2006 Farm Foundation Forums

March 14, 2006

Washington, D.C.

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.

December 2006 Ag Leadership in the 110th Congress
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn).

November 14, 2006 Nutrition Programs
Ellen Vollinger, Food Research and Action Center
Marshall Matz, School Nutrition Association
Rick Leach, Friends of the World Food Program
Doug O’Brien, America’s Second Harvest

October 11, 2006 Research, Extension and Teaching
Jim Richards, spokesman for CREATE 21—Creating Research, Extension and Teaching Excellence for the 21st Century
Ken Farrell, professor emeritus at the University of California and a former administrator of USDA’s Economic Research Service.

September 13, 2006 National Agricultural, Food and Public Policy Preference Survey
Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska
Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Federation

June 21, 2006 Natural Resources, Conservation and Green Payments
Ralph Grossi, American Farmland Trust
Otto Doering, Purdue University

May 17, 2006 Budget Challenges and the Farm Bill
 Chip Conley, House Agriculture Committee
Craig Jagger, House Agriculture Committee

April 12, 2006 Goals and Objectives of the New Farm Bill
Cal Dooley, President, Food Products Association
Luther Tweeten, Ohio State University

March 14, 2006 Immigration and Agricultural Labor
Joe Swedberg, Vice President, Hormel Foods
Craig J. Regelbrugge, Co-Chair, Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform
Representatives of the Hispanic Caucus and the Border Caucus


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