Speakers to explore “Postmodern Animal Ag” and “Sharing Your Roots” at 2018 Stakeholders Summit

Registration for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s Summit available online through May 1

April 25, 2018 – “Postmodern Animal Ag Begins Now” and “Sharing Your Roots” will be topics of panel discussions at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2018 Stakeholders Summit set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Online registration is open through May 1. To register, visit http://animalagalliance.org/summit.

On the first panel, Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food Tank, Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs at North American Meat Institute and Dallas Hockman, vice president of industry affairs at National Pork Producers Council will talk about what the future holds for animal agriculture. They will take a look at how various forces will influence farm, ranch and industry decisions. The panel will be moderated by Chuck Jolley, president at Jolley & Associates.

The “Sharing Your Roots” panel will bring together Jenny Splitter, a freelance food, science and health writer, Tamara Hinton, president at Story Partners and Phil Brasher, senior editor at AgriPulse. The panelists will discuss best practices when communicating with media and how to effectively share your story.

Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtags #AAA18 and #ProtectYourRoots for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact summit@animalagalliance.org or call (703) 562-5160.

Thank you to our 2018 Summit sponsors: Watt Global Media, Farm Journal Media, Meatingplace, National Pork Producers Council, American Feed Industry Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, United Soybean Board, Elanco, Council for Biotechnology Information, DairyMAX/Western Dairy Association, Farm Credit Council, National Turkey Federation, Summit Livestock Facilities, United Egg Producers, Cobb-Vantress Inc., National Biodiesel Board, Protect the Harvest, The Mosaic Company, Agri Beef, American Veal Association, BPI Technology, Inc., Food Industry Environmental Network, Fur Commission USA, Kemin, National Chicken Council, Vivayic, American Farm Bureau Federation, Kglobal, North Carolina Farm Bureau, Eggland’s Best and Brakke Consulting, Inc.

The Alliance also thanks the following members for their continued support of Summit and other

Alliance programs: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Merck Animal Health, Charleston|Orwig, Diamond V, Zoetis, Alltech, Inc., Aviagen Group, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, Cargill, Cattle Empire, LLC, Genus PLC – PIC/ABS, Hendrix Genetics, Hy-Line North America LLC, Nutrien, Provimi North America, Inc., Seaboard Foods LLC, Smithfield Hog Production and Iowa Soybean Board.

About the Alliance:

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation.

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