2023 Annual Meeting:  March 19 – 21 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa


2022 Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations and Speaker Contact Information


The World Has Just Got More Complicated  — provided by Stephen P. Nicholson, EVP Global Sector Strategist- Grains & Oilseeds, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, or call at 314-317-8278


Carbon Reduction Initiatives/Credits/NetZero: How Food Companies Can Get in the Mix — provided by Kevin Hershner, Tributary Strategy, or call at 410-459-9470


Trucking and Transportation Trends — provided by Kim Beck, Cottingham & Butler, or call at 563-590-8210


2021-22 NIOP Annual Meeting Report/PowerPoint — provided by Leigh Wickersham, NIOP, or call at 803-252-7128


Current State and Federal Policy and the Future of Biofuels was presented by Kurt Kovarik  VP, Federal Affairs  Phone: 202-737-8801. Cell: 202-868-3617


Food Regulation and Legislative Updates:  From Local to Global: Food Policy Expectations in 2022 and beyond  was presented by Kailee Tkacz Buller, President, Institute of Shortening & Edible Oils (ISEO),,  202-783-7960, 315.237.0563


From Fork, to Farm to Fuel:  What’s The Future? Panel Discussion was presented by the following:

     Jay Myers, Farmer and former United Soybean Board Member,, (701) 640-3654

     Brian Owens, Stratas Foods, LLC,, 901-387-4769

     Courtney Lawrenson, Ag Processing Inc.,, 402-431-5056

     moderated by Nate Smithson, Moving Parts LLC,, (402) 763-9384


Powerpoint for Panel Discussion


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