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The National Grain & Feed Association and Grain Journal Magazine invite all facility managers and key employees in the grain handling, processing, milling, and feed industries to a day and a half conference July 25-26 at the Omaha Hilton in Omaha, NE.

Our Agenda

TUESDAY JULY 24, 2018 
Noon – 5:00 p.m.    Registration Open
Noon – 5:00 p.m.    Exhibitor Set up in Trade Show

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    Networking Breakfast in Trade Show

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.    General Session | Considerations in                                          Retrofitting a Facility

Joel Herald PE, Sr. Manager Corp. Engineering, The Andersons, Maumee, OH

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Catch Up Break in Trade Show

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   General Session | FGIS Reorganization – Industry and Designated Agency Perspective Panel Discussion

Tony Goodeman, Acting Director – Field Management Division, USDA AMS FGIS

John Sharpe, Technical Advisor, American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agencies, Kansas City, MO

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    General Session | Environmental Issues that Impact Grain Handling Facilities

Brian Wazenried, Director of Environmental, Gavilon LLC, Omaha, NE

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Networking Lunch in Trade Show

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Safety Breakout Session | Cracking the New Walking & Working Surface Regulation

Jim Seibert, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Education & Training, NGFA, Enid , OK

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session | Grain Industry Permitting with Environmental Agencies

Melissa Ellis, CPEA, GPCP, Senior Consultant, Tellevate, LLC, Lincoln, NE

Bob Sheeder, Senior Enviornmental Consultant, NAQS Environmental Experts, Lincoln, NE

Eric Sturm, Owner & Lead Consultant, ARC, Lincoln, NE

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Safety Breakout Session | Behavior-based Safety Programs: How Can Near Misses be Used to Improve Your Safety Program?

Matt Shurtliff, Director of Safety & Environmental Issues, J.D. Heiskell & Co., Omaha, NE

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session | Grain Quality Management: The KEY to Bin Safety and Maintaining the Value of your Inventory

Nick Friant, Raw Materials Quality Leader, Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Catch Up Break in Trade Show

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Safety Breakout Session | Contractor Selection and Management: Keeping the Standard

Don Wray, Director of Operations, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH

Chris Reed, Director for Food and West Operations, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH

Brenda Bragg, Safety Manager, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH
Joel Herald PE, Sr. Manager, Corp. Engineering, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session | Bearings: Installation and Preventive Maintenance

Marc Mondi, Territory Manager - Dodge Mechanical Products, ABB, West Des Moines, IA

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Trade Show

7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    Networking Breakfast in Trade Show

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.    General Session | Update on OSHA Priorities 

Kimberly A. Stille, Regional Administrator, OSHA, Kansas City, MO

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    General Session | Interactive Workshop: Best Practices for Dealing with an OSHA Inspection

Eric J. Conn, Chair, OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey, Washington, DC

Tom Bielema, Regional Director, SCT, Chicago, IL
(Former OSHA Area Director, Peoria Area Office)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Catch Up Break in Trade Show

12:00 p.m.    CONVEY ’18 Adjourns

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    NGFA Safety, Health & Environmental Quality Committee Meeting (open to NGFA members)


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Phone: +1 (217) 877-9660 
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