2014 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2014

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 – Transportation Challenges for Agriculture
Eric Jessup, Informa Economics
John H. Miller, BNSF Railroad
Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition
Jon Samson, Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of American Truckers Associations
Moderator: Mark S. Scholl, J&M Scholl Inc.


Sept. 17, 2014 – Water Quality, Agriculture and WOTUS
Sept. 17, 2014
Gene Schmidt, Indiana grain farmer and past president of National Association of Conservation Districts
Tracy Mehan, National Source Water Protection Coordinator, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, and former assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


July 14, 2014The Soil Renaissance
Wayne Honeycutt, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Jimmy Kinder, Oklahoma farmer/rancher
Klaas Martens, New York state organic farmer
John Larson, National Association of Conservation Districts.
Review the Soil Renaissance Strategic Plan


April 9, 2014 – Geopolitical Uncertainty in Agriculture and Energy Markets
Gary Blumenthal, World Perspectives
Charles Doran, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Brian T. Oleson, University of Manitoba
Vincent Smith, Montana State University


Feb. 14, 2014 Implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act
Christopher Waldrop, Consumer Federation of America
Richard Gilmore, GIC Group
Dennis Nuxoll, Western Growers
Paul Muller, Full Belly Farm
CLICK HERE for the video of the C-SPAN 2 broadcast of the Forum.

View interviews with the presenters at the Farm Foundation YouTube site.



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