An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2019 Southeast Customer Meeting will feature presentations from leading experts on the economy, the political environment, business leadership, and other important topics and trends. Our program is designed to provide directors and managers valuable knowledge, insight and information they can use every day in both their business and personal lives.

Who will benefit

We welcome managers and directors of all CoBank customer and partner organizations, including:

  • Agricultural cooperatives and other agribusiness enterprises
  • Rural electric cooperatives
  • Rural water companies
  • Rural communications service providers
  • Farm Credit System banks and associations

There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses. Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability. Dress code for this meeting is business casual. You may wish to wear a jacket for dinner, but ties are not required.

For further information, contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034

CoBank respectfully requests that you be considerate of all our customers when reserving hotel rooms at our conference hotels.  Please make reservations only for confirmed, registered meeting attendees rather than reserving a large block of rooms for potential attendees.  While we understand that you want to ensure space for your board and management teams, this practice creates artificial sell-out situations and prevents other customers from staying at the conference hotel.  Additionally, please cancel rooms you will not use as soon as possible to make space for others who are on a waiting list to get in.

To make your hotel reservation online, please click here or call the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island at 888-239-1217 and mention CoBank to receive the preferred room rate of $299. The number of rooms available at this rate is limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible, but no later than March 7, 2019. A deposit of one night’s room and tax will be required for each room booked.

If you need to cancel your reservation at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, please do so 7 days prior to arrival date to avoid cancellation charges.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. / Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Only valet parking is available at the Ritz-Carlton at a rate of $26 per night.

For more information, please click here to visit the hotel website.

For further information, contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at

Each attendee is welcome to register one spouse or adult guest to attend the scheduled meal functions, including the welcome dinner with guest speaker, Gene Kranz. To make this process easier, you can add your guest as part of your registration by simply adding their name to the Guest Registration section and then indicating the total number of attendees for each meal function.

Please note that due to space constraints, only one adult guest per invited attendee can be included and pre-registration is required. Thank you for your consideration, so that we may accommodate all our customers who would like to attend.

Important: If you are registering on behalf of another individual, please use the attendee’s email address when beginning the process below so that their registration information will be unique. Each attendee must use a unique email address or the previous registration information will be overwritten. If you would like to receive copies of the confirmation details, please enter your email address in the "CC Email Address" field when entering the attendee’s personal information.

If you are registering more than one person from your organization, click on “Add Another Registrant” and complete their information as well.

Once you have completed the information for all registrants, be sure to click on “Submit” in order to finalize your attendance at the meeting. Once you have completed this process, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your registration is incomplete.

Please contact CoBank Corporate Communications at 303-740-4040 or by email at for assistance.

Cancellation Policy

If you and/or your guest are unable to attend the meeting, it is required that you cancel your online registration at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the meeting

To cancel, use the link in your email registration confirmation or send a notice of cancellation to

Thank you for your courtesy in this regard as late cancellations and no-shows represent a significant cost to CoBank.