2016 Fall Board Meeting

AAGIWA will be holding its fall board meeting in conjunction with the FGIS Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Meeting in Portland, Oregon, October 18-20.  All AAGIWA members are invited to attend.  The preliminary schedule and other information are included below. 

**If you are not on the AAGIWA Board and plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP by email – erica.venancio@aagiwa.org. 

Preliminary Schedule:

Tuesday, October 18

  • 10 am – Tour of Pacificor T-5 Portland
  • 2-5 pm – AAGIWA Board Meeting (FGIS/Portland office)

Wednesday, October 19

  • All-day – Advisory Committee Meeting – Wheat Marketing Center

Thursday, October 20

  • Morning – Advisory Committee Meeting – Wheat Marketing Center
  • 10 am - Tour of the Wheat Marketing Center
  • 2-5 pm – AAGIWA Board meeting with FGIS (FGIS/Portland office)

Hotel: Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center | 1710 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232

AAGIWA Meeting Space: FGIS Portland Office | 1100 NW Naito Parkway | Portland, OR 97209

Advisory Committee Meeting Space: Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) | 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 240 | Portland, OR 97209

*While FGIS-Portland and WMC have different addresses, they are located within the same building.


2017 Annual Meeting: May 7-10

Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay

The AAGIWA 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The Big Island is the heart of Hawaii’s breadbasket.  They grow and process the bulk of the state’s agricultural products.  The Annual Meeting will focus on and address important industry issues in grain inspection and will feature key industry professionals on the speaker program.  The meeting will also explore the agriculture industry in Hawaii with group trips to the Greenwell Coffee Farm, to learn about the inspection and weighing process of Kona Coffee beans, and NELHA, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, home to the Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park. 

Meeting Details


Members/early*   $385 (rate increases by $50 after April 7) | Spouses/guests   $200

Hotel: Sheraton Kona at Keauhou Bay | 78-128 Ehukai Street | Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 | Reservations:  $175/night


Sunday, May 7

  • Board Meeting
  • Welcome Reception

Monday, May 8               

  • Breakfast & Presentations
  • Big Island Ag Tour
  • Sheraton Kona Haleo Luau

Tuesday, May 9               

  • Business Session
  • Industry Presentations
  • Reception & Banquet                      

Wednesday, May 10               

  • Board Meeting

The AAGIWA meeting will be held at the same location as the 2015 meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and the program draws upon many of the topics covered at the NASDA meeting.  AAGIWA appreciates the help of the NASDA staff in sharing input on meeting plans and topics.