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April 6-8, 2016 Spring Conference & Supplier Product Showcase
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Schedule of Events

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Wednesday - Mar 18th, 2015
8:00am 11:30am Executive Committee Meeting Morehead
For Executive Committee and invited guests

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8:00am 11:00am Supplier Section Board of Gov Meeting Sharon
Elected Board and invited Guests only.

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11:30am 1:00pm Exec Committee & Board of Governors Luncheon Sharon
Exec., BOG and invited guests only

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12:00pm 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Stonewall Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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1:00pm 3:00pm Service Corp. Board Meeting Morehead
Service Board Committee and invited guests

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1:00pm 5:00pm JR Motorsports Plant Tour Departs from Registration Desk
Explore the secrets behind a successful NASCAR Nationwide Series race team. This all-access tour gives fans an exclusive look at every corner of our 66,000-square-foot facility.

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1:30pm 5:00pm Bull Engineered Products Plant Tour Departs from Registration Desk
Bull Engineered Products is a full-service, turn-key injection molding source company providing design, development, and production.

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Thursday - Mar 19th, 2015
12:00am 12:00am NCAA Open Practices TBA Time Warner Cable Arena
Experience It Live at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Second/Third Rounds, March 20 & 22, 2015, at Time Warner Cable Arena, hosted by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Ticket purchase options are available for the 2015 NC

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7:00am 6:00pm Registration Desk Open Stonewall Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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7:00am 7:30am Investment Committee Stonewall Boardroom
Committee Members Only

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8:00am 11:00am Board of Directors Meeting Grand Ballroom B
Elected Board, Former Presidents and invited Guests only.

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8:00am 11:30am Purchasing Track Grand Ballroom A
Core Contract Topics & issues for Buyers & Purchasing Agents.

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11:00am 5:00pm Blowing Rock Shopping Shuttle Departs from Registration Desk
Enjoy a day filled with meeting up with old friends and make new ones during our guest/spouse program. Included in registration fee.

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12:00pm 5:00pm Golf Tournament Departs from Registration Desk
Our Supplier Associate Section is organizing a great golfing event at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte to get the meeting started.

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12:00pm 5:00pm Trap Shooting Event Depart - Registration Desk
This event was designed for you to get to know your fellow members better. It continues to be a fun event for all. Held at the Gastonia Trap and Skeet.

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6:30pm 9:00pm Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Supplier Associate Section
Grand Ballroom D
The Welcome Reception is a perfect opportunity to meet with fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues.

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Friday - Mar 20th, 2015
12:00am 12:00am NCAA Round 2 TDA Time Warner Cable Arena
Experience It Live at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Second/Third Rounds, March 20 & 22, 2015, at Time Warner Cable Arena, hosted by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Ticket purchase options are available for the 2015 NC

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6:30am 7:30am Walk/Run Event Depart - Registration Desk
Come join the fun for this early morning workout! A two-mile run or walk.

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6:30am 5:00pm Registration Desk Open Stonewall Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:00am 11:30am Purchasing Track Harris
Inventory Control & Supply Chain Management

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8:00am 2:00pm Vendor Setup Grand Ballroom ABC
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8:30am 9:30am Dealer Relations Committee Sharon
This Committee monitors legislative issues such as warranty, buy-back legislation, and contractual laws, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

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8:30am 9:30am International Relations Committee Park
Open for all executives to attend. Paul Roper of Ag in Motion with be on hand to inform executives about the brand new Ag in Motion show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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8:30am 9:30am Membership Committee Stonewall
A committee dedicated to serving our Membership as a whole. This committee works on member recruitment and member retention. If you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Membership Director Elaina Jackson-Elaina@FarmEquip.org

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8:30am 4:00pm Spouse/Guest Tour Program Departs from Registration Desk
Enjoy a day filled with meeting up with old friends and make new ones during our guest/spouse program. Tour goes from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

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9:00am 10:00am Coffee Break Grand Ballroom Foyer (Sponsored by Agritechnica)
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9:45am 10:45am General Session - Social Media Grand Ballroom D
Learn about different types of social media, what works best, Do's and Don'ts, and how to start using it to sell your products.

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11:00am 12:00pm Tillage Council Grand Ballroom D
Open for all to attend. Dr. Scott Shearer, Chair of the Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering department at Ohio State University will be speaking to members of the Tillage Council.

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12:30pm 1:45pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker Providence Ballroom
Security consultant Michael Waltz advised the George W. Bush administration on counterterrorism and Middle East foreign policy. He will discuss his experiences and insights.

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2:00pm 2:30pm Supplier Associate Section Meeting w/Elections Providence Ballroom
The entire Supplier Section is encouraged to attend.

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2:30pm 5:00pm Supplier Showcase Grand Ballroom ABC
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3:30pm 5:00pm Showcase Reception Grand Ballroom ABC
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Saturday - Mar 21st, 2015
7:15am 2:30pm Registration Desk Open Stonewall Foyer
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:00am 9:00am Education Committee Stonewall Boardroom
This committee's main goal is educating our members through organizing plant tours, scheduling educational speakers at our Spring and Fall Meetings, and developing our purchasing track.

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8:00am 9:00am Post Hole Digger Council Harris
The Council discusses issues specifically affecting this type of farm equipment. Members will discuss equipment safety standards, industry trends, and other important information.

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8:00am 9:30am Coffee Break Stonewall Foyer (Sponsored by FEMA Services Corp. Endorsed Services and Products)
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8:30am 10:30am Purchasing Track Morehead
Round Table including Planning of Future Purchasing Track Sessions

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8:30am 9:30am Marketing Section Sharon
For entire Marketing Section; this is a planning session.

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9:30am 10:30am Breakout Session - OSHA in the Manufacturing World Grand Ballroom D
A look at some federal safety regulations applicable to manufacturing, with guidance for creating a safety-based culture.

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9:30am 10:30am Breakout Session - Paint Fabrication Harris
This session will walk you through the elements needed to optimize a high-performance powder coating finish, and recent technological innovations.

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11:00am 12:00pm Convention Committee Morehead
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12:45pm 5:00pm NASCAR Hall of Fame Team Building Depart - Registration Desk
Includes a guided tour, pit crew challenge, scavenger hunt and chance to drive a racing simulator.

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Sunday - Mar 22nd, 2015
12:00am 12:00am NCAA Round 3 TDA Time Warner Cable Arena
Experience It Live at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Second/Third Rounds, March 20 & 22, 2015, at Time Warner Cable Arena, hosted by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Ticket purchase options are available for the 2015 NC

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