107th Annual MGFA Convention & Industry Trade Show
The 107th Annual Convention and Trade Show for the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association is scheduled for February 3-5, 2014 and will again be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. This years’ convention format will be a little different from previous conventions. We have eliminated the closing banquet and instead, will conclude the last day of the convention (Wednesday, February 5) with a closing heavy hors d’ oeuvre reception late afternoon. In addition, we have added a luncheon on Wednesday, February 5, featuring Pro Bowl center, Super Bowl champion and Minnesota native Matt Birk. Matt will draw on our convention theme and on his unique experiences and impressive accomplishments, while speaking about the value of true inspiration, lasting leadership principals, the dynamics of teamwork and fulfilling potential. This is a session you won’t want to miss! NOTE: An interesting story on Matt Birk can be found on our Facebook page.
…Convention Related Item – The 107th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association will be held in conjunction with the February annual MGFA convention, at the beginning of the opening general session on Wednesday, February 5. There will be 3 board of director terms expiring, with 2 of them being vacated by the current director. Al Beste, co-owner of Famo Feeds, Inc. of Freeport, will not be seeking another term on the MGFA board. Al has served with distinction on the MGFA board since the merger with the Northwest Agri-Dealers Association in 2004 and was a member of that board prior to the merger. His open seat is from Membership District 2 and is open to any regular member of the association.
The other open seat will be from District 3, when farmer/director Wes Cole finishes his 6th 3 year term on the board. Wes has served with distinction since 1996 and has held various positions on the board, including board secretary and currently as MGFA board president. This position is restricted to a co-op elevator member of a local co-op board, that has its main location in MGFA Membership District 3. The 3rd board position up for reelection is the At-Large position, currently held by Aaron Coe, CHS location manager out of the Marshall region. That position is open to any regular member of the association statewide. For details on district boundaries, go to the 2013 Directory, page 9. Candidates are welcome!
Future Convention Dates
Jan. 25-27, 2015 - Hilton - Minneapolis