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2017  Forums

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.

November 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
A New Paradigm for Conservation Work?
Nov. 1, 2017
 Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois
Josette Lewis, Environmental Defense Fund
Laura Peterson, Syngenta
 John Piotti, American Farmland Trust

October 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
The Task of Rebuilding Rural Infrastructure
Oct. 3, 2017
 Mark Burton, Director of Transportation economics at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research
 Jannine Miller, Senior Advisor on Rural Infrastructure to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
Nick Tindall, Senior Director, Government and Industry Relations, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
 Robbie Boone, VP of Government Affairs, Farm Credit Council

September 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
September 19, 2017
U.S. Agricultural Innovations: Changes Needed for Global Competition

Ken Ash, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Catherine Moreddu, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
 Margaret Zeigler, Global Harvest Initiative

June 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
June 21, 2017
Nutrition and Agriculture: A Natural Partnership
 Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois
Karen Siebert, Harvesters--The Community Food Network
 Skye Cornell, Wholesome Wave

May 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
What's in Store for Food and Agriculture Regulations?
May 24, 2017
Rebeckah Adcock, Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and USDA Regulatory Reform Officer
Dr. Mike Strain, Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and 2016-17 President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
Mark Scholl, President, J and M Scholl Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Farm Foundation

April 2017 Farm Foundation Forum
The Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement
 Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers
 Bob Stallman, Texas farmer and former President of the American Farm Bureau Federation
Melissa San Miguel, Senior Director of Global Strategies, Grocery Manufacturers Association





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