The registration and housing window for the Fall Wheat Conference is quickly approaching, meaning growers and state wheat organization staff members should make plans soon if they haven’t already done so.
The Conference, which encompasses the annual fall business meetings of NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates, is scheduled for Oct. 22 to 25 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Both organizations will hold a full slate of committee meetings and Board meetings. Grower-leaders serving on the two NAWG/U.S. Wheat committees, focusing on trade and biotechnology, will also meet, along with members of the two groups’ planning committees in a special joint session. The NAWG Foundation Board of Directors will also meet.
For the convenience of all attendees, NAWG and U.S. Wheat have established a registration website at www.regonline.com/fall_wheat_conference to facilitate all registrations and hotel reservations for the event.
The website allows individuals to register themselves or a group by clicking the “Register Now” button on the right hand side of the site. Housing reservations should also be made directly through the site, via the “Lodging” tab at the top of the page.
The Hilton Minneapolis is an AAA Four Diamond hotel located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Wheat meeting attendees can reserve rooms during the meeting and up to three days before and after for a group rate of $129 per night plus taxes and fees.
It is imperative that all attendees make lodging reservations as soon as possible since the hotel is hosting other meetings at the same time as the Fall Wheat Conference.
While registering, attendees can also purchase tickets for a welcome lunch scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 at noon, and a breakfast scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25 from 7 until 8:30 a.m. The cost of the lunch, sponsored in part by John Deere, is $20 per person and the cost of the breakfast, sponsored in part by Monsanto, is $16 per person.
Much more information including the latest agenda and information about the Wheat Lounge hospitality room can also be found on the RegOnline site or through NAWG’s website at www.wheatworld.org/meetings-events/fallconference/.