Feed & Grain LIVE 2019 Set for January 8 – 10

Making Connections is the theme and purpose for the third Feed & Grain LIVE, scheduled for January 8, 9 and 10 at Prairie Meadows Casino Hotel in Altoona, Iowa. The educational event is tailor-made for feed and grain professionals at all stages of their careers. Registrations made by December 8 at https://bit.ly/2JGuP7E costs $99. Reservations made December 9 or after are $149.


Expected to be bigger than ever, the information-packed program kicks off with the sought-after mycotoxin testing workshop that is sponsored by Neogen. It is a hands-on session that helps participants hone testing skills to ensure mycotoxin test results are as accurate as possible.

Day 2 starts with a panel discussion headlined by top industry professionals who, in addition to their decades of industry experience, have been featured in Feed & Grain magazine cover articles.


Additional sessions being finalized include:

  • feed industry outlook on trends that impact feed manufacturing businesses
  • regulatory updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer guidance on hot focus regulatory and safety efforts
  • business succession planning

“Feed & Grain LIVE is designed using attendee and exhibitor input,” Elise Schafer, editor of Feed & Grain, said. “This helps us develop a program that delivers the latest about our industry, including safety, grain merchandising and the Food Safety Modernization Act to name a few.”

Opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors abound, as well. Exhibit space is quickly being reserved.

“Exhibitors tell us that programming has been top-notch and supported perfect opportunities for them to engage with their customers and prospects,” said Feed & Grain Publisher Arlette Sambs. “They’re saying they’re excited to return to LIVE 2019.”

There will be plenty of peer-to-peer networking opportunities each day. The format of two evening receptions in the trade show encourages attendees, exhibitors and speakers to get better acquainted. Cash prizes are also offered. Sambs noted that many lasting relationships begin and are nurtured during these events.

Location, location, location

The same input guiding programming also led to the selection of the Altoona, Iowa, location for LIVE 2019.

“We chose Prairie Meadows because it is easy to make connections here. Its central location and convenient travel from surrounding states make getting here simple,” Sambs said. “Plus, plenty of entertainment and restaurant options are on site.”

Sambs and Schafer encourage mill owners and managers to invite key personnel in their companies to attend, especially those ascending to management-level positions.

IDEAg Group LLC delivers an optimal experience to attendees, exhibitors and industry thought leaders in the agricultural market. Through its established farm show events and Feed & Grain magazine, the IDEAg Group is dedicated to bringing interactive, content-rich, high-value events to the marketplace, connecting top-level producers to providers across the country. The IDEAg Group offers interactive events, publications and media products that are produced “For Agriculture. By Agriculture.”