For nearly a century, Farm Credit has been a national provider of credit and related services to rural America through a cooperative network of customer-owned lending institutions and specialized service organizations. Created by Congress in 1916, the Farm Credit System provides nearly $175 billion in loans and leases to farmers, ranchers, rural homeowners, aquatic producers, timber harvesters, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural utility cooperatives. For more information about the Farm Credit System, please visit:
Gold SponsorProAg is among the fastest growing crop insurance companies in the industry. We strive to serve our clients' best interests by remaining singularly focused on our specialized line of business - crop insurance. While our nation weathers economic storms, ProAg, as a wholly owned subsidiary of CUNA Mutual, is positioned as a financially strong and well-capitalized insurer. With more than 80 years of service to our agents & insureds, we stand committed to continuing the principles that ProAg was founded on: Integrity, Loyalty and Customer Service.
Silver SponsorCargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, this privately held company employs 131,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.
We will share knowledge and technology to advance scientific understanding, to improve agriculture and the environment, to improve crops, and to help farmers in developing countries.
Leading agricultural company applying innovation and technology to provide sustainable sources of enhanced soybean, fruits and vegetables. Visitive Gold High Oleic Soybean Oil has high levels of mono-unsaturated fat & very low level saturate fat, allowing the food industry to cost-effectively eliminate trans fats and significantly lower saturated fat content in food products.
GROWMARK is a regional agricultural supply and grain marketing cooperative with sales of $10 billion. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ill. GROWMARK serves some 250,000 farmers through member cooperatives and retail operations in 30 states and Ontario, Canada.
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Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company with approximately 35,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in North and South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
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INTLFCStone Inc. (Ticker symbol: INTL) is a Fortune 500 company, providing customers across the globe with execution, clearing and advisory services in commodities, capital markets, currencies, asset management and more...
INTL FCStone's customers include the producers,processors and end users of virtually every major traded commodity;commercial counter-parties; governmental, non-governmental and charitable organizations; institutional investors; brokers; professional traders; commercial banks; and major investment banks.
INTLFCStone Securities Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides clients with a complete suite of equity trading services to help enhance execution quality and offers investment banking and corporate finance services through its investment banking division.
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Novus International, Inc. is a global provider of Health through Nutrition solutions for livestock, pets and people. These solutions include a wide range of animal feed supplements, pet food additives and dietary ingredients for humans. Novus is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA and employs approximately 800 people, serving over 3,000 customers in more than 100 countries.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of nearly $13 billion. The nation’s second-largest cooperative and number 218 on the Fortune 500, Land O' Lakes does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries.
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The National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the University of Illinois explores the genetics of soybeans, responds to marketplace challenges, and helps expand the scope and size of the U.S. soybean industry along with the profitability of U.S. soybean farmers. We develop and implement strategic research, education, and outreach programs.
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Agrex Inc is a full-service commodity trading company, trading grains, oilseeds, oils, feed ingredients, food ingredients - handling everything from origination and marketing to financing, logistics and vessel chartering for its customers worldwide. Agrex, Inc. is a leading U.S. grain exporter. Eighty percent of Agrex, Inc. sales are to international markets including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Mexico.
Agrium is a global leader of agricultural nutrients and industrial products based in North America, South America, Australia and Europe. Agrium's strategy is growth through expansion, as well as the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities. Our innovative, dedicated and passionate employees, and our leading products and services, are critical to feeding a growing global population.
We are committed to increasing crop productivity through higher yields, better varieties, and more targeted pest management control. Our products and services are designed to solve pressing crop production problems for our customers, boosting agriculture productivity to maximum sustainable levels to keep pace with the growing needs of our world's rapidly expanding population.
EGT, LLC is a joint venture between Bunge North America, ITOCHU and STX Pan Ocean. The company operates a state of the art export grain terminal in Longview, Washington as well as facilities designed to supply the export terminal. The Longview facility is the first export grain terminal built in the U.S. in more than 25 years and strengthens the efficiency of grain trade flows between the U.S. and the Pacific Rim and Latin America.
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world’s second largest savory snacks company.
Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: KFT) is a global snacks powerhouse with an unrivaled portfolio of brands people love. Proudly marketing delicious biscuits, confectionery, beverages, cheese, grocery products and convenient meals in approximately 170 countries, Kraft Foods had 2011 revenue of $54.4 billion. Twelve of the company's iconic brands generate revenue of more than $1 billion annually.
Setting the standard for innovation and quality, Valley Irrigation is the leader in precision irrigation worldwide. Since introducing the first center pivot irrigation machine in 1954, Valley has developed products based on a vision of merging advanced technology with high functionality to meet the needs of growers and precision agriculture.
IFAMA is an international management organization that brings together leaders from the business, academic, scientific, government, and not-for-profit sectors to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability, and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system. IFAMA is a forward-looking, multi-disciplinary organization that encompasses all related industries and functions and spans the agribusiness chain from farm to consumer. IFAMA's vision is to be a catalyst, agenda setter, and nucleus for ideas and talent for the global food and agribusiness system.
Agri-Pulse is the nation’s leading e-newsletter and web site focused on the impacts that farm and rural policy decisions in Washington, D.C. can have on farms, ranches and agribusinesses. We provide comprehensive coverage of Capitol Hill, USDA and other regulatory agencies. For a free trial, go to: http://www.agri-pulse.com/Free-Trial.asp.
The agAdvance Journal is a publication of the Agri-Trend group, and serves professional farmers and leaders in agribusiness with the latest developments and trends in the industry.
Founded in 1974, American Agri-Women now has 50 state and commodity affiliate organizations as well as individual members throughout the country, representing tens of thousands of women involved in agriculture. AAW members are actively involved in making a difference in legislative and regulatory matters at the local, state, and national levels. They have also been instrumental in student and consumer education about agriculture.The American Soybean Association increases market opportunities and value for U.S. soybean farmers and the entire soy industry. ASA achieves this through domestic and international policy advocacy and international market development. ASA’s efforts are guided by its commitment to produce food, feed and energy in an environmentally sustainable manner.www.soygrowers.com
Assocom-India is the premier consultancy for business in the food industry, specializing in research, documentation, marketing, public relations, corporate communications and also education, training and conferences. Established in 2001, Assocom's industry expertise extends to wheat, cereals, grains, fruits & vegetables and food processing.
www.assocom-india.comThe print and online resource for the traded commodity markets. Since 1997,we have been developing our expertise and market connections to provide commodity market professionals and the wider investment community with dedicated research and intelligence on the commodity complex. As well as the published magazine, our online presence provides updated news, key press releases, data, charts, research and reports dedicated to these markets.
www.commodities-now.comFarm Futures is a leading agricultural business magazine focused on content to help farmers make more money from the products they produce. From detailed risk management information to hard-hitting financial management content, Farm Futures carves a unique niche in agricultural publishing.
The Farm World Agricultural Exchange is an electronic information service designed to promote trade by bringing buyers and sellers (suppliers)together using the Internet.
www.farmworld.comThe Food Institute strives to be the best single source for current, timely and relevant information about the food industry - from farm to fork. Business news is delivered daily in the Today In Food e-newsletter and weekly in The Food Institute Report. For more than 80 years, industry decision-makers have used Food Institute insight to make informed decisions on their projects and strategies. Turn to The Food Institute for unbiased, accurate and complete information on what's happening today in food.
FlandersBio supports and facilitates the biotech sector’s sustained development. We are a dynamic not-for-profit, fee-based organisation with more than 250 members.
Founded in 2007, Investing.com is a definitive source for tools and information relating to the financial markets such as real-time quotes and streaming charts, up-to-date financial news, technical analysis, brokers directory & listings, an economic calendar, and tools & calculators. The site provides in-depth information on Currencies, Indices & Stocks, Futures and Options, Commodities, and Rates & Bonds. With a growing readership worldwide, Investing.com is a leading global financial portal that is constantly committed to launching innovative features and sections to ensure an optimal one-stop source for its readers.
Grainnet.com provides news for the grain, feed, milling, safety, ethanol, biodiesel and transportation industries.www.grainnet.com
iBIO’s mission is to make Illinois and the surrounding Midwest one of the world’s top life sciences centers: a great place to do business, and a great place to grow new technology ventures. iBIO advocates for sound public policy, delivers education and training programs, and improves our ability to create, attract, and retain businesses.
Manitoba’s strength in agriculture fuels a thriving and competitive agricultural industry with industry leaders at the forefront of innovation. The Life Science Association of Manitoba is their voice, providing leadership and support for the prosperous and sustainable development of the Manitoba Life Science industry.
Ours is a business of partnerships. Wise leaders of this state set up the North Carolina Biotechnology Center more than 25 years ago to make the connections, build cooperation and provide the support needed for our thriving biotechnology industry.
Women In Bio (WIB) is a vibrant organization dedicated to the success of women entrepreneurs, executives, scientists, professionals and students in the life sciences industry. WIB plans and presents unique and valuable educational programs to help women build successful companies and foster professional and personal growth. Our innovative programs include: workshops and education programs, networking events, and professional development seminars. Our chapters span the US and internationally, with a focus on continuing our expansion worldwide.
Arizona Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving and improving the Agriculture industry through member involvement in education, political activities, programs and services. The mission of the Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee is to develop women's individual talents as leaders through involvement in a variety of programs. These programs are directed toward leadership development, political influence, and promotion of Arizona Agriculture through education in the classroom and in the community.
Arkansas Women in Agriculture, Inc. is a private non-profit organization designed with the mission to:
- Provide educational programs for women involved in agriculture in Arkansas
- Provide a network with other Arkansas women involved in agricultural and rural community issues
- Identify new ways to balance the demands of family, community and professional lives
Kentucky women have been working to make a difference in agriculture for many years. In 1999, the Kentucky Agricultural Women's Leadership Network was established to enhance these efforts. Since that time, the network has grown and evolved. In July 2003, articles of incorporation and bylaws were filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State to launch a new, nonprofit organization – Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Inc.
The mission of the organization is to empower women through education, involvement, and action. The broad goals, as stated in the articles of incorporation, are to:
Promote Kentucky women in agriculture.
Promote agriculture in Kentucky.
Create a cooperative feeling among women in agriculture and strive for good fellowship and integrity of the membership as a whole.
Protect the best interest of our members.
Communicate with one another and with other consumers to promote agricultural products and services for the benefit of Kentuckians and the world.www.kywomeninag.com
Oregon Women for Agriculture was organized 40 years ago by Willamette Valley farm women who were concerned with the shutdown of grass seed field burning. Since that time, this all-volunteer group has broadened its scope to include nearly all facets of agriculture.
Our purpose is:
To educate the public about the importance of agriculture and its effects on our economy and to the environment.
To encourage and support agriculture locally and nationally
To promote research that will benefit agriculture
HighQuest Partners is a globally recognized strategy consulting, events, and media company serving agriculture, agribusiness, grains, oilseed, food, and biofuels markets. For over a decade, HighQuest Partners has guided the world's most prominent ag industry players. We work closely with our clients to leverage their internal strengths to solve their most pressing business issues. We offer sound advice, keen insight, and unparalleled expertise so our clients can make decisions with clarity and confidence.
Soyatech, LLC is an internationally recognized publishing, research, and event company devoted to sustainable development in the soybean, oilseed, agribusiness, food and biofuels industries. As publisher of the Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the company provides information on soybean and oilseed products, processing, equipment, utilization, technology and trade, to thousands of companies and individuals around the world each year.