SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2023
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Join Barchart in Music City for a fun, unique and engaging 3 day event! Grain merchandisers, originators, general managers and other buyers of grain from across the US and internationally will gather to share ideas, network, and explore innovative workflows for grain merchandising and origination, including topics on hedging, ERP connectivity, CRM tools, plus more - all while enjoying and taking in the city of Nashville!

What makes our conference different from others? Our focus is on building connections with grain professionals in the most fun and unique way possible. Network with peers at an opening night reception and dinner at Skye Lounge with 360° views of Downtown Nashville. Enjoy an evening of true "honky tonk" at Barchart's 2023 Hedge Awards on Monday evening, including live music at Johnny Cash's Bar & BBQ right next to Broadway Street! Plus, end the 3-day event with even more networking and fun at Barchart's cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing.

Contact our events team today to learn how you can showcase your own brand with a sponsorship at this one-of-a-kind grain event!

Platinum Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

EFC Systems by Ever.Ag
Gate 39 Media
ADM Investor Services
The Vizius Group
Saul Ewing
Straits Financial

Media Sponsors

Feed & Grain
Farm Progress


Day 1

September 10, 2023

5:00 pm | Opening Night Reception and Surf & Turf Dinner at Skye Lounge

Join Barchart and other attendees as we kickoff the Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference with an opening night reception and dinner at Skye Lounge located at the top of The Grand Sheraton! Enjoy dinner, cocktails and networking while taking in a 360° view of Downtown Nashville.

Day 2

September 11, 2023

8:30 am | Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

Start your day on the right foot at The Sheraton Grand in Downtown Nashville with breakfast inside the Exhibit Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit sponsor booths and network with other conference attendees before the content portion of the event begins.

9:30 am | Welcome to Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference

Hear from Barchart CEO Mark Haraburda, as he welcomes attendees to Nashville for Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference.

9:45 am | Keynote Presentation

Presented by Barchart’s Senior Market Analyst Darin Newsom, attendees will enjoy an engaging Keynote covering the latest landscape of the agricultural markets and an in-depth crop outlook for 2023. The last portion of the Keynote will include a Q&A where you can ask Darin your own questions about the markets.

10:30 am | Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a coffee break inside the Exhibit Hall where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

11:00 am | Ag Leadership Forum (Survey, Insights and Q&A)

Discuss the latest innovations in commodity workflows, including ERP connectivity and the latest in Hedging. Barchart Execs will take the stage to discuss technology solutions for commercial grain directly with attendees. The end of the forum will feature an open-floor style discussion giving all attendees a chance to share their ideas and insights.

12:00 pm | BBQ Lunch, Demos and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

We’ll take a midday break for a catered Nashville BBQ lunch, plus networking inside the Exhibit Hall. Attendees may also use this time to demo Barchart’s flagship commodity trading and analytics platform cmdtyView. Stop by the Barchart table to get a one-on-one look into our workflow solutions built specifically for agribusinesses.

1:30 pm | Panel Discussion: How Today’s Merchandisers are Managing their Business

Gain perspectives from 3 grain merchandisers on how they manage their agribusiness using the latest innovations in commodity workflow to keep them ahead of the curve.

2:15 pm | Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a coffee break inside the Exhibit Hall where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

3:00 pm | Sponsorship Breakout Sessions

Choose your track! Our sponsors are lining up a list of various topics and discussions that you can choose to participate in. Check back soon for more details.

4:00 pm | Break

Attendees may use this time to break prior to our evening activities. After the break, we will shuttle attendees to The 2023 Hedge Awards and Dinner at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ featuring live music! The bus from the Sheraton Grand departs at 5:00 pm sharp!

5:00 pm | Barchart’s 2023 Hedge Awards and Dinner

Join us at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ for the The 2023 Hedge Awards and Dinner. Enjoy an exciting evening of live music, networking, dinner and award recognitions!

The awards ceremony will cover 3 nominations, including Grain Merchandiser of the Year, Agribusiness of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. Hedge Award Nominations open April 2023!

Good luck!

8:30 pm | Shuttle to the Grand Sheraton in Downtown Nashville

Barchart will be transporting attendees back to the Sheraton Grand at the conclusion of The 2023 Hedge Awards and Dinner at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ.

Day 3

September 12, 2023

8:30 am | Barchart’s cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing at Hermitage Golf Course

Barchart will shuttle golfers from the Grand Sheraton at 8:30 am to Hermitage Golf Course for their cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing.

At the conclusion of the golf outing, we will shuttle attendees back to the Grand Sheraton around 4:00 pm.

Please note that a separate registration and fee is required for the golf tournament. Limited spots will be available.

Barchart proudly formed a charity initiative named Barchart Gives Back in January 2021. Each month, Barchart chooses a different charity or non-profit organization and donates to help or support that specific cause. In addition to our normal monthly donation, we will also be donating the proceeds from Barchart's cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing to support a cause making a difference within the ag industry.


Here’s what to expect at Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference:

  • An opening night reception and dinner at the Sheraton’s Skye Lounge overlooking downtown Nashville.
  • Panels and in-depth discussions on grain merchandising workflows, including offer management, hedging, grain accounting, producer relationship management, market data and analytics.
  • Discussions around the latest trends and developments in North American and global grain markets.
  • Technology demonstrations and training sessions.
  • The 2023 Hedge Awards and dinner featuring live music at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ.
  • Barchart’s Charity Golf Outing at Hermitage Golf Course (separate registration and fee required).
  • Significant exposure for sponsors, including pre-event, post-event and on-site.
  • And of course tons of networking with peers throughout the grain and commodity industries, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners and exhibit hall.


  • Ag Advisory Firms
  • Ag Lenders
  • Ag Media
  • Brokers & Traders
  • Commodity Software
  • Crop Insurance
  • Grain Accounting
  • Grain Elevators
  • Exchanges
  • Farmers
  • Farm Management
  • Freight
  • Grain Originators
  • Merchandisers
  • Processors
  • Risk Management
  • Technology Providers
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