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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  •  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.

  •  For years, rural America has faced concerns about its lessening population, declining work force vitality as well as increasing health problems, all of which have contributed to slower economic growth relative to that of urban areas. Additionally, with the possibility of changing immigration policies, this means assessing the future of what these workforces will look like. In this session,

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