2013 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2013

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.

Dec. 4, 2013 – The Future of Federal Conservation Programs
Bruce Knight, Strategic Conservation Solutions
Marcus Maier, Indian Creek Watershed Project
Eric Lindstrom, Ducks Unlimited
Don Bauman, North Dakota farmer


Nov. 6, 2013 – The Evolution of the Farm Bill
Joe Outlaw, Texas A&M University
Michael Dimock, Roots of Change
Helen Jensen, Iowa State University
Jon Scholl, University of Illinois
Kip Tom, Tom Farms


Sept. 11, 2013 – Broadband Services in Rural America
CLICK HERE to view the archived webcast of this Forum session.
Ann Jorgensen, Iowa farmer
Sharon Strover, University of Texas
Jessica Zufolo, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Mark Lewellen, Spectrum Advocacy at Deere and Company
John Windhausen Jr., Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition


July 17, 2013 – Food and Agricultural Issues in the U.S.-EU trade talks
Click HERE to view the archived webcast of the event.
Sue Taylor, Leprino Foods Company
Matthew O’Mara, Biotechnology Industry Organization
William Kerr, University of Saskatchewan
David Biltchik, Consultants International Group
Craig Thorn, DTB Associates


April 3, 2013 – Natural Gas Extraction–Impacts on Rural America
Larry Sanders and Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University, authors of the policy brief, Natural Gas Extraction: Issues and Policy Options
Brian Rahm, New York State Water Resources Institute
Lee Fuller, Indepedendent Petroleum Association of America
Erick Coolidge, Pennsylvania dairy farmer and Tioga County Commissioner


March 2013 – Role of Ag and Forestry in Sustainable Production and Ecosystems
A webcast of the Forum was archived and is available for viewing through August:
A.G. Kawamura, Orange County Produce, LLC and Solutions From the Land Co-Chair
Tom Lovejoy, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, and Solutions From the Land Co-Chair
Larkin Martin, Martin Farms, Courtland, Ala.
Cassie Phillips, Weyerhaeuser Corporation, Federal Way, Wash.
Patrick O’Toole, Ladder Livestock Company, LLC, Savery, Wyo.


Feb. 6, 2013 – Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Dairy Policy
Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation, NFP
Chuck Ahlem, Ahlem Ranch, California
Mitch Davis, Davis Family Dairies, Le Sueur, MN
Deb Erb, Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery, Landaff, NH
Mary Ledman, Keough Ledman and Associates
Sue M. Taylor, Leprino Foods, Denver, CO

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