Time is running out to join the Alliance on “The Journey to Extraordinary”

Registration for the 2015 Stakeholders Summit open through May 4th


April 29, 2015 – Registration remains open through Monday, May 4th for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2015 Stakeholders Summit, themed “The Journey to Extraordinary.” The Summit, set for May 6-7, 2015 in Kansas City, MO., will explore animal agriculture’s continuous efforts to embrace new technologies that will help feed a growing population while measuring sustainability, engage consumers in innovative ways to bridge the knowledge gap, and highlight initiatives that demonstrate agriculture’s commitment to transparency.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dennis Dimick, executive editor of National Geographic who was responsible for the 2014 “Future of Food” series
  • Brad Scott, a California dairy farmer who was featured on the reality television show Undercover Boss
  • Jeff Fromm, author of Marketing to Millennials
  • Cameron Bruett, head, corporate affairs, JBS USA & Pilgrim’s

Additionally, the event will offer panels and roundtable discussions on current issues, including:

  • Radical transparency and consumer trust, featuring Fair Oaks Farms and Cooper Farms
  • Farm security and crisis management, with speakers from the FBI’s Agri-Terrorism Unit, Hybrid Turkeys and Charleston|Orwig
  • Defining and measuring sustainability, including representatives from Nestle, U.S. Poultry and the Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • State, federal and global policy trends impacting animal agriculture
  • Fueling livestock profitability

“If you work in or with animal agriculture, this year’s Summit is an event you need to attend,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “The networking opportunities with top leaders all along the food chain are invaluable. When you combine that with the dynamic lineup of speakers we’ve assembled to cover the top issues of today and tomorrow, you get a one-of-a-kind event. If you haven’t done so already, I can’t encourage you enough to make plans to join us.”

The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference, ideal for networking across sectors of the food chain as it is attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislators, universities and government agencies. The 2015 event, set in Kansas City, Mo., will be the first edition of the Summit held outside of the Washington, DC area.

Registration for the one-and-a-half day event is $425 for Alliance members and $475 for non-members; $375 for those in government or academia. Media and students interested in registering should contact Hannah Thompson. Registration is open through May 4th. Registration materials and a full event schedule can be found on the Summit website.

This year, the Summit will be held at the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Our event room block at the Intercontinental is sold out, but there are many other hotels in the area that can be searched and viewed using www.hotels.com.

As always, the Alliance’s Stakeholders Summit will be social!  Be sure to follow the hashtag #AAA15 for updates about the event.  For general questions about the Summit please contact summit@animalagalliance.org or call (703) 562-1411.

Get involved:

Show your support for the Alliance’s engagement efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today!  Current 2015 sponsors include U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, Vance Publishing, Meatingplace, the Farm Credit System, Watt Global Media, Elanco Animal Health, American Feed Industry Association, United Soybean Board, Iowa Soybean Association, National Biodiesel Board, Protect the Harvest, American Veal Association, National Turkey Federation, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council, GMO Answers, Food Industry Environmental Network, Kemin, Kansas Livestock Association, Brakke Consulting, AgriBeef, Kansas Farm Bureau, Dairy Max, GNP Company, the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, North Carolina Farm Bureau, Boehringer Ingelheim and other partners.

Please contact Kay Johnson Smith, president and CEO, at (703) 562-1412 to find out how to get involved by sponsoring the event.

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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