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


Gold 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

3:00 pm | cmdtyView Training Session

Join Barchart staff in the Platinum Ballroom Foyer of the Sheraton Grand for hands-on cmdtyView training.

Mike Driscoll
Mike Driscoll
Head of Commodity Sales, Barchart
Justin Nuss
Justin Nuss
Senior Account Manager, Barchart
Ashley Koenig
Ashley Koenig
Customer Success & GTM, Barchart

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

Join Barchart and other attendees for an opening night reception and dinner at Skye Lounge located at the top of the Sheraton Grand!

Day 2

September 11, 2023

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

Start your day with breakfast and networking inside the Exhibit Hall at the Sheraton Grand.

9:15 am | Welcome to Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference

Hear from Barchart CEO Mark Haraburda and Barchart CSO Keith Petersen, as they welcome attendees to Nashville for Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference.

Mark Haraburda
Mark Haraburda
CEO, Barchart
Keith Petersen
Keith Petersen
CSO, Barchart

9:45 am | Keynote Presentation

Barchart's Senior Market Analyst, Darin Newsom and ADM Investor Services' Sr. Agricultural Market Analyst, Mark Soderberg will present a Keynote that will take attendees deep into the ever-evolving world of grain markets.

Darin Newsom
Darin Newsom
Senior Market Analyst, Barchart
Mark Soderberg
Mark Soderberg
Senior Ag Market Analyst, ADM Investor Services

10:30 am | Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Recharge with some caffeine in the Exhibit Hall with a mid-morning coffee break where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

11:00 am | Platinum Sponsor Session - Presented by Don Konz at StoneX

Don Konz of StoneX will discuss the products and services that StoneX provides to the grain industry.

Don Konz
Don Konz
Solutions Architect, StoneX

11:20 am | Ag Technology Leadership Panel

Panelists will discuss the latest innovations in grain merchandising workflows, including Hedging, Bid/Offer Management and Producer Engagement.

Mark O'Riley
Mark O'Riley
Director of Grain Solutions Product, Barchart
Duey Yliniemi
Duey Yliniemi
General Manager, Greenstone Systems - a Cultura Company
Ernie Chappell
Ernie Chappell
President - Agribusiness, Ever.Ag - Agribusiness
Pam Rincker
Pam Rincker
President and Founder, Agvance

12:15 pm | BBQ Lunch, Demos and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

We’ll take a midday break for lunch and networking inside the Exhibit Hall.

1:30 pm | Panel Discussion: More Informed, Efficient and Profitable

An experienced panel of grain merchandisers will discuss their views on the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture and how they use the latest technology solutions to run their agribusiness.

Mike Hogan
Mike Hogan
Corporate Origination Manager, CGB
Shawn Kinkade
Shawn Kinkade
CFO, Premier Cooperative
Kevin Clausen
Kevin Clausen
Principal, John Stewart & Associates
AJ Andresen
AJ Andresen
Grain Operations Manager, Valley United Cooperative

2:15 pm | Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

Recharge with some caffeine in the Exhibit Hall with a mid-afternoon coffee break where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

3:00 pm | Breakout Sessions

Choose your track! Attend two 30-minute breakout sessions of your choice to gain valuable insights, connect with other grain professionals, and dive deep into the topics that interest you the most.

Session #1: 3:00 & 3:30 pm | Streamlining Grain Contracting and Risk Management with Hedge Automation

In today's fast-paced and competitive agricultural industry, the importance of efficient grain contracting and risk management cannot be overstated. To meet these challenges head-on, agribusiness professionals can harness the power of digital hedge automation tools. Join us in this exclusive breakout session to discuss the current challenges in the grain buying market and how the adoption and implementation of hedge automation enables grain professionals to optimize their operations and drive success.

Mark O'Riley
Mark O'Riley
Director of Grain Solutions Product, Barchart

Session #2: 3:00 & 3:30 pm | Connecting with Producers in Today’s Modern Environment

In this session, attendees will dive into Barchart's Connect service, including elevator-branded mobile apps and online grower portals, which serve as valuable tools for fostering increased engagement between grain merchandisers and their producers. This session will highlight the benefits of Barchart’s Connect service in today’s modern agricultural environment as well and how the integration of these tools, combined with cmdtyView which sits on the merchandisers desktop, can enhance communication, streamline workflows and empower agribusinesses to establish stronger connections with their growers.

Ashley Koenig
Ashley Koenig
Customer Success & GTM, Barchart
Cody Gerlach
Cody Gerlach
Director - Strategic Sales Commercial Grain, Barchart

Session #3: 3:00 & 3:30 pm | Alternative Origination Strategies

Effective marketing strategies play a crucial role in ensuring grain professionals can optimize their crop revenue and profitability. This breakout session, led by Mike Hogan at CGB and Jake Moline at StoneX, will equip attendees with the knowledge and understanding of various marketing tools and practices that can aid them in originating more bushels, ultimately leading to enhanced profitability.

Mike Hogan
Mike Hogan
Corporate Origination Manager, CGB
Jake Moline
Jake Moline
Risk Management Consultant, StoneX

4:00 pm | Break

Attendees can 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 - Sponsored by StoneX

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 awards! Don't forget to submit your nominations here!

The awards ceremony will cover 4 nominations, including:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Will recognize one distinguished individual for their exceptional contributions and profound impact on the agricultural industry.
  • Agribusiness of the Year Award: Will recognize an extraordinary company that has made a substantial impact on the agricultural industry in 2023.
  • Emerging Grain Professional of the Year Award: Will celebrate a notable rising star within the commercial grain industry who has shown exceptional talent, dedication and promise.
  • ”Connect” Agribusiness of the Year Award: “Connect” represents Barchart’s suite of workflow solutions for market intelligence, producer relationships and merchandising efficiency. The winner will be based on analysis of key performance indicators used for Barchart's agribusinesses solutions.

8:30 pm | Shuttle to the Sheraton Grand 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 lobby of the Sheraton Grand at 8:15 am to Hermitage Golf Course for the cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing. At the conclusion of the golf outing, we will shuttle attendees back to the Sheraton Grand around 4:00 pm.

Please note that a separate registration was required to participate in the golf tournament. We are currently at capacity, but you can reach out to our events team about getting added to the waitlist.


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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