Doors open and check-in begins at
8:00 AM on day of event

Lunch will be served

CB2 Conference

Focus on Beans and Cotton…

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Greenville Convention Center
303 SW Greenville Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pre-registration is now closed.
You may register at the door
on the day of the event.

Pesticide CEUs available
Course number: 514010
Categories : D : 2, N : 2, O : 2, X : 2

Giveaways Throughout the Day

AgLeader InCommand 1200 Monitor

Capstan Ag 12 Row N-Ject LF Manifold System

Yetter 6 Rows (Pairs) Twister Poly Spike Closing Wheels

AquaSpy 48″ Soil Moisture Probe with 1 Year Paid Subscription

$2,000 toward any Precision Planting Project

Featured Speakers

Randy Dowdy, World Record Holder for corn and soybean yields, 17-time NCGA winner

Randy Dowdy is a corn, soybean, wheat and peanut grower from Brooks County Georgia. His philosophy is to maximize yields by minimizing stress that plants experience throughout the growing season. Randy has a particular interest in maximizing corn and soybean yields He has been able to exceed 450 plus bushels per acre of corn on his farm numerous times through a systems approach to growing corn. In 2014, Randy set a new corn yield World Record and is the first grower ever to surpass 500 bushels per acre and additionally produced 100+ bushel beans in the same year. He recently achieved the World Record for soybeans with a 171 bushels per acre yield and had two 2016 NCGA entries over 500 bushels in corn. Randy gives God all the glory for his success and wants other growers to understand his success is possible on their farms, and he is passionate about sharing his practices with growers seeking to increase yields on their farms.

Dr. Sandy Stewart, NC Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture

Alexander M. “Sandy” Stewart serves as Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture at NCDA&CS.  In this capacity, he has responsibilities for the agricultural services programs of the Department which include the following Divisions: Agronomics, Food Distribution, Marketing, Plant Industry, Research Stations, Small Farms, and Soil and Water Conservation as well as Environmental Programs.  Previously, Sandy served as Director of the Research Stations for NCDA and NC State, and has been a faculty member as an Extension Tobacco Specialist at NC State and an Extension Cotton Specialist for Louisiana State University.  He has also held positions in private industry in the cotton seed industry and as an independent consultant.

Sandy graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Agronomy in 1995, an M.S. in Crop Science in 1998, and a Ph.D. in Crop Science in 2000.  He was raised on a small farm in Moore County near Carthage, NC where he resides with his wife, Carol Grace, and their three children Martha Grace, Virgie, and Palmer Mac.  The family farm has been in the family as a working farm since 1777.  Sandy is an Elder in Union Presbyterian Church near Carthage and is active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Sandhills Community College.

Dr. Alan York, Professor Emeritus in Crop and Soil Sciences, NC State University

Dr. Alan York is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at N. C. State University.  He recently retired from the University and is currently working with Corteva.  During his 38-year career at N. C. State, he led his department’s weed management research and extension programs in agronomic crops.  He has also taught the 2- and 4-year weed science courses and directed programs for 31 graduate students who now occupy positions of influence across the country.  A native of Randolph County, he and his wife currently reside in Cary.

Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated

Jon Devine is Senior Economist in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, he conducts economic research, including cotton economic forecasts and other industry-specific analyses. Jon presents economic analysis of the cotton market at conferences around the world and is in regular contact with many of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies. He is the author of Cotton Incorporated’s Monthly Economic Letter and Executive Cotton Update, and also has created a series of podcasts on the cotton market, which are available on Cotton Incorporated’s website. His research has been published in a range of trade publications and he has been quoted by leading news organizations including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.

Jon joined Cotton Incorporated in 2008. Prior to that, he was a graduate student at the University of Maine, where he earned Master of Science degrees in Resource Economics & Policy and in Spatial Information Science & Engineering. He received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Hotel Accommodations


Book by 12/1/18 to receive group rate of $139.00.

Phone 252-353-3055
Group Name is : Coastal AgroBusiness.   Use code CAGRO.

Holiday Inn

Book by 11/26/18 to receive the group rate of $114.00 with breakfast included.

Click on the reservation link: CoastalAgroBusinessINCOnlineBookingLink
Or, call 877-271-2616, and ask for Coastal AgroBusiness room block.
Or, book on-line at Use group code CAA.