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Speakers for each Forum are listed along with a link to their presentation if it is available. Also provided is a link to the audio file of each Forum.

October 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
Food and Agriculture Platforms of the Presidential Candidates
Oct. 19, 2016

Representing the Trump Campaign: Sam Clovis, Co-Chair of the Campaign
Representing the Clinton Campaign:  Kathleen Merrigan, Former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Discussion was moderated by Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman
To view video of the Forum from Farm Journal's Ag Day Television, CLICK HERE.

November 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
The Next Farm Bill: What Are the Agendas?
Nov. 30, 2016
Moderator: Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman
Panel Members:
Chuck Conner, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Scott Faber, Environmental Defense Fund
Daren Bakst, Heritage Foundation

September 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
Food and Agriculture Priorities for the Next Administration
 Craig Thorn, DTB Associates
Daniella Taveau, King and Spalding
 Dan Keppen, Family Farm Alliance
Ken Barbic, Western Growers Association

July 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
What Brexit Means for the Global Food System
 Benno van der Laan, Van der Laan Consulting/Greenhouse Communications
 John Dardis, Glanbia
Michael Dwyer, U.S. Grains Council.

April 2016 April 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
The Cost of Poverty in Rural America
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
 Jason Henderson, Purdue University
 Bill Bynum, Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union

January 2016 Farm Foundation Forum
Antibiotic Use in Humans and Animals
Jan. 20, 2016
This Farm Foundation Forum took a broad look at the issue of antimicrobial resistance in both humans and animals. Panel members examined issues and actions in animal health, human health, the retail/market sector and the public policy arena, including what those actions mean domestically and globally.
 Terry Coffey, Smithfield Foods
Steve Solomon, Global Public Health Consulting
 Jerome Lyman, McDonald's Corporation, retired
 Kathy Talkington, Pew Charitable Trusts





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