Joint Conference Slated For Jan 16-18

Annual meeting for the corn, cotton, soybean and small grains associations.

Published on: Nov 23, 2012

A popular speaker on world commodity markets, Dennis Gartman, will make a return appearance at the 24th Annual Joint Commodities Conference, when it convenes January 16-18, 2013, in Durham, N.C. Gartmans is the author of the Gartman Letter, a daily commentary on world markets.

The Joint Commodities Conference is the annual meeting of the corn, cotton, soybean and small grains associations. Gartman will speak during the general session of the conference on Thursday, January 17, 2013. At his last appearance at the conference in 2011, Gartman discussed the market volatility and turmoil that was happening in both the commodity and currency markets at the time. Since then producers have experience d the 2012 drought and recent elevation in the grain markets.

Joint Conference Slated For Jan 16-18
Joint Conference Slated For Jan 16-18

Ronald Hanson of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be another speaker during the same general session. Hanson is a speaker who is well-known for his practical advice for family interactions and sustaining the family farm from one generation to the next. He is also known for his seminars on multi-generation family farming. Some of his presentations include Family Harmony versus Family Conflict and Communicating as a Family When Farming Together.

The Conference begins on Wed., January 16, with a Pre Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall at 5 pm.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Conference starts the day with breakfast in the Exhibit Hall. At 9 a.m. an Opening Ceremony is followed by the General Session Speakers.

There will be an Ag Policy Panel at 1:15 p.m., followed by a Commodity Production Seminar. At 3:30 p.m. the groups make their Annual Yield and Production Awards. There will be a Reception at 5 p.m., followed by an Awards Banquet.

On Friday there will be an Early Riser Session at 7 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall, followed by a Marketing Session at 8 p.m., and Association Business Meetings at 9 a.m.

Registration for seminars, breakfast and lunch is free. There is a charge of $20 per person for those attending the banquet.

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