2021 Round Table Meetings

June 16-18, 2021 – Virtual
Envisioning the Future of Climate Smart Agriculture

Not all sessions included PowerPoints. Additionally, not all speakers gave permission to post their slides; however, the presentations approved to post are included in the PDF for each session.

Day 1:
Speaker: Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation
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Farmer Perspectives on Climate Smart Agriculture
Moderator: Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation
Ben Riensche, Blue Diamond Farming
Jay Armstrong, Armstrong Farms
Larkin Martin, Martin Farm
Klaas Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain

Virtual Tours: Ladder Ranch, Colorado State University, Charlotte’s Web
Moderator: Kelly Shea, Charlotte’s Web
Eamon O’Toole, Meghan O’Toole Lally, Pat O’Toole and Sharon O’Toole, Ladder Ranch
James Pritchett, Colorado State University
Ray Sitorius, Charlotte’s Web

Meet the Author: Charles C. Mann
Moderator: Del Craig, Craig Farms
Speaker: Charles C. Mann, Author, The Wizard and the Prophet
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Day 2:
Chairman’s Welcome
Speaker: Larkin Martin, Martin Farm
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Solutions from the Land Presentation/Discussion
Moderator: Ernie Shea, Solutions from the Land
A.G. Kawamura, Solutions from the Land/Orange County Produce
Lois Wright Morton, Outwash Terrace Farm
Howard-Yana Shapiro, Resilient Landscapes
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Cultivator Presentations
Moderator: Becky Doyle, HGPF and The Context Network
Shweta Adhikari, University of Georgia | Resume | LinkedIn
Vivian Vuong, University of California, Davis | LinkedIn
Janeva Williams, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University | Resume | LinkedIn
Laura van der Pol, Colorado State University | Resume | LinkedIn
Lacey Lingelbach, University of Florida | Resume | LinkedIn
Octavio Guimaraes, Colorado State University | LinkedIn
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Agricultural and Climate Policy: What’s on the Horizon?
Moderator: Tara Smith, Michael Torrey Associates
John Newton, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Sean Babington, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Patrick Delaney, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry

Sustainable Solutions for Animal Agriculture: Taking the Beef Supply Chain 360˚
Introduction: Joe Swedberg, Hormel Foods Corporation, Retired
Moderator: Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Colorado State University
Kim Brackett, Brackett Ranches LP
Mike Thoren, Five Rivers Cattle Feeding
Mary Kraft, Kraft Family Dairies
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Carbon Markets and Beyond: A Conversation on the Drivers
Moderator: Garth Boyd, The Context Network
Kris Johnson, The Nature Conservancy
Ben Fargher, Cargill
Mitchell Hora
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Day 3:
A Conversation with Dr. Robb Fraley
Moderator: Jim Tobin, Round Table Fellow
Dr. Robb Fraley, World Food Prize Laureate
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Next Gen Panel on Sustainable Agriculture
Moderator: Craig Yunker, CY Farms
Aaron Clark, Cloverleaf Farm/Young Farmer Accelerator
Emily Zakowski, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture/Young Agri-Food Leader
Nicole Ledoux, 88 Acres Foods/Young Agri-Food Leader
Alexis Mena, Universe City/Young Farmer Accelerator

Innovative Technologies that May Transform the Future of Agriculture and the Climate
Moderator: Ed Eggers, Mesa Group/Skyway Foods
Cheri DeJong, AgriVision Farm Management
Anthony Atlas, Climate Ai
Ariën Verwey, New Holland
Allen Van Deynze, University of California, Davis
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Closing Remarks & January 2022 Preview
Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation
Jack Payne, University of Florida, Retired
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Jan. 13-15, 2021 – Virtual
The Future of Animal Agriculture

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Day 1:
Speaker: Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation
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Session One: Trends and Developments in Global Consumer Demand for Animal Protein
Moderator: Gregg Hillyer, DTN/Progressive Farmer
Speakers: David McDonald, OSI Group, LLC
Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance

Introductions, Recognitions, In Memoriam
Speakers: Michael Torrey, Michael Torrey Associates
Lisa Eakman Moon, The Global FoodBanking Network
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Virtual Tour: AquaBounty Technologies
Moderator: Karen Carr, Arent Fox LLP
Speaker: Sylvia Wulf, AquaBounty Technologies

Session Two: U.S. Market Trends & Opportunities for the Future of Protein
Moderator: Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
Speakers: Wendelyn Jones, ILSI North America
Jon Nash, Cargill Protein – North America
David Portalatin, The NPD Group

Day 2:
Welcome Address
Speakers: Larkin Martin, Martin Farm
Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation

Cultivator Presentations
Moderator: Martha King, Farm Foundation
Speakers: Jacob Lehman, University of Florida | Resume
Javier Medina-Sanchez, The Ohio State University | Resume | LinkedIn
Ailie Elmore, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Resume | LinkedIn
Morgan MathisonSlee, Michigan State University | Resume | LinkedIn
Carson Edge, Auburn University | Resume | LinkedIn
Christopher Danner, University of Minnesota | Resume | LinkedIn

Session Three: Threats and Opportunities for Unlocking Protein’s Potential for Human and Animal Health
Moderator: Cliff Becker, Farm Journal
Speakers: Frédéric Leroy, University of Brussels
Elena Rice, Genus Plc
Alan Rudolph, Colorado State University
Eddie Sullivan, SAb Biotherapeutics

Session Four: Climate Change and the Sustainability of Animal Agriculture
Moderator: Cliff Becker, Farm Journal
Speakers: Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis
Tassos Haniotis, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Day 3:
Session Five: Successful American Protein Initiatives Expanding Foreign Markets
Moderator: Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse
Speakers: Bill Even, National Pork Board
Jim Sumner, USA Poultry and Egg Export Council
Krysta Harden, U.S. Dairy Export Council

Session Six: Incoming Administration Preview & Update
Moderator: Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse
Speakers: Senator Heidi Heitkamp, One Country Project
Jonathan Coppess, Gardner Agriculture Policy Program, University of Illinois
Darci Vetter, Edelman
Philip Karsting, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz

Closing Keynote: What’s Next? The Future of Animal Protein
Moderator: Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation
Speakers: Jon Hixson, YUM! Brands
Townsend Bailey, McDonald’s Corporation
Eve Turow-Paul, ETP Insights