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2024 NPGA Annual Convention

Posted: Jan 08 2024

2024 NPGA Annual Convention Set for January 23 in Minot, ND

BISMARCK, ND – The Northern Pulse Growers Association (NPGA) will host their annual Convention January 23 at the Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot, ND.  This event is a premier gathering place for industry representatives and producers of dry peas, lentils, chickpeas, and fava beans.
“This event is open to everyone, from seasoned dry pea, chickpea & lentil growers to those looking for more information on how to add them into crop rotations,” said Executive Director Shannon Berndt.  “We also have a variety of industry representatives in attendance that will be a valuable resource for producers.”
The NPGA will host a research social at the Sleep Inn & Suites from 5-7pm on January 22 to welcome attendees to Minot, and to connect producers with pulse researchers. Heavy appetizers & refreshments will be served, as well as a complimentary beer tasting with Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks of Minot.
The NPGA Convention officially begins at 8 A.M. Monday, January 23 with breakfast and business followed by Dr. Joe Outlaw, Economist & Professor at Texas A&M University, discussing agriculture policy and the upcoming farm bill. Jacob L. Shapiro, Partner & Director of Geopolitical Analysis at Cognitive Investments, will follow with a riveting discussion on geopolitics and the future of U.S. agriculture. The USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council will provide a “lunch-and-learn” session to discuss their current projects & initiatives. The afternoon sessions include an in-depth presentation on the market outlook for U.S. pulses from Chuck Penner, founder of LeftField Commodities, and a look into the innovation space for pulses with Nicole Atchison of Puris.  
“We have a strong line-up of speakers for the NPGA Convention,” said Sam Arnson, NPGA President. “No matter what crops you grow, there is something for everyone. Make plans to attend and connect with fellow growers and industry.”
To register and/or view a detailed agenda listing all speakers, please visit our website
NPGA would like to thank their platinum sponsors Legume Matrix, BASF, Western Ag Network, and Northern Ag Network.