Registration is open for the Agri-Growth Council Annual Meeting and Speakers Conference on November 16 and you'll want to get your registration in soon. This year's keynote speaker is sure to draw a crowd!
The luncheon keynote speaker is Dr. Temple Grandin. Temple Grandin is the best-selling author of Animals in Translation and Thinking in Pictures. Grandin’s humane livestock facility designs have been adopted all over the world, and she is a trusted advisor to several segments of the food and agriculture industry. Grandin is a Doctor of Animal Science and a Professor at Colorado State University. She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2010. Grandin is also the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film, entitled Temple Grandin, that took home seven Emmy Awards last year.
More about this year's event:
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), over 80 percent of America's food is produced domestically. This means American Agriculture is literally raising food for thought for our nation's 307 million people. The American food and agriculture industry provides wholesome, safe, affordable, and nutritious food, while the food production chain is also is the subject of many trends, choices, dilemmas, and even confusion. America's consumers have a lot on their mind when it comes to food production: nutrition and health, cost, sustainable choices, food safety, and more.
The Agri-Growth Council invites you to attend this year's Annual Meeting and Speakers Conference where an impressive line-up of presenters and panelists will address these topics and leave you with plenty of food for thought. Attendees will hear from Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renown animal scientist whose work on animal care has revolutionized livestock facilities around the world. Dr. Grandin has described her self as "the woman who thinks like a cow" and credits her autism for her unique and valuable perspective. Highly esteemed agriculture economists Dr. Michael Swanson from Wells Fargo Bank and Dr. Jason Henderson from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will provide insights on the economy, pricing trends, and forecasts during the morning program. And the afternoon program will consist of Governor Dayton’s "state of the state on agriculture” address, as well as key food industry insiders discussing trends in food production and marketing. It’s another program you won’t want to miss! See the full agenda here, or learn more about our speakers here.