Diamond Sponsor


The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA)

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is a statewide organization that strives to enable Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable around the world.  ISA represents more than 45,000 farmers in Illinois.  Through the soybean checkoff, ISA funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, and education.

Gold Sponsors



AGROMERIS is an advisory firm that focuses on the unique needs of the food and agricultural industry.  With over 30 years of experience, our team advises leading companies and government agencies on how to build and maintain specialty supply chains and develop and market novel food ingredients to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world marketplace.


HighQuest Group

HighQuest Group is a strategic advisory, conference, and media firm serving corporations, financial investors, and governments across the global food and agribusiness value chains. HighQuest has successfully completed over 300 strategic advisory engagements; hosts the Global AgInvesting series, AgTech Week, Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, and the Women in Agribusiness Summit series; and publishes up-to-the minute ag news through its HighQuest Media outlet, including the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook.  www.highquestgroup.com


Silver Sponsors

CME Group

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group offers the widest range of agricultural futures and options of any exchange, with global benchmark contracts in grains, oilseeds, livestock, dairy, and more. These products serve commodity producers and end users seeking risk management and price discovery, alongside funds and other traders looking to capitalize on the markets. Learn more at www.cmegroup.com/agriculture



OpenLink is the global leader in transaction lifecycle management solutions for the commodity, energy and financial services industries. OpenLink provides a variety of commodity trading and risk management solutions for more than 580 global customers, including 12 of the top 25 largest commodity and energy companies by market capitalization. www.openlink.com


Women in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Summit provides an interactive platform for women to discuss unique experiences within the industry with focus on the activities paramount to developing leaders, increasing industry knowledge and inspiring action. Covered topics include trading/risk management, transportation/logistics, sustainability and agribusiness in emerging markets, trends in marketing and communications and the best practices for recruiting, retaining and promoting women within agribusiness. www.womeninag.com


Bronze Sponsors



For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. www.adm.com


Darling Ingredients

Darling Ingredients is a global corporation producing sustainable food, feed and fuel ingredients for the world’s growing population from natural and organic bionutrients. Darling also offers used cooking oil collection and grease trap services for the North American restaurant and hospitality industry. Darling is headquartered in Irving, TX with operations on five continents and over 10,000 employees worldwide. www.darlingingredientsinc.com

The Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States. A primary gateway for transpacific trade, the Port is a trailblazer in innovative goods movement, safety and environmental stewardship. The Port handles trade valued at $180 billion each year and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs. www.polb.com


Soy 20/20

Soy 20/20 is a not-for-profit organization that works with the entire value chain bringing together government, research, and industry partners to stimulate and seize new global bioproduct and food opportunities for Canadian soybeans.  This includes industry intelligence and analysis, market and business development, commercialization support, and network development. www.soy2020.ca 

Trading Technologies International

Named “Best Commodities Trading Platform” by Buyside Technology, TT develops high-performance order-entry and charting software for commodities, futures and derivatives traders. TT’s X_TRADER_ software and related solutions provide access to dozens of international exchanges with functionality for all trading styles, from manual “point-and-click” to gray-box to fully automated black-box trading.  www.tradingtechnologies.com


Reception Sponsor (Wednesday, September 30)


Gray Plant Mooty

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Minnesota, with roots going back to 1866. Today, GPM is a full-service firm with more than 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota


Reception Sponsor (Thursday, October 1)


INTL FCStone Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets. www.intlfcstone.com


Coffee Break Sponsor



AGCO’s high-tech solutions for professional farmers feeding the world includes a full product line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, seeding & tillage implements, grain and protein storage. AGCO provides superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment through its core brands Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. www.agcocorp.com



Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. The international company helps its customers mitigate commodity price risk through its Cargill Risk Management business, providing solutions in 55 commodity markets across 60 countries. Cargill is proud to celebrate 150 years of helping its customers thrive.  www.cargill.com/150.


Internet Sponsor



CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. www.chsinc.com



Key Card Sponsor

Soybean Premiums

SoybeanPremiums.org reveals the hidden dollars in soybeans by connecting soybean farmers with companies offering premiums for specialty soybeans. When farmers go to the website, they can view details about premium programs offered in their area. Companies who purchase non-GMO seed, high oleic beans, etc. can post their information for free. www.soybeanpremiums.org



Recharge Lounge Sponsor

Soybean Premiums

SoybeanPremiums.org reveals the hidden dollars in soybeans by connecting soybean farmers with companies offering premiums for specialty soybeans. When farmers go to the website, they can view details about premium programs offered in their area. Companies who purchase non-GMO seed, high oleic beans, etc. can post their information for free. www.soybeanpremiums.org


Special Sponsor


Soya & Oilseed Bluebook

The Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, published by Soyatech, LLC is the premier reference guide for the oilseed, soy and grain industry. Key decision makers in over 100 countries have been utilizing the Bluebook to source products and services since 1947. www.soyatech.com/bluebook.htm