Farm Journal Forum 2014

Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

*The agenda is tentative and subject to change.

"Farming Smarter in the Face of
New Challenges and Opportunities”
December 10th and 11th, 2014 • Washington, DC

Wed., Dec. 10

6:30 pm: Registration

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception in the Montpelier Room
                        Presentation: Alliance to Feed the Future 
                        Communicator of the Year Award

Thurs., Dec. 11

Program Moderator: Charlene Finck, Senior VP of Editorial and
                                Content Development, Farm Journal Media

7:30 am: Newsmaker Breakfast: The Honorable, Debbie Stabenow,
              Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, 
              Nutrition & Forestry

8:30 am: Welcome: Tricia Beal,
              CEO of Farm Journal Foundation

8:45 am: General Session: Global Ag Economic Outlook
              with Bruce Scherr, Chairman of the Board & CEO 
              Emeritus, Informa Economics

9:45 am: Panel: “The Youth Quotient"
              Moderator: Dennis Dimick, National Geographic
              Panelists: Amelia Woods, Tyson Foods Ag Ambassador;
              Greg Peterson, The Peterson Farm Bros.; Anna Sumi,
              GW Planet Forward; Mallory Weber, HungerU Crew Member

10:45 am: BREAK

11:00 am: Trade Policy Panel: "Is Doha Dead?"
                Moderator: Dr. Stephanie Mercier, Senior Policy &
                                  Advocacy Adviser, Farm Journal Foundation
                Panelists: Amb. Darci Vetter, USTR Chief Agricultural
                Negotiator; Nicholas Giordano, Vice President & Council
                for International Affairs, National Pork Producers
                Council; Ellen Terpstra, President & CEO of
                International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy

Noon: Break

12:15 pm: Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Tom Vilsack,
                U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

1:30 pm: Panel: “Beyond the Farm Gate"

              Moderator: A.G. Kawamura, Co-Chair,
                               Solutions from the Land             
              Panelists: John Paul Pendergrass, Pendergrass Cattle
              Company, Arkansas; Jerry Stahr, Stahr Farm, Nebraska;
              Dr. Yemisi Jeff-Agboola, AWARD Fellow, University of
              Missouri; Donavon Taves, Taves Bayou Planting

2:45 pm: Break

3:00 pm: General Session: Keynote Speaker: Mike Stern,
               President & COO, The Climate Corporation

4:00 pm: Closing Session: "Packing Political Punch"
              Mini-Think Tank 
Hosted by Sara Wyant,

5 pm: Adjourn

Executive Summary: “In the nation’s capital, thought leaders spend a great deal of time diagnosing problems and debating their causes in different policy silos. Across the globe, the public sector, private sector and individuals are developing solutions to these problems and at Farm Journal Foundation we believe every individual can have a role to play given the proper platform. The 2014 Farm Journal Forum is dedicated to highlighting solutions that will help position our industry globally to confront major challenges and leverage opportunities arising from changes in our food and agriculture system.”


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