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Farm Foundation, NFP organizes these public forums to engage a full range of stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies. Participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy proposals, and give voice to new proposals. Speakers provide brief topic summaries, with the majority of time devoted to discussion. The opinions and views expressed at Farm Foundation Forums are solely those of the speakers, and do not represent those of Farm Foundation, NFP.


CLICK HERE to listen to the audio of the Oct. 19 Forum, Food and Agriculture Platforms of the Presidential Candidates.
Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan represented Hillary Clinton.
Trump Campaign Co-Chair Sam Clovis represented Donald Trump.
Moderating the conversation was Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman.

THE NEXT FORUM will be Nov. 30, 2016.

TOPIC:  To be determined

To be determined

THIS FORUM WILL BE AUDIOCAST.  Those participants viewing by audiocast will hear the discussions, view the PowerPoints and participate in the question and answer session.  The audiocast is made possible by a grant from Farm Credit. 

REGISTRATION: There is no charge to participate in the Forum but registration is requested.

REGISTER HERE to attend the Forum in person at the National Press Club.

To participate in the Forum via audiocast REGISTER HERE.

For those unable to attend in person or listen to the live audiocast, an audio file of the Forum discussions is posted in the Forum Archives (access below) after the event.

Future Forums: 
Nov. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2017
March 14, 2017

Who should participate: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, Embassy staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, nutritionists, the medical community, feeding organizations, rural development interests and members of the media.

The Forums fit the Farm Foundation, NFP mission to work as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster a deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions. Farm Foundation has an 83-year history of objectivity. It does not lobby or advocate. The Forums are opportunities to identify evolving issues, explore options to address those issues, and understand the potential consequences of those options.

The Forums have been ongoing since February 2006.

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