Supporting America's Sweetest Growers

2015 Program and Registration

  

2015 ASGA ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM 

 

Online Registration opens November 5  (Click here to REGISTER)  Download form (PDF)

To make your hotel reservations (click here).  Information about group tours also available (click here).

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

  • GOLF Tournament - Lakewood Golf Course
  • Registration
  • Welcome Reception (Second Half of Super Bowl)

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

  • The Political and AG Outlook for 2015: Jim Wiesemeyer / Informa Economics, Washington, DC
  • What Lies Ahead for Agriculture in the 114th Congress? (videos)
  • The U.S./Mexico Trade Dispute: Who Gets the Credit? Craig Ruffolo, McKeaney-Flavell, Oakland, CA
  • Impact of the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Cases on Mexican Sugar Exports to the U.S./Outlook: Bob Cassidy, Industry Counsel, Washington, DC
  • Managing the U.S. Sugar Policy: Barb Fecso, ERS-USDA, Washington, DC (Invited)
  • The Outlook for Sugar in International Trade Agreements:  Don Phillips, American Sugar Alliance, Arlington, VA 
  • What Agriculture Needs to Do to Prepare for the Next Farm Bill:  Larry Combest, Combest-Sell, Washington, DC
  • Reception/Entertainment

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (WIVES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND MORNING SESSIONS)

  • Redefining the Biotech Conversation:  Karil Kochenderfer
  • The Sweet Truth About GE Food:  Laura Rutherford, Grafton, ND
  • Resistant Weeds are a "Wicked Problem"
  • Fighting Against the Attacks on Sugar:  Andy Briscoe, The Sugar Association, Washington, DC
  • Wrap Up - The Industry's Agenda for 2015:  Luther Markwart, ASGA, Washington, DC
  • President's Luncheon/Retiring Board/New Board/Grower of the Year
  • Reception/Dinner