The Protein Highway | Christina Connelly, Consulate of Minneapolis How Manitoba Attracted a Billion Dollars in Private Investments! | Minister Ralph Eichler, Manitoba Gene Editing and Agriculture | Gene Harrington, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Texas Knows Agriculture Needs Broadband | Representative Doc Anderson, Texas
Doc Anderson has served as a small animal veterinarian in Waco since 1981. Representative Anderson was first elected to the house in 2004. Anderson also serves as Chairman of the Texas Legislative Rural Caucus. Read more about Charles "Doc" Anderson
Christina Connelly has served as Trade Commissioner for Agri-Food at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis since 2014, where her role is to facilitate trade and investment opportunities between Canada and the US-Upper Midwest in agriculture and food. Previously, Christina worked for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for seven years managing international trade programs and bioenergy policy efforts. Read more about Christina Connelly
Gene Harrington joined BIO as Director of State Advocacy and State Government Affairs for Food and Agriculture in 2015. He previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs of the National Pest Management Association. Read more about Gene Harrington
Ralph Eichler was first elected as the MLA in 2003. In 2016, he was sworn in as Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture. Ralph is the former owner and operator of Prairie Farm and Ranch Supply, and currently owns Ray’s Auction Service. He has been a board member of SARL for more than a decade. Read more about Ralph Eichler
Don Brown has worked for Cargill for 18 years, the last 7 as Director of Government Relations. Prior to that he works as a tax counsel on state and local taxes for Cargill. Deloitte & Touche and the Minnesota Dept. of Revenue. Read more about Don Brown
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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.