Next Farm Foundation® Forum on April 27

Free virtual event will explore the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, will host its next virtual Forum, Understanding the EU Farm to Fork Strategy and Its Implications for U.S. Agriculture, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT.

The panelists include experts on the EU and U.S. food and agriculture systems from a variety of perspectives, including economics, U.S. and EU government and non-government organizations:

  • Tassos Haniotis, Director – Strategy, Simplification and Policy Analysis in the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission
  • Alan Hardacre, Director of Public Affairs, CropLife Europe
  • Marta Messa, Director, Slow Food Europe
  • Jayson Beckman, Senior Economist, USDA Economic Research Service
  • Maros Ivanic, Agricultural Economist, USDA Economic Research Service

Haniotis, Hardacre and Messa will provide commentary and analysis of the European agricultural policy agenda. Beckman and Ivanic, co-authors of the report, “Economic and Food Security Impacts of Agricultural Input Reduction Under the European Union Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies,” will discuss their recent analysis and provide context to understand the impact to the U.S.

Trade expert Bill Bryant, Chairman of Bryant Christie Inc. and Farm Foundation Trade Advisory committee member, will moderate the panel.

“The EU Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal and its ambitious agenda to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050,” said Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation President and CEO. “This will have ripple effects throughout the food and agricultural value chain not just in Europe, but around the world. This prestigious panel will provide important insights and context to help attendees advance their understanding of these policies and their impact.”

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers, food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines and members of the media are all encouraged to attend. Register at

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