new members to the USGC Board of Directors.
“While also in a different format than past meetings, the virtual summer meeting will continue to offer opportunities for you to engage directly with fellow delegates and Council staff on the most important issues facing the global grains markets today,” Armstrong wrote to delegates when announcing the meeting’s registration is open.
“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.”
The change from a traditional, in-person meeting to a virtual meeting also offers a unique opportunity for new participants who are interested in trade but have never had the chance to attend a Council gathering.
More about the meeting is available online. Questions can be directed to Rebecca Kane, USGC meeting manager,.
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.