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PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 23
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.mNGFA Safety, Health and Environment Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. NGFA-Degesch Recertification Course
NGFA and Degesch are partnering to deliver a course officially certified for four CEU credits in Kansas, Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Indiana, and Oklahoma.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception in trade show area
Wednesday, July 24
7:00 am Breakfast in trade show area
8:00 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
8:05 a.m.

What Will a Grain Handling Facility Look Like Over the Next 10 Years?

Automating a grain handling facility and the assessment of existing infrastructure, customers, labor, location, equipment, operational processes, including efficiency, that are part of the practice.




Speaker:

Jeff Van PevenagePresident & Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Grain International, Portland, OR | Bio

Jeff Van Pevenage, Columbia Grain
Jeff Van Pevenage
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.Break in trade show area
9:45 a.m. Human Organizational Performance – Behavior Safety
This session will focus on how and why employees make mistakes or errors and how they are dealt with either from an organizational or individual perspective.

Speaker:
Andrea Koch, Direct of Safety, North America, Bunge, Kansas City, KS
Andrea Koch
Andrea Koch
10:45 a.m.

Energy Efficiency Best Practices – Panel Discussion
This session will offer strategies to boost energy efficiency and add profit to the bottom line and to minimize the carbon footprint of a company.


Speakers: 

Craig Schultz, Chief Operating Officer, Frontier Ag, Lincoln, NE

Tim Brhel, Business Development Specialist, RealmFive, Lincoln, NE
11:45 a.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Technology and Modernization in the Grain Industry – Panel Discussion 
Safety, technology, and maintenance are critical aspects of the grain industry, and advancements in these areas play a significant role in enhancing efficiency, reducing risks, and ensuring reliable operations. Examples include drones, IR scans and moisture sensors.

Speakers:

Matt Surdick, Senior Director of EHS, CHS, Inc., Inver Grove Heights, MN

Noland Morris, Director, Environment, Health & Safety, Scoular, Omaha, NE

2:30 p.m.

Grain Grading Technology Improvement — Panel Discussion

This session will focus on the changes in grain handling and storage due to advancements in automation and computer technology.

Speakers: 

Kia Mikesh, Vice President, NDGI, Walcott, ND | Bio

Don Wray, Group Trade Director, Operations, The Andersons, Maumee, OH

Kia Mikesh
Kia Mikesh
Don Wray
Don Wray
3:30 p.m.Break in trade show area
4:00 p.m.NFPA Requirements and Effective Dust Mitigation and Control Systems
Dust mitigation and control systems are essential in grain handling and processing facilities to minimize the risks associated with combustible dust, protect worker health, and maintain operational efficiency. This session will focus on the revised NFPA combustible standards and effective dust control measures to comply with new requirements.

Speaker:
Craig Froehling, Engineering Lead - Worldwide Grain, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN | Bio
Craig Froehling
Craig Froehling
5:00 — 7:00 p.m. Reception in trade show area
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, July 25
7:00 a.m.Breakfast in trade show area
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
8:05 a.m. SIF Potential and Prevention Strategy
In this session, our speakers will look back on the death of a coworker and the shift that occurred after this tragic event.

Speakers:
Joe Mlynek, President, Progressive Safety LLC, Port Clinton, OH | Bio

Anne Cook, Safety Director, Custom Agri Systems, Inc., Napoleon, OH | Bio
Joe Mlynek
Joe Mlynek
Anne Cook
Anne Cook
9:00 a.m. How to Utilize New Equipment at an Older Facility

Integrating new equipment into older areas of a grain facility requires careful planning, assessment of compatibility, and potentially some modifications to ensure reliable operation and maximize efficiency.

 

Speaker:
Andrew Knapp, Director – Business Development, Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, Chicago, IL

Andrew Knapp
Andrew Knapp
10:00 a.m. Break in trade show area
10:30 a.m.Onboarding and Training Best Practices – Panel Discussion
This session will discuss best practices for onboarding and training new employees.

Speaker:
Kristen Ireland, Human Resources Consultant, People Spark Consulting, Minneapolis, MN | Bio
Kristen Ireland
Kristen Ireland
11:45 a.m.Adjourn