2011 Legislative Ag Chairs Summit Partners

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agrium U.S.
Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency LTD
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Feed Industry Association
American Veal Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Animal Agriculture Alliance
Animal Health Institute
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Bayer Animal Health
Bayer CropScience
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Bryan Cave LLP
Government of Canada
Canadian Pork Council
The Catfish Institute
CF Industries
Council for Biotechnology Information
The Council of State Governments
CropLife America
CVR Energy
Deere & Company
Dow AgroSciences
Elanco Animal Health 
Farm Credit Services
Feld/Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey
Global Animal Management
Growth Energy
Hormel Foods
Industry Task Force on 2-4D
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
International Bottled Water Association
J.R. Simplot Company
Land O'Lakes
Monsanto Company 
National Corn Growers
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Farmers Union
National Pork Producers Council
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
North American Equipment Dealers Association
Olds College
Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz
Poet Energy
Sparboe Farms
The Fertilizer Institute
United Egg Producers
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Wine America
state ag and rural leaders

Legislative Agricultural Chairs XI | January 6-8, 2012 | Washington, DC

Registration for elected officials & speakers is available here.
Registration for everyone else is available here.
A printable brochureis available here.
Information on and for sponsors can be found here.
Logistical and Practical information for attendees will be available soon.
A preliminary agenda for the summit is available to the here.
brief printable agenda is available here.
A full printable agenda is available here.
Speaker Bios are available here.
A participant list is avaiable here.
List of private sector participants is available here.
Information on the Jake Flake Travel Scholarship is available here.

Preliminary Agenda

click here for a brief agenda  |  click here for a full agenda

Thursday, January 5, 2012

7:00 pm Reception
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City

Friday, January 6, 2012

7:00 am Buffet Breakfast
8:00 am Buses leave for Hill
9:00 am Listening Session with Congressional Representatives and Profession Staff
Russell Senate Office Building
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Transfer to USDA South Building
Listening Session with key Agency Personnel
Issi Siddiqui, U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agriculture Negotiator (confirmed)
Doug O'Brien, Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development (confirmed)
Michael Scuse, Deputy Undersecretary fpr Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
David White, Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Services (confirmed)
Elisabeth Hagen, Underscretary for Food Safety
Lisa Jackson, Administrator, EPA
Breaking newsThere has been an invitation to have a breifing from White House staff
at the Eisenhower Office Bldg.  This may require a change in the format of Friday.
More information as it becomes available.
6:00 pm Reception at United States Botanical Garden
8:00 pm Dinner on own or take buses back to Hyatt 

Saturday, January 7, 2012 (all sessions at Hyatt)

Strengthening Our Own, As World Demand Grows

8:00 am Welcome
8:15 am Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
9:00 am How state/provincial policy makers can support our producers and communities
Panel Discussio
Dr. Bruce Chassey, University of Illinois (confirmed)
Dr. Jude Capper, Washington State University (confirmed)
Laura Barringer, Global Harvest Initiative (confirmed)
Chuck Hassebrook, Center for Rural Affairs (confirmed)
10:15 am Breakout I
Nutrient Management and Water Quality
             Rich Budell, Florida Department of Agriculture
             Marc Ribaudo, USDA, ERS (confirmed)
             Brent Paterson, Alberta Department of Agriculture
Trade:A Federal-State Partnership
             Peter Thorton, North Carolina Department of Agriculture (confirmed)
             Anne Evans, U.S. Dept of Commerce (confirmed)
Valuation and Taxation of Farmland
             Ray Starling, North Carolina (confirmed)
State/Provincial Meat Inspection Programs
             Dr. Steve Crawford, NH State Veterinarian
11:15 pm Legislation Panel
12:15  pm Lunch
1:45Animal Welfare, State and Provincial Response
  • The European Perspective: Michael Sheldon, Greenway Farms
  • Ohio's Experience; Dr. Tony Forshey, Ohio State Veterinarian

Brief State Updates:

  • Missouri (Senator Brian Munzlinger)
  • Iowa (Representative Annette Sweeney)
  • UEP (Randy Green)
3:00 pm Breakout II
Agriculture Leading Clean Energy
Invasive Species
             Lori Williams, Department of the Interior
             Dr. K. George Beck, Colorado State University
Building Trust in our Food System
              Charlie Arnot, CMA consulting
Rural Communities; Challenges and Opportunities
              Jason Henderson, Kansas City Federal Reserve
              Joe Black, Southern Bancorp Community Partners
4:15 pmUpdate on Food Safety and Certification Programs for Producers
       Miyun Park, Global Animal Partnership
       Dr. Christopher Welsh, University of Maryland
7:00 pmReception
7:45 pmDinner

Sunday, January 8, 2012

7:30 amBuffet Breakfast
Annual Meeting
Officer and Board Elections
9:00 am Optional Meeting Review