2018 USW/NAWG Joint Fall Meeting
U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers will meet in Tampa, Florida, to discuss important issues concerning the U.S. wheat industry.Register Here
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*Meeting agenda is subject to change.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM NAWG CEO and Officers Meeting CEO’s Suite 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM USW Officers Meeting Chairman’s Suite 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration OPENS Audubon Foyer 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM NAWG Officers and Committee Chairs Pelican 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM NAWG Operations and Planning Snowy Egret 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM USW/NAWG Officers Only Dinner TBD
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Audubon Foyer 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wheat Lounge White Ibis 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM USW Long Range Planning Committee Audubon C 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM USW SPS Committee Snowy Egret 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM NAWG Budget Committee Sand Hill/Crane 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM USW Communications Working Group Snowy Egret 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM NAWG Research & Technology Committee Audubon II/BC 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Joint International Trade Policy Committee Audubon DEF — LUNCH ON OWN — 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Joint Wheat Breeding Innovation Committee Audubon DEF 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM NAWG ERR Audubon DF 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM USW Wheat Quality Committee Snowy Egret 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM NAWG Domestic & Trade Committee Audubon II/BC 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM USW/NAWG Joint Welcome Reception Audubon Foyer
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Audubon Foyer 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wheat Lounge White Ibis 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM USW Food Aid Working Group Sandhill Crane 2nd Fl. 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM NAWG Board of Directors Meeting Audubon III/A 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM USW Hard White Wheat Committee Audubon B 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM USW Wheat Transportation Framework Working Group Sandhill Crane 2nd Fl. — LUNCH ON OWN — 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM USW/NAWG Joint Board Session Audubon A 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM NAWG IPC Dinner TBD
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM USW Board of Directors Meeting Audubon A 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM National Wheat Foundation Meeting Kingfisher
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Hotel sleeping room rate: $179 + 12.0% tax, single/double, per night.
CUT OFF DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018.
(After this date, this rate may not be available)
If you are a member of the media and would like to attend a USW meeting, please complete the registration above. Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk.
Please note that some committee and board sessions will be closed to members of the media. USW Communications Staff can help answer any questions and arrange interviews. Please contact Steve Mercer or Amanda Spoo here.
- SPOUSE AND GUEST TOUR
Here’s a description of the tour.
Guests are sure to enjoy this afternoon lunch of authentic Columbian fare at the History Center Columbia Café.
After lunch, a visit to the Florida Aquarium and an Eco Boat Tour tops the day. Guest will walk from each spot to the next, taking full advantage of the Florida climate and Riverwalk views.
The program begins with the Event Coordinator meeting the group in the lobby. After all have gathered, guest will board the Minibus for a short 15 minute ride to the Columbia Café for lunch. Guests will have reserved seating on the spacious outdoor patio, which overlooks the Riverwalk.
Then, the group heads down the street to the Florida Aquarium. Here, guests have access to all exhibits and an Eco Tour boat cruise. You will be free to explore four (4) themed exhibits including Florida Wetlands, Florida Bays and Beaches, Florida Coral Reefs, and Florida Offshore.
After touring the Aquarium, you will experience an ecological adventure by cruising the waters in and around Tampa Bay aboard an 85-foot, 125-passenger catamaran equipped with two (2) restrooms, indoor and outdoor seating, and snack bar. There is a top deck open to the sun and the lower deck is covered from the sun.
- Reserved Seating in Outdoor Bar/Canopy area at Columbia Café.
- Food and Beverage to be billed to each guest based on consumption and not included in the program cost.
- Admission to Florida Aquarium for self-guided tour.
- 75 minute Dolphin Sight-seeing Cruise to depart at 1:00 or 2:30 PM.
- Uniformed Event Coordinator to oversee event execution and assist as needed.
- All necessary taxes, fees, and gratuities.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: YOU SHOULD WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES, SUNGLASSES, HAT AND SUNSCREEN.
$125.00 per person (Payment details will be available soon.)
- OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
More information to come.