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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Summer Convention & Golf Tournament

Start Date: 8/1/2019 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 8/1/2019 8:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Lochland Country Club

601 W Lochland Road
Hastings, NE  United States  68901

Organization Name: Nebraska Grain and Feed Association

Laura Dwyer
Email: laura.dwyer@negfa.org
Phone: 4024766174

Please join us for our annual Summer Convention and Golf Tournament at Lochland Country Club in Hastings, NE!




7:30 - Registration/Sign-In 

8:00 - Welcome & Introductions 

8:15-12:00 - Clayton Hansen – Corn & Soybean Grading (Additional Cost)
The grain grading seminar will address and display many different grain samples for corn and soybeans. Presentation on the grading and appeal process will be given. Participants will learn the Official U.S. Grades and how to obtain a representative sample. Attendees will also learn how to recognize grain damage factors. The workshop will be under the direction of the Federal Grain Inspection Service with inspector Clayton Hansen. 

 Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook. Interaction is encouraged between participants and instructors regarding specific challenges they are encountering. Any samples giving you trouble? Bring one or two samples for the experts to check out! CLICK HERE to see grain grading supplies in the NeGFA Store. 


8:15 - Bill Spreeman – From Safety to Policy: Increasing Employee Engagement 
Bill Spreeman is VP Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for Agtegra Cooperative.  This session explores the evolution from a traditional safety culture to an engaged culture owned and driven by an empowered and impassioned workforce. Traditional and innovative performance metrics will be reviewed. Participants will discuss real-world challenges. 

9:15- Break 

9:30 - Christopher Hochstetler – Hastings College Director of Innovation and Creativity 
Chris Hochstetler is the Director of Innovation and Creativity at Hastings College.
Hochstetler grew up in central Nebraska and graduated from Grand Island Senior High. He earned a B.S. in Legal Studies and a History minor from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Public Administration, specializing in nonprofit management and leadership, from Walden University.He has served as the Director of Fund Development for the Missionary Society of St. Columban, an international missionary society, and as Senior Vice President of Resource Development for the American Lung Association. After high school, he joined the Army and had a 20-year career, serving in various assignments and locations, including Europe and Iraq. He is a combat veteran, and his last assignment was the Acting Battalion Sergeant Major of the Army’s only Special Operations Recruiting Battalion. Chris will discuss the importance of creative management and leadership styles in the modern workforce.

10:30 - Golf Training Demo 

11:00 - Lunch 

12:00 - Shotgun Start/ Golf 

5:30 - Awards and Dinner

Registration includes lunch, dinner, and refreshments. Substitutions are welcome. Cancellations are nonrefundable unless we are notified at least 72 hours (three business days) prior to the workshop. Please advise in advance if sending a substitute for certification purposes. ?

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