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"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Critical Pieces of Equipment with Jarrod Nickelson

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Leadership Development in Agribusiness

Leadership Development in Agribusiness

Kristen Ireland and Erin Mies, the co-founders of People Spark Consulting, discuss leadership development in the workplace, specifically in agribusiness. They share real-world examples and insights from their years of leadership training. Learn more at peoplesparkconsulting.com.

May 24, 202328:07
Spotlight on MANRRS and the Foundation's student scholarships

Spotlight on MANRRS and the Foundation's student scholarships

This episode features Ebony Webber, the Chief Operations Officer at the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) student society. She provides some background information about MANRRS, its goals, and why NGFA members should get involved.

Go to manrrs.org.

NGFA Vice President of Marketing and Foundation Outreach Rebecca Grubbs offers some information about the connection between MANRRS and the National Grain and Feed Foundation.

Go to ngfa.org/foundation.

Apr 06, 202319:18
Sustainability Programs - What's next for the ag supply chain?

Sustainability Programs - What's next for the ag supply chain?

Megan Rock, Chief Sustainability Officer at CHS, joins NGFA for a discussion about her role, what drives sustainability commitments made by major companies, and how they will impact NGFA members. 

Mar 08, 202318:45
What will you find at CONVEY '22?

What will you find at CONVEY '22?

Find out what to expect at CONVEY '22, a unique opportunity for grain handling employees and leaders. Go to convey22.com

Jun 02, 202207:28
Proposing Solutions to Rail Service Problems

Proposing Solutions to Rail Service Problems

NGFA Chief Economist Max Fisher provides an overview of rail service issues and outlines the NGFA’s requests to the Surface Transportation Board.

Apr 28, 202219:04
NGFA's Long Range Plan: What Do Members Need to Know?

NGFA's Long Range Plan: What Do Members Need to Know?

NGFA Chairman Greg Beck, CGB Enterprises, and Bobby Frederick, NGFA senior vice president, discuss the 2022-2027 Long Range Plan and why it's important to NGFA staff and members. 

Apr 06, 202214:42
The Elevator Pitch - March 10, 2022

The Elevator Pitch - March 10, 2022

Listen to an overview of what's included in the fiscal 2022 omnibus spending bill. 

Mar 10, 202209:57
The Elevator Pitch - March 3, 2022

The Elevator Pitch - March 3, 2022

Listen to a summary of Capitol Hill events this week, including the 2022 State of the Union Address and a House Agriculture Committee farm bill hearing.

Mar 03, 202207:45
COVID-19 Workplace Regulations - Where Things Stand

COVID-19 Workplace Regulations - Where Things Stand

NGFA Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs Jess McCluer outlines the status of the COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for large businesses after the Supreme Court decision. He also discusses what is still required under OSHA regulations for mitigating COVID-19 hazards.

Feb 09, 202211:47
The Elevator Pitch - Jan. 21, 2022

The Elevator Pitch - Jan. 21, 2022

Listen to the details on the Army Corps of Engineers’ spending plan released on Jan. 19, including funding for Lock and Dam 25 on the Upper Mississippi River.

Jan 20, 202206:15
The Elevator Pitch – Nov. 18, 2021

The Elevator Pitch – Nov. 18, 2021

Listen to the highlights of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which provides much-needed investments to modernize the U.S. transportation system.

Nov 18, 202112:21
What is "Employee Engagement" and why does it matter?
Nov 16, 202128:18
The Elevator Pitch - Nov. 12, 2021

The Elevator Pitch - Nov. 12, 2021

Listen to the congressional resolution honoring the NGFA's 125th anniversary.

Nov 12, 202105:22
The Elevator Pitch - Oct. 22, 2021

The Elevator Pitch - Oct. 22, 2021

Listen to a brief update from Bobby Frederick, NGFA’s vice president of legislative affairs and public policy, about the latest events on Capitol Hill.

Oct 22, 202108:47
The Elevator Pitch - Oct. 7, 2021

The Elevator Pitch - Oct. 7, 2021

Join Bobby Frederick, NGFA's vice president of legislative affairs and public policy, for a brief summary of what's happening on Capitol Hill.

Oct 07, 202107:04
"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Dryer Operations with David Noel

"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Dryer Operations with David Noel

David Noel, grain health and safety manager at Perdue Agribusiness, joins Jim Seibert, NGFA director of safety, education and training, for NGFA's Harvest Safety Week and a discussion about dryer operations. 



Aug 20, 202118:25
"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Struck-By Hazards with Mark Trainor

"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Struck-By Hazards with Mark Trainor

Mark Trainor, safety manager at FS Grain, joins Jim Seibert, NGFA director of safety, education and training, for NGFA's Harvest Safety Week and a discussion about struck-by hazards.

“Keep your head on a swivel and pay attention to your surroundings.”




Aug 20, 202116:20
"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Critical Pieces of Equipment with Jarrod Nickelson

"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Critical Pieces of Equipment with Jarrod Nickelson

Jarrod Nickelson, grain manager at MKC - Mid Kansas Coop, joins Jim Seibert, NGFA director of safety, education and training, for NGFA's Harvest Safety Week and a discussion about critical pieces of equipment. 

"The main thing that’s going to keep you safe is when people know your plan and are on board with it."

Aug 20, 202115:35
"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Bin Harvest Prep with Marie Dinwiddie

"Transforming Harvest Safety" - Bin Harvest Prep with Marie Dinwiddie

Marie Dinwiddie, EHS specialist at Fehr Graham, joins Jim Seibert, NGFA director of safety, education and training, for NGFA's Harvest Safety Week and a discussion about bin harvest prep. 

"Don’t just pray for a safe harvest; make it a safe harvest. It's all up to you."


Aug 20, 202111:19
Celebrating "125 Years of Transforming America's Harvest" - Growing Opportunities for Women in Agribusiness

Celebrating "125 Years of Transforming America's Harvest" - Growing Opportunities for Women in Agribusiness

Amy Cornell, president of the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, discusses the value of groups like Women of Indiana Agribusiness. As part of NGFA's 125th anniversary celebration, the Association is focused on how to best position the industry for success in the next 125 years, including "transforming the face of our future." 

Aug 10, 202115:40
Reflecting on an NGFA career with Randy Gordon

Reflecting on an NGFA career with Randy Gordon

Randy Gordon is retiring by the end of March 2021 after serving nearly 43 years with the nation’s largest and most diverse agribusiness association – the last eight as its president and CEO. In this discussion, he reflects on his time and lessons learned serving the grain, feed and processing industry, and looks forward to the future. 

Feb 25, 202120:50
Transition to the Biden administration with Jonathan Coppess

Transition to the Biden administration with Jonathan Coppess

Jonathan Coppess, assistant professor at the University of Illinois, joined “Listen with NGFA” to discuss his experience as a member of President Biden’s transition team for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the role of land idling programs in potential climate legislation, and the next generation of agricultural leaders.

Jan 28, 202125:23
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo.

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., joined NGFA Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Bobby Frederick to discuss legislative priorities under a Biden administration, challenges in representing a diverse district with both large urban and rural counties, as well as progress toward the goal of "civility" in Congress, among several other topics. 

Dec 04, 202020:17
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joins NGFA Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Bobby Frederick to discuss agricultural policy and what to expect in 2021. With the retirement of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Sen. Boozman is expected to be the leading Republican on the committee. 

Dec 02, 202019:05
Mental Health in Agriculture with Dr. Deborah Reed
Nov 30, 202014:33
CEC 2020 is Virtual - What Should You Expect?
Oct 14, 202015:26
Creating a Culture of Safety

Creating a Culture of Safety

Jason Eardley, process safety director for Archer Daniels Midland Co. and chairman of NGFA’s Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Committee (SHEQ), outlines the most important aspects of harvest safety and ways to instill a culture of safety in any workplace. 

Aug 27, 202020:25
Being an Active NGFA Member during COVID-19...and Beyond

Being an Active NGFA Member during COVID-19...and Beyond

NGFA Vice President of Events and Marketing Rebecca Grubbs describes how NGFA events have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what members can expect for the rest of the year. She also outlines some aspects of NGFA membership that new, seasoned and prospective NGFA members will find valuable.

Jul 08, 202010:57
What's next for the Barge Digital Transformation Project?

What's next for the Barge Digital Transformation Project?

Brittany Schaefer, logistics manager at Bunge North America, shares the latest updates on the Barge Digital Transformation Project (BDT), which is preparing to launch commercially this year. Schaefer, who chairs the industry BDT Steering Committee, describes how the new electronic platform will digitally transmit barge trading documents for southbound barge traffic on the Mississippi River system, including the estimated 75,000 to 100,000 bills of lading issued annually on this segment of the river system alone. 

Schaefer also chairs the National Grain and Feed Digital Solutions, which has been established to oversee implementation and administration of the new platform. 

Learn more at https://imis.ngfa.org/members/ngfa/Arbitration/NGFDS.aspx.

Jul 08, 202015:05
Trucking Transportation during COVID-19

Trucking Transportation during COVID-19

NGFA Vice President of Economics and Government Relations Max Fisher discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has affected agricultural trucking transportation and how NGFA works to improve trucking efficiency. 

Jun 05, 202014:35
Lobbying on Capitol Hill during COVID-19

Lobbying on Capitol Hill during COVID-19

NGFA Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Bobby Frederick discusses how activity on Capitol Hill has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how NGFA members can continue to their grassroots efforts. 

Jun 05, 202011:22