CEC 2023 – Schedule admin November 6, 2023
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times Eastern Standard Time

Sunday, December 3, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Registration
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.State/Regional Affiliated Association Leadership Conference (by invitation only)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.CAP Year #2 Leadership Workshop (invitation only)
 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. All-CAP Lunch & Learn (invitation only)
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.NGFA Country Elevator Committee Meeting (open to all NGFA members)
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Trade Show Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Cobank CEC 2023 Welcome Reception

Monday, December 4, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Full Buffet Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

  • 2024 Ag Economy Outlook – Dan Basse
  • Agricultural Policy and Trade Update – Sara Wyant
  • New and Notable Issues for Ag Transportation in 2024 – Ken Eriksen 


11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.John Stewart & Associates Networking Lunch
 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions, Round 1

  • Panel | Help Wanted: Foreign Ag Labor Solutions – Kristi Boswell, Chad Charlson
  • The Thirst for Soyoil: Emerging Market Opportunities for 2024  Nate Burk
  • Panel | Addressing the Challenges in Obtaining Insurance – Kody Kirkendall, Terry Lively, Patrick McBride, Scott Spengler, Kendall Woodward
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Catch Up Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions, Round 2
Repeat of Round 1
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Networking Reception

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Full Buffet Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Closing General Session

  • El Nino and Beyond: Leveraging USDA Weather Reports to Optimize Your Business – Mark Brusberg
  • Is it Scary or a Saving Grace? Generative AI and Real Talk on How it Could Impact Agriculture and Agribusinesses – Jake Joraanstad