Join the Idaho Grain Producers Association, Oregon Wheat Growers League and Washington Association of Wheat Growers for our annual Tri-State Grain Growers Convention! This year the convention will be held at the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, November 14-16, 2013.
Each state will hold their annual membership meetings and join together to hear from key speakers including:
John Phipps of the U.S. Farm Report
John was born in 1948 & raised on a six-generation farm in east-central Illinois. He graduated with honors from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BS is Chemical Engineering & a minor in economics in 1970. The next five years were spent as a Nuclear Engineering Officer aboard the USS Seahorse, a fast attack submarine homeported in Charleston, SC. He returned to the 600 acre family farm in 1975.
Host of U.S. Farm Report, America's longest-running farm TV show, and writer of humor and commentary, John also appears monthly in Farm Journal & Top Producer magazines as a contributing editor. In conjunction with his Farm Journal work, he speaks often to farm and rural groups on topics ranging from risk to professional development.
Mark Gold of Top Third Ag Marketing
Mark Gold is a former 20-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade where he was a pit trader and floor broker. While born and raised in Chicago, Mark earned a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, giving him unique insights from both the urban and rural perspective.
As managing partner of Top Third Ag Marketing, Mark can be heard daily on Nebraska radio KRVN, Kansas radio KFRM and Missouri radio KMZU. In addition, Mark is a regular guest analyst on U.S. Farm Report and Ag Day TV. Mark’s twice daily audio grain marketing comments are featured on AgWeb.
Mark’s passion for Agriculture can best be observed at one of the 30-40 marketing seminars he presents across the U.S. every year for Ag bankers, grain elevators and other agriculturally oriented firms.
Hefty Brothers Of the AgPhD program
In addition to their small seed company and agricultural chemical business interests, Darren and Brian Hefty host AgPhD each week on RFD-TV. They farm about 2,500 acres, and just like you, they are constantly in the hunt for more grain and more profit. Expanding on the store their father began in 1969 in Baltic, S.D., Hefty Seed Company has grown to 33 stores in eight states. Their focus is on informing farmers about current farming news to help them make profitable decisions.
The convention will also host educational seminars on precision agriculture, bookkeeping, marketing and transportation.
Entertainment by nationally acclaimed comedic and stunt duo The Passing Zone