U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan returns as moderator of 2018 Summit

Early registration open through April 1

February 1, 2018 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that U.S Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan is returning as the moderator for the 2018 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Va.

Since 2014, Morgan has served as host of the U.S. Farm Report, which has been on air for more than three decades. The program airs weekly on stations coast-to-coast. Morgan grew up in Missouri and has deep agricultural roots, getting started in public speaking through her involvement in The National FFA Organization. After getting her first agricultural broadcasting job in high school, Morgan went on to study agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

This will be Morgan’s second time moderating the Summit.

“The Alliance’s Summit is one of the best events in the agriculture industry,” said Morgan. “It not only brings together people from all sectors of the industry, but talks about issues impacting everyone in the barnyard. With increased interest in agriculture from consumers and pressure from activist groups, the Summit will help attendees protect an industry that they are passionate about both personally and professionally.”

This year’s Summit is themed, “Protect Your Roots.” It will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees will leave with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture.

“Last year’s event sparked a renewed passion among attendees to stand up and take action for animal agriculture,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “This year’s event will tap into that energy to think about how to advance into the future while also celebrating our present and past.”

Early registration rates and hotel discounts are available through April 1, 2018 (as supplies last). Farmers and ranchers can enter the “Protect Your Roots” photo contest for a chance to win a free registration. Entries will be accepted through February 14.

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.

Get involved:

Show your support for the Alliance’s outreach efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! For a complete listing of the 2017 Summit sponsors or to see the 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.animalagalliance.org/summit. For more information, contact Allyson Jones-Brimmer at ajonesbrimmer@animalagalliance.org.

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

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, National Pork Producers Council, National Turkey Federation, Potash Corp., 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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