Northwest Regional Cooperative Council Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar

Join us and 150+ cooperative members for the 18th annual Northwest Regional Cooperative Council Meeting and Educational Seminar, Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

2021 NRCI Conference will be November 8-9 in Spokane at the Davenport Grand. 

Registration is OPEN.

Please email Ben@NWAgCC.com for Conference and Hotel links.

Schedule of Events

Agricultural Cooperatives: Together Again- Innovation and The Path Ahead

 

Sponsored by CoBank

  

Monday, November 8

           

7:15 am            Breakfast Buffet- Sponsored by Skagit Farmers Supply.................................. Grand Ballroom C

                        Registration

                                

8:00 am            Opening Session – Allen Waggoner, President, NWACC, presiding............... Grand Ballroom C

                                          Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP

 

                        Title: Federal Policy Impacting Cooperatives

                                 Presenter: Chuck Conner, CEO of National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

 

 

9:00 am            Break—Sponsored by Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP

 

9:20 am            General Session 2 – Cris Hales, Vice President, NWACC, presiding.............. Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by Darigold, Inc.

                        Title: Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

                                 Presenter: Dr. Raj Khosla, Department Head of Agronomy, Kansas State University

 

10:30 am          Break—Sponsored by Land O’Lakes

 

10:45 am          General Session 3 – Paul Katovich, Director, NWACC, presiding.................. Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services

                        Title: Your Grandfather’s Axe, Succession Planning

         Presenter: Vance Crowe, Communications Consultant, Keynote Speaker

                       

12:00 noon       Lunch—Sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services.................................. Grand Ballroom C

                                

 

1:00 pm            General Session 5 – Mitch Ingham, Director, NWACC, presiding.................. Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by CoBank

                       

                        Title: Board of Directors Training with Guest from Tillamook Creamery

                        Presenter: Dr. Michael Boland, Professor University of Minnesota

 

2:15 pm           Break—Sponsored by Lane Powell

 

 

 

2:30 pm           General Session 6 – Naomi Mangold, Director, NWACC, presiding............... Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by Land O’Lakes

                        Title: Cyber Security and How to Protect Your Cooperative

                        Presenter: Tony Taylor Sr., Chief Information Security Officer, Land O’Lakes

 

3:30 pm            Convene NW Agricultural Cooperative Council Annual Meeting……………..., Meeting Room 2

                        (Council Board meeting to follow) ……...…………………………………………………………

                                                                                   

5:30 pm           Reception (bar hosted 5:30-6:30 only)……….………………………................Grand Ballroom B

                                 Sponsored by CoBank

 

6:30 pm           Awards and Recognition Banquet.......................................... …….…….…Grand Ballroom B

                                 Sponsored by CoBank

 

Tuesday, November 9

 

7:15 am            Breakfast Buffet—Sponsored by Skagit Farmers Supply...... ………………….Grand Ballroom C

                        Registration

                                

8:00 am            General Session 7 –Kevin Gray, Director, NWACC,presiding……………....…Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by Darigold

                        Title: Legal Issues for Cooperatives

                                 Presenter: Adam Belzberg, Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP

 

9:15 am            Break—Sponsored by CoBank

 

9:30 am            General Session 8—Bart Walker, Director, NWACC, presiding ­­­­­­­­­­­……………Grand Ballroom C

                                 Sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services

                        Title:  Board of Directors: Roles, Duties and Responsibilities

                                 Presenter: Harvey A. Meier, Board of Directors Consultant

 

10:45 am          Adjourn, NRCI Conference……………………………………………………....Grand Ballroom C

 

 

 

2022 NRCI Annual Meeting and Seminar

Spokane, Washington

November 7-8, 2022