America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience!

Wednesday, March 9

8:00 a.m. -­­ 7:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open


8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NAWG Committee Meetings


8:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.

Optional Tour

St. Joseph Sugar Cane Farm

St. Joseph has been an operating sugar cane farm since 1830, farming approximately 1,000 acres of prime Louisiana agricultural farmland. During this tour, one of the knowledgeable farmers will guide the group through a brief history of the plantation followed by a tour of the sugar cane fields where they will take you through the day-to-day operations of their facility.

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8:45 am. - 11:45 a.m.

Optional Tour

Creole Queen Riverboat Tour

 Join us for a riverboat tour on the Mississippi river highlighting New Orleans’ infrastructure and key points of historical importance. The Creole Queen will depart from its berth in the Port of New Orleans. A light brunch will be provided.

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9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

Optional Tour

The Port of New Orleans

Jump onboard this fascinating and private tour of the Port of New Orleans. Unavailable to the public, this specialized tour will take you behind the scenes for an inside look at one of the largest operating cargo ports in the United States.

Note: Photo ID required for tour.

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10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Optional Tour

Cookin N'Awlins Style 

Enjoy a highly entertaining patter about life in New Orleans as our lively Chef teaches you the steps in preparing Creole delicacies – a world famous cuisine that combines the finest elements of French and Spanish cooking with rich indigenous seafood, spices, and produce. Sample some New Orleans delicacies as you enjoy a relaxing lunch following the presentation. Pralines and recipe cards to take home are a perfect finish to this cooking delight.

Notes: includes narrated Walking Tour of the Historic French Quarter (en Route to Cooking School); beer & soft drinks included with lunch.

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12:30 p.m. -­­ 2:45 p.m.

NCGA Issues Briefing, Open Forum & Policy Discussion


12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NSP Board of Directors Meeting


2:00 p.m. -­­ 4:30 p.m.

ASA State Caucuses


3:00 p.m. -­­ 4:30 p.m.

NCGA State Caucuses


5:00 p.m. -­­ 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Syngenta


7:00 p.m. -­­ 9:00 p.m.

NCGA CornPAC Hors d’oeuvres Reception

(Invite only)


7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

National Wheat Yield Contest Winners Reception

(Invite only)