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2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit DC
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When: Monday, March 23, 2020
7 AM- 5 PM
Where: National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

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2020 Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit

National Press Club, Main ballroom

March 23, 2020

Harvesting Perspectives: The Critical Links Between Food Security and National Security

7:00 Registration

8:00 Welcome, Agri-Pulse Founder and Editor Sara Wyant

8:15 Kip Tom, U.S. representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture

9: 00 House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson

9:30 Break

10:00 Is the U.S. Food Supply Really Secure? A closer look at the biggest challenges in agriculture biosecurity at home and abroad

Alan Rudolph, V.P. for Research, Colorado State University

Everett Hoekstra, President, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian, National Pork Producers Council

11:00 Jeff Simmons, President and CEO, Elanco

11:40 Rep. Mike Conaway

12:00 Break for lunch

12:45 Sec. of State Mike Pompeo – The crucial role ag plays in national security (invited)

1:30 Sen. Debbie Stabenow

1:50 Innovations in addressing environmental challenges and securing food production

Indigo Agriculture CEO David Perry

Land O’ Lakes Chief Technology Officer, Teddy Bekele

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

3:00 Break

3:30 A General’s perspective on food security and national security

Retired U.S. Army General William “Kip” Ward, Inaugural Commander, U.S. Africa Command

4:20 Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (invited)

4:40 Closing Comments

5:00 Agri-Pulse Customer Appreciation Reception

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