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Elanco Animal Health President & CEO Jeff Simmons headlines KC Ag Outlook Forum

Jeff Simmons, president & CEO of Elanco Animal Health will be one of the featured speakers during the Ag Outlook Forum who will discuss the key role of innovation in animal health. Core to Elanco’s culture is a belief that healthier animals have the potential to answer global problems like food insecurity and nutrition, human health and well-being and environmental sustainability.

The event being held on September 26, 2022, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, will also feature top economic, policy, business and government officials with their current outlook especially geared to agribusiness and the challenges it faces in these volatile times.

The annual Ag Outlook Forum is your first chance to get a comprehensive preview of what lies ahead from leading experts. Presented by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse, this “must attend” event brings together USDA’s Chief Economist and other industry experts to share key insights on existing and new market opportunities.

Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Chief Economist Seth Meyer, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Ambassador Kip Tom, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and chief of the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome

  • Administrator Daniel Whitley, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA

  • Kanlaya Barr, Ph.D., director of corporate economics, John Deere

  • Erin Borror, economist, U.S. Meat Export Federation

  • Christine Cochran, president & CEO, SNAC International

  • Nate Kauffman, vice president & Omaha branch executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • Kathy Nelson, president & CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation

  • Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist, StoneX Group Inc.

  • Administrator Spiro Stefanou, Ph.D., Economic Research Service, USDA


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