24th Annual NC Joint Commodity Conference to have New Features

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association will host the 24th Annual Joint Commodities Conference in January, 2013. Charles Hall CEO of the soybean producers explains that they’re tweaking some of the scheduling to better accommodate farmers’ early start:

“We are trying to add more in the early mornings to appeal to farmers’ schedules. We are back in the same venue as last year where we had about 500 attendees and many vendors in our exhibit area.”

Hall outlines the speakers booked for the conference:

“We are going to open the exhibit halls earlier and allow more time for the vendors. We are also moving some of the events outside of the conference room into the exhibit hall area.

On the main program we have Dennis Gartman coming back again this year to do the agricultural market outlook. Dr. Ronald Hanson from Nebraska to talk about farm transition planning from one generation to the next. We will also have the commodity specialist from wheat, corn, and soybeans. We have scheduled it this so that farmers will have the opportunity to attend all of the talks they want to.”

There will also be a new event on Friday morning of the conference according to Hall:

“Friday morning we will have some early riser sessions with our farmer leadership and with some corporations who are doing some special marketing sessions. All of that will happen in the exhibit area, starting at 7 am on Friday.”

For more information on the 24th Annual Joint Commodities Conference visit www.ncgrainsconference.org.

Charles Hall, CEO of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

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