Registration open for U.S. Grain Council annual meeting

Farm Forum

This summer, Omaha, Nebraska, is your gateway to the world, as the U.S. Grains Council meets to set course for the year ahead. The Council is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 54th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting July 28-30, 2014. Make your reservation today and join about 200 U.S. corn, barley, sorghum farmers and agribusiness representatives to learn about keynote speaker Howard G. Buffet’s foundation’s commitment to agriculture, Council efforts in Africa, the future of freight and other key issues affecting our industry around the world.

“This year, the Council is celebrating ‘Partnerships & Possibilities,’” says Julius Schaaf, USGC chairman. “We’ll explore this theme with three days of discussion revolving around export growth, global strategy, emerging opportunities and competitive challenges.”

Volunteer leadership, engagement and vision are at the foundation of the Council’s work around the world and around the clock. In Omaha, the Board of Delegates will elect officers and directors for the upcoming year. The Advisory Teams will review the Unified Export Strategy – the Council’s program goals, priorities and strategies – for 2015. Attendees will leave with a refreshed perspective on the work necessary to keep the United States at the forefront of global agricultural trade.

“We look forward to a productive meeting with the goal of ensuring the United States remains the world’s most reliable, transparent and trusted partner in advancing global food security through trade,” Schaaf said.

Online registration is now available by visiting

Check-back with on the Council’s website ( for additional details.