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2019 Farm Foundation Forums

January 1, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019: Incentivizing Conservation Agriculture
Panelists:
Joseph Somers, Vice President at IHS Markit (formerly Informa Agribusiness Consulting);
Kevin Norton, Associate Chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service;
Dr. Kris Johnson, Associate Director for Science and Planning, The Nature Conservancy; and
Gary Price, a Texas rancher and member of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Steering Committee.

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July 23, 2019: The New Biotechnology Regulatory Regime
Panelists:
Fan-Li Chou, Ph.D., Biology Coordinator in the Office of Pest Management Policy at USDA;
Mike Mendelsohn, Chief of the Emerging Technologies Branch of the Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division in the Office of Pesticide Programs at EPA;
Laura Epstein, Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at FDA; and
Stanley Abramson of Arent Fox LLP.

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April 23, 2019: Human Capital Challenges in the Food and Agriculture Sector
Panelists:
Lou Kozma, Hirzel Farms, Luckey, Ohio
Drew Ratterman, Corteva Agriscience
Robert Foster, Foster Brothers Farm, Middlebury, VT
Cathann Kress, Ohio State University
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March 4, 2019: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives on Trans Pacific Trade
Panelists were:
Dominque van der Mensbrugghe, Purdue University
Don Buckingham, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

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Feb. 5, 2019: The Realities of Implementing the 2018 Farm Bill
Opening comments were made by:
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Steve Censky, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Steve Censky.
Panelists were:
Barry Flinchbaugh, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University
Tara Smith, Vice President of Federal Affairs with Michael Torrey Associates
Alan Bjerga, Senior Vice President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation.

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