CGFA 2022 Grain & Feed
Industry Conference
JANUARY 11 - 13, 2022  /  Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay  /  MONTEREY, CA


The Grain & Feed Industry Conference is an annual two-day educational event that is planned and coordinated by the California Grain & Feed Association. The basic purpose of the conference is to provide mill managers and key employees of grain handling and feed manufacturing operations an educational program consisting of both managerial and technical information specific to the industry. CGFA will be following the guidance of the CDC, County and the Hotel on meeting guidelines.


Mill managers, grain handling employees, feed manufacturing employees, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the grain and feed industry.




Day 1
11 Jan 2022
Day 2
12 Jan 2022
Day 3
13 Jan 2022

Welcome Chair Barbara Alley, NuWest Milling

Introduction of Students Attending

Working with Contractors and Onboarding Considerations When They Transition to Full Time Employees

Learn about the dos and don’ts of bringing contract labor into your company. This presentation will help you identify who is responsible for what and how to avoid any legal...
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Evolution of Feed Mill Automation

Over the past 35 years, there have been significant advancements in feed mill automation which have shaped the industry as we see it today. Looking at the past, current, and...
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Do You Listen As Well As You Hear?

Join Marty as he sets the tone for his two-part communication program for 2022. He will coach you through a team building exercise and then he will be back on...
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California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) Update

Jenna Leal will provide an update on how CDFA is currently handling regulations, inspections, training efforts, enforcement and Federal contract work for the feed industry. CDFA provides professional services that...
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Legislative and CGFA Update

CGFA’s governmental relations advocate Dennis Albiani will give a legislative report and an indepth look at issues facing our industry such as transportation, use of by-products and upcominglocomotive regulations. Dennis...
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Behavior Based Observation Safety

Safety is the number one priority, this presentation will guide you through a Road Map to Safety. Art Trejo will share safety alert lessons learned, as well as, the importance...
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Emerging Regulatory Issues within OSHA and Cal/OSHA

by: Jess McCluer, National Grain & Feed Association and Bill Krycia, MPH, CIH, The Zenith

Latest & Greatest Technology Highlights

The speed dating of new technology! Don’t miss this series of vendors who will each give a 5 minute description on a new idea and/or technology that will help you...
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Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., will share insights on agriculture, environmental sustainability and climate change, alternative meats, growth in meat production, and genetic innovations. Her research focus of the Animal Genomics...
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Nuts and Bolts: Managing Essentials

This session will review the tried and true elements of an effective supervisor; communication, motivation, discipline and job evaluation. Discussion will include navigating changes of today’s multigenerational workforce. Anna Genasci,...
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360 Degree Communication Within Your Sphere of Influence

In this highly interactive presentation, you will be debriefed on the session from the day before and learn more in-depth about yourself and your style of speaking, listening and communication....
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Contact Us


Hosted by California Grain & Feed Association

1521 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Donna Boggs, Associate Director