Schedule of Events

Day 1
24 Apr 2019

Registration & Hospitality

The registration and hospitality area will be open for members to stop by and visit with staff and other members while enjoying some refreshments.

Pre-Convention JDH Golf Tournament played on the Stadium Course at PGA West

A Pete Dye golf course, Stadium delivers multiple adrenaline rushes throughout the round. Stadium is the host course for the PGA Tour “Q-School” finals every other year. Golfers must navigate the island green of hole #17, known as Alcatraz, as well as the menacing water-lined 18th as they end their...
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CGFA Welcome Reception

CGFA Welcome Reception: Join us as we kick-off this year’s convention with our traditional welcome reception. It is a chance to meet and greet everyone who is attending the convention this year. You can grab a sneak peek at some of the fabulous items in the silent auction — sports...
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Day 2
25 Apr 2019

Registration & Hospitality

The registration and hospitality area will be open for members to stop by and visit with staff and other members while enjoying some refreshments.

Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting (past presidents only)

Past Presidents’ Breakfast Meeting: A private breakfast of the Past Presidents’ Council. CGFA Past Presidents meet to visit with old friends and talk about issues impacting today’s grain & feed industry.

Business Session

Feed Ingredients Standards for Food Processing By-Products by: Matt Frederking, Mid America Pet Food Matt will discuss the feed ingredient standards for food processing by-products which is critical in the marketplace and share the fundamentals of FSMA requirements for the many unique feed ingredients in our industry. He will also...
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Spouse Program: “Cooking with Dates” Program by Local Chef

Enjoy a morning brunch and “cooking with dates” demonstration by a local Palm Springs area chef. Dates are often referred to as nature’s candy, and it’s no wonder: We’d eat the sweet, chewy, and supremely snackable fruit by the handful any day. We love adding one or two pitted dates...
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Group Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Invited Speaker USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

The group luncheon features CGFA awards and recognition of retiring board members, presentations, the introduction of the new CGFA President and board members as well as the keynote address. Our invited speaker this year is USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. If for some reason the scheduling does not allow Secretary...
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Industry Social Event Featuring Local Craft Beer Tasting Opportunities

Industry Social Event at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa: The Hyatt brings great craft beer tasting experience right to you. At this year’s Industry Social Hour join the camaraderie of the CGFA folks as you stroll around and taste La Quinta Brewing Company featured craft beers. The...
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Day 3
26 Apr 2019

Registration & Hospitality

The registration and hospitality area will be open for members to stop by and visit with staff and other members while enjoying some refreshments.

Golf Tournament at the Players Course at Indian Wells Golf Course

The annual golf tournament will be held at a John Fought-designed Players Course opened in November 2007. The Players Course features a classic American design complete with sculpted bunkers in a style reminiscent of Riviera, Winged Foot and the brilliant golf courses created by Dr. Alistair Mackenzie near Melbourne, Australia....
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Red Jeep San Andreas Fault Tour

Extraordinary scenery abounds as a bright red Jeep winds its way through the multi-colored labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault. Listen to a naturalist guide entertain you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert. After a convenient pickup from...
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The Living Desert Zoo Gardens Brunch Crawl & Behind the Scenes Tour

This is a 3-hour tour with personal guides and private shuttles. A behind the scenes look at the Giraffe, Jaguar and Peccary areas will be memorable. Tours stop at every major exhibit, and your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more...
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Tour

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has the world’s largest rotating tram cars which carry visitors from the Valley Station, elevation 2,643 feet, to the Mountain Station located at the 8,516-foot level at Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque...
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President’s Dinner, Auction and Entertainer Kevin Viner

On Friday night there will be auction activities, a reception, topped off by a delicious dinner. After dinner, we will have entertainment by one of the top booked entertainers in the United States, mentalist Kevin Viner who has appeared on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, Don’t Blink,...
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Day 4
27 Apr 2019

Cornhole Toss and Farewell Continental Breakfast

Challenge yourself this year with something new and join us Saturday morning for the first CGFA Cornhole Toss Tournament! Join us this final morning of the convention for continental breakfast and refreshments along with prizes for the winners.