The last year has been a wild ride for agriculture and rural communities. Our farmers, rural residents and legislatures have been facing numerous challenges and opportunities. As state and provincial legislators responsible for adjusting and implementing the policies that address food production, natural resource management and rural development, we hear from everyone with an issue related to economic development, food, fiber or energy production. It is beyond difficult for us to stay informed on every issue that impacts our rural communities.
That is where State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) and the Legislative Agriculture Chairs (LAC) Summit comes in. Since 2001, the LAC Summit has been providing a non-partisan unparalleled educational opportunity for elected state and provincial officials with an interest in agriculture and rural communities to work together, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.
The agenda for the 2016 Summit will focus on the issues that you face as a leader in rural policy. Summit site visits provide a glimpse of agriculture in Denver.
Carolyn Orr, Ph.D.
State Ag and Rural Leaders
fax (765) 893-8286
The State Ag and Rural Leaders group was formed as a 501 c(3) non-profit in 2006 at the 5th Annual Legislative Ag Chairs Summit in Tempe, Arizona. The first Legislative Ag Chairs Summit was in Dallas in 2002.