The Annual Meeting is held every September/October. Milling and associate members and invited guests attend the meeting. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors meet to review the work completed the previous year and to develop a plan of work for the following year. The budget for the year is approved and officers are elected. The President presents the association’s annual report. Speakers present information on current topics of interest to the industry during a General Session. Special events provide networking opportunities for members. Approximately 150 millers, associate members and their spouses attend the meeting.
Soft wheat millers have been meeting for more than 30 years to hear the report of the soft wheat crop forecast panel. Since the formation of NAMA in 1998, the meeting has evolved to include business meetings of the corn and oat millers and members of NAMA’s Technical Committee. Issues specific to each division are discussed at these meetings. A general session brings all three divisions together for presentations from speakers on topics of interest to all members. The meeting program also provides members opportunities to network with industry colleagues. Invitations to attend the meeting are sent to NAMA members and industry friends. More than 200 members and guests attend the meeting every year.
Leadership Meeting & Legislative Conference
Join fellow milling industry executives in Washington, DC to discuss the key legislative and regulatory issues impacting the milling industry today, including GMO labeling, Surface Transportation Board (STB) reauthorization and its impact on rail transportation, child nutrition programs & the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines, Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) reauthorization and more. The NAMA Leadership Meeting & Legislative Conference is a unique forum to meet with officials in key federal agencies, as well as Members of Congress and their staffs on these important issues.
Corn Dry Milling Conference
The first annual Corn Dry Milling Conference was in 1959. The scientific conference is co-sponsored by NAMA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR). It is held every spring in Peoria, IL at NCAUR. The objective of the conference is to share information about the corn dry milling industry, including food safety, corn product consumption and the latest advances in milling, product testing technologies and the science of corn production technology. Corn millers, corn seed producers, people involved in food corn product manufacturing or sales, and agricultural engineers dealing in the production, handling, storage and processing of corn products for food are encouraged to attend. The conference give attendees the opportunity to interact with industry colleagues involved in corn milling and product manufacturing. Attendance is usually around 50 people from the corn chain.
NAMA meetings do not include trade shows, exhibits, or tabletop displays.