The National Grain & Feed Assn. (NGFA) has announced that, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is rescheduling its 125th annual convention to June 2-4, 2021, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, Cal. This decision was made with the health of NGFA members and guests, staff, speakers and exhibitors as the top priority.
NGFA’s executive committee met virtually Nov. 9 and determined that uncertainty surrounding the pandemic likely will not change significantly enough during the winter months for NGFA to know that it can host a quality in-person convention on the originally scheduled dates of March 14-16, 2021.
Before making this decision, the executive committee evaluated several potential options and alternatives but ultimately decided that rescheduling the convention to June 2021 would provide the most flexibility, certainty and safety at this time.
NGFA, established in 1896, consists of more than 1,000 grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate more than 7,000 facilities and handle more than 70% of all U.S. grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuel companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators, and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. NGFA also consists of 33 affiliated state and regional grain and feed associations. NGFA also is co-located and has a strategic alliance with the North American Export Grain Assn. and has a strategic alliance with the Pet Food Institute.