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Farm Foundation 30-Year Challenge Policy Conference

Farm Foundation 30-Year Challenge Policy Conference focused on the role of public policies in addressing the challenges agriculture and the food system face in providing food, feed, fiber and fuel to a growing world over the next 30 years. 

webcast of the Oct. 27, 2009, conference is available for review. The conference took place at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

"This conference continues the purpose of Farm Foundation's 30-Year Challenge project—to build awareness of the challenges before agriculture and the food system and to promote discussion of options to address those challenges," says Farm Foundation President Neil Conklin.  

Honored at the conference were winners of Farm Foundation's 30-Year Policy Competition.

           9:00 a.m.   The Role of Public Policy
                             Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation

 9:15 a.m.   The Role of Public Policy in Agricultural Research
                   Moderator: Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation
                   Dr. Rajiv Shah, USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics

10:00 a.m.   Break

10:15 a.m.   The Role of Public Policy in Global Trade
                   Moderator: John Hardin, Hardin Farms
                   Clayton Yeutter, Hogan and Hartson, LLP

11:00 a.m.   Building the Next Generation of Public Policies
                   Moderator: Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State University
                   Panel members:
                   Michel Petit, Institut Agronomique Méditerranéen de Montpellier
                   Ken Roberts, Kraft Foods 
                   Daniel Gustafson, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
                   Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union
                   William Motes, Overall Winner, Farm Foundation 30-Year Policy Competition

12:30 p.m.   Luncheon   

1:30 p.m.    Recognition of 30-Year Challenge Policy Competition Winners
                   Moderator: Neil Conklin, Farm Foundation
                   Grand Prize and Global Markets and Recession Challenge Area
                   William Motes

                   Global Food Security Challenge Area
                   Jean-Phillippe Gervais, North Carolina State University

          Global Energy Security Challenge Area
          Chad Helwinckel and Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, University of Tennessee

          Climate Change Challenge Area - Two shared winners
          Loni Kemp, Kemp Consulting
          Tristan Brown, Dermont Hayes and Robert Brown, Iowa State University

          Competition for Natural Resources Challenge Area
          Dean Lemke and Shawn Richmond, Iowa Department of
          Agriculture and Land Stewardship

          Global Economic Development Challenge Area
          Gregory Vaughan

  1:30 p.m.   The Role of Public Policy in Global Resource Issues 
     Moderator: Sheldon Jones, Farm Foundation
                    Erik Peterson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 3:00 p.m.    The Day’s Discussions
                    Ralph Grossi  





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