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Plenary Sessions

July 15, 2019

Opening Session
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8
8:00 am to 9:00 am

Welcome from Agriculture and Agrifood | Canada Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Ag/Rural Economy | Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Dean, Purdue
     Opening Session: Henderson Ag and Rural Economy


Water Quality Regulations and Issues
Stephen AB
4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Minnesota | Representative Paul Anderson

Iowa | Representative John Wills

Wisconsin | Secretary Sheila Harsdorf

Kansas | Senator Carolyn McGinn

Indiana | Senator Sue Glick


Idaho | Senator Jim Guthrie

South Dakota | Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden

Novel Water Storage Solutions | Doug Jones, Growers for Biotechnology


July 16, 2019

Annual Meeting
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8
8:30 am to 9:00 am
  • • Elections
  • • Introduction of New Officers
  • • Resolutions
  • • Introduction of Executive Director Candidates

Influencing Tomorrow’s Plate
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8
9:15 am to 10:15 pm

Building Trust in Food & Farming and the Role of Governments | Kim McConnell, Founder of AgFarm

Effective Food and Ag Communication: It Takes a Village | Erin MacGregor, Founder of How to Eat


Emerging Issues
Imperial Ballroom 4, 6 & 8
10:15 am to 11:15 am

African Swine Fever | Cody McKinley, National Pork Producers Association
McKinley - African Swine Fever

Prion Diseases, BSE and CWD | Dr. Kevin Keough, Prion Research Institute
Keough - Prion Disease and Dementias

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