Save the Date! Encore! 50th Anniversary Convention First we tried in March 2020. Then again in November 2020. And we all know what 2021 was like. It’s finally time to once again dust off your boots, pack your bags and visit with peers while expanding your ag knowledge at our annual Convention. We’re excited to be hosting the Convention in Nashville, a city rich in music, history, culture and agriculture. We’ll have lots of fun events planned, but consider extending your stay to make it a vacation. We’ve provided links to website resources to help plan your stay. Agenda & Guest Speakers We are in the early stages of planning so the agenda and speakers are not yet confirmed. However, our survey tells us that our members are most interested in learning opportunities regarding trade and agronomy. Will You Be Joining Us? Heck ya! Regretfully no. Your email please so we can keep you informed: Time is Up! Time's up Check it Out! Creativity is the heart and soul of Music City and there’s never a shortage of inspiring things to do. From new sounds that fill our speakers to old songs that fill our hearts, Nashville has the musical attractions to honor both past and present. Even Nashville’s creative community spills out into an art scene filled with art galleries, theaters, and performance stages. Step back into time to learn about Nashville’s history or explore a Nashville museum to discover artifacts, memorabilia, and more. From music, culture, and the arts to food, sports, and shopping, there is an “only in Nashville” experience waiting for you. Hutton Hotel For convenience, stay at the Hutton Hotel, which is where the convention will be held. We’ll post a discounted room link when it’s available. In the meantime, check out the hotel here. THE 2019 CONVENTION WAS INFORMATIVE AND FUN. CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS INCLUDING VIDEOS OF MOST OF THE PRESENTATIONS Why We Chose Nashville We choose carefully when looking at the options for convention locations. We set the dates outside of the crop season and look for educational agricultural opportunities that would not be available to our members otherwise. In the past we’ve held our conventions in Vancouver with a deep dive into the transportation issues of the rail/shipping corridor; Washington,DC with an emphasis on international trade; New Orleans looked at the transportation and supply chain with the Mississippi River and all the strategic port facilities for fertilizer and chemicals; and in Orlando attendees took in the AgConnect Trade Show. Nashville has a variety of agriculture educational opportunities; equipment, farming techniques, and suppliers for instance. Not to mention the entertainment aspect of the location. Many of our members build a winter vacation around our convention and we negotiate better rates with the host hotel pre- and post-convention. This appeals to many. While we appreciate with the pandemic travel requirements, some members may not be able to attend and for that we’re sympathetic. However, the results from our survey showed an overwhelming support for Nashville as our venue for the 2022 Wheat Growers Annual Convention. We hope we’ll see you there!