Important Speaker Addition to the Agriculture, Conservation and Food Industry Representatives Converging on Washington, D.C., Tomorrow

Important speaker addition to the agriculture, conservation and food industry representatives converging on Washington, D.C., tomorrow.

Key speaker addition:

Elizabeth "Tate" Bennett, Agriculture Advisor to EPA Administrator & Associate Administrator for the Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education Environmental Protection Agency, has been added to the list of commentators.

Two newsworthy announcements:

America's Conservation Ag Movement, a public, private, nongovernmental organization partnership to drive the adoption of sustainable and conservation-friendly agriculture practices is underway. Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will be unveiled.

Hosted by Farm Journal's Trust in Food and Farm Journal Foundation, the event will feature a panel of agricultural leaders highlighting new and emerging conservation initiatives.

WHAT

U.S. Initiative to Expand Conservation and Sustainability in Agriculture

WHO

The Honorable Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA The Honorable Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA Andy Weber, CEO, Farm Journal Tricia Beal, CEO, Farm Journal Foundation Mitch Rouda, President, Trust in Food Jon Doggett, CEO, National Corn Growers Association Dana Bolden, SVP External Affairs and Sustainability, Corteva Agriscience Molly Phillips Fogarty, SVP Corporate and Government Affairs, Nestle´ USA Craig LeSchack, Interim Chief Conservation Officer, Ducks Unlimited Heather Hampton+Knodle, Vice President, Knodle, Ltd. Sara Wyant, President, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. Elizabeth "Tate" Bennett, Agriculture Advisor to EPA Administrator & Associate Administrator for the Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education Environmental Protection Agency

Event speakers and sponsors will be available for interviews following the program.

WHEREMandarin Oriental, Grand Ballroom C
1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

WHEN Friday, July 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

About the Modern Agriculture Garden on the National Mall,
July 2019 - October 2020
The first-ever coalition of agribusiness partners and associations have come together to help visitors experience and learn about modern agriculture by showcasing various plantings and technologies in a garden display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. through October 2020. This Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer immersive experience brings forward the voice of the farmer via kiosks with touchscreens, diverse planted crops and new ag technologies all supported by a mobile phone walking tour and educational app.

About America's Conservation Ag Movement
A project of Trust In Food, America's Conservation Ag Movement, challenges the agriculture community, with its long proud history of good conservation and stewardship, to rise to the next level of safekeeping of soil, water and air. The program is a partnership of public, private and nongovernmental organizations designed to more widely share data, research, educational and engagement tools to help all segments of agriculture meet the expectations of the public. Communication, education, online resources and on-the-ground peer-to-peer sharing in watersheds across the nation will support multiple and diverse efforts to improve the environmental outcomes of agriculture and build a more sustainable food supply.

About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation's leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 142 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, Farm Journal established the nonprofit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to help sustain agriculture's ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

About Trust in Food
Trust In Food™ is a purpose-driven division of Farm Journal dedicated to rebuilding consumer confidence in the U.S. agricultural value chain by partnering with farmers and ranchers to accelerate conservation agriculture practice adoption and maintenance benefiting land, water, air and the financial health of farm businesses. It advances this mission through data science, research, strategic communications and the omnichannel Farm Journal platform in collaboration with conservation organizations, government agencies, agribusinesses, food companies and retailers, and other foodsystem stakeholders.

About Farm Journal Foundation
Farm Journal Foundation (FJF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with the mission of sustaining agriculture's ability to meet the needs of a growing population. Key issues of the organization include global food security, agriculture research and development and conservation agriculture. To advance these priorities, FJF leverages an integrated advocacy platform comprised of farmers and producers, next generation farmers and national policy makers. For more information visit: www.farmjournalfoundation.org.

Source: Farm Journal


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