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Agri-Pulse welcomes CHS as platinum sponsor of the2024 Ag & Food Policy Summit

WASHINGTON, DC (AgPR) | Agri-Pulse is pleased to welcome CHS as the platinum sponsor for the 2024 Ag & Food Policy Summit focused on “Revitalizing Rural Revenues.

”The summit, which will be held March 18 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., offers both in-person and virtual attendance options. Keynote speakers and panelists will cover a wide variety of ways that people who live and work in rural America are developing innovative new products from the land and finding creative new ways to start businesses.


“We are excited to host a full day of discussions focused on how farm, food and energy policies impact profitability in rural America and to have the support of organizations like CHS and so many other sponsors,” said Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse editor and founder. “It’s an event you won’t want to miss.”Speakers include:

  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (invited)

  • Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. (invited)

  • Jackie Applegate, president, Bayer Crop Science

  • Jeff Simmons, president & CEO, Elanco

  • Cathy Burns, president & CEO, International Fresh Produce Association

  • Aaron Wetzel, vice president, precision ag systems, Deere Global

  • Lars Dyrud, CEO, EarthOptics

  • Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy

  • Kevin Welsh, Airlines for America

  • Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

  • Dana Brooks, CEO, Pet Food Institute

  • Dan Halstrom, CEO, U.S. Meat Export Federation

  • Nacu Hernandez, COO and co-founder at SoyLei Innovations

  • Tom Dower, vice president of public policy, LanzaTech

  • Rick McNary, founder, Shop Kansas Farms

  • Shannon Schlecht, executive director, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

  • James Glueck, senior vice president, advanced bioproducts, Corn Refiners Association; executive director, Plant Based Products Council

  • Dr. Beth Conerty, associate director of business development, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory

  • Kevin Johansen, founder, AgButler

  • John Wepking, Founder, Meadowlark Farm and Mill

  • Stanley Janicki, chief revenue officer, Sedron Technologies

  • Samuel Liebl, director of sustainability and communications, Denali

  • Keith Gray, president, Forest Resources Association

Sponsors include: Platinum: CHS; Gold: BASF, Bayer, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, CropLife America, Curious Plot, Farm Credit, EarthOptics, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, International Fresh Produce Association, John Deere, PepsiCo, Syngenta; Bronze: agnewscenter, Aimpoint Research, American Sugar Alliance, Ducks Unlimited, Farmer Mac, FGS Global, International Dairy Foods Association, National Ag Day, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Crop Insurance Services, National Milk Producers Federation- U.S. Dairy Export Council, Pivot Bio, Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance and Zoetis. The reception is sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association.


About Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.: Agri-Pulse is the most trusted source for farm and rural policy information. With offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, California, and Camdenton, Missouri, we provide a balanced perspective on a wide variety of issues, including the farm bill, nutrition, trade, labor, food safety, water, environment, biotechnology, organic, conservation and crop insurance. Agri-Pulse publishes a subscription-only e-newsletter, the Agri-Pulse Daily Harvest early morning news summary, Agri-Pulse Daybreak, Agri-Pulse DriveTime podcast, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers and breaking news on www.Agri-Pulse.com.

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