AgVocacy Forum 2017

AgVocacy Forum 2017

AgVocacy Forum San Antonio Texas 2017
AgVocacy Forum San Antonio Texas 2017

AgVocacy Forum 2017

February 28 – March 1, 2017, starting 12:00 p.m. CST

We are covering the 2017 AgVocacy Forum live from San Antonio, Texas. This annual event brings together great minds in the realms of agriculture, technology, policy and sustainability to discuss the challenges and opportunities we all face in terms of global food production for a growing population.

The lineup of speakers and panelists for the AgVocacy Forum will present attendees with diverse perspectives and experiences as they relate to science, Ag and food. Some of our panelists include: Louisa Burwood-Taylor, chief editor of AgFunderNews; Dr. John Goldberg, founder of Science Based Strategies and former long-time adviser on the House Ag Committee; Vivian Howard, chef and owner of Chef & The Farmer in Kinston, N.C., and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life;” David Rosenberg, CEO of AeroFarms; representatives from Campbell’s, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Feeding America; growers from various U.S. geographies, researchers, among others.

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  •  In 2016, the federal government passed a law to establish national standards for labeling food containing ingredients that are genetically engineered, directing the USDA to begin the process of deciding what exactly food manufacturers will be required to label. As a result, over the next few years food producers will have to provide more information to consumers about the genetically engineered contents of their products. These new regulations will likely impact farmers’ marketing plans, marketing materials and business planning. Speakers include Randy Russell, president and CEO, The Russell Group (Coalition for Safe & Affordable Food), Roger Lowe, VP Communications, Grocery Manufacturers Association and Kelly Johnson, VP of Government Affairs, CPG company, Campbell’s

  •  Integrating new technologies and developing viable alternatives is vital to sparking innovation in the agriculture business. It’s imperative for sustainably meeting the growing demand. How should policy and regulatory bodies optimize their processes to keep up with constantly evolving technologies? Can the fast-paced world of science and the methodical realm of policy find a mutual rhythm? Speakers include Dr. John Goldberg, founder, Science Based Strategies and Wayne Parrott, professor, University of Georgia.

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