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Webinars

Farms under threat 2040: Choosing an abundant future

June 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET

American farmland and ranchland are rapidly disappearing, threatening our food security, undermining the agricultural economy, and making us vulnerable to climate shocks. What can be done? That question is at the heart of an upcoming June 29 Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. webinar. Speakers will address a new report from American Farmland Trust, which maps three alternative futures out to the year 2040, which will be released earlier that day. This webinar will highlight findings and what they mean for the future of agriculture. Speakers include:

  • USDA Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Terry Cosby
  • Ambassador Kip Tom 
  • John Piotti
  • Katharine Burgess

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant served as moderator for the event. The webinar is sponsored by the American Farmland Trust.

You can sign up by clicking on this link.


Scaling innovation for climate action: The road map

April 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET

How can farmers address a changing climate during global volatility and market uncertainty? This was the topic of an April 27, 2022, Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. webinar, “Scaling innovation for climate action: The road map.” This complimentary one-hour program discussed how technology and innovation will drive environmental change. Speakers included:

  • Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
  • Karsten Temme, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder, Pivot Bio
  • Pipa Elias, deputy director of the Environment Program, Walton Family Foundation
  • Patty Mann, Mann Farms

Agri-Pulse Managing Editor Spencer Chase served as moderator for the event. The webinar was sponsored by Pivot Bio.

View the webinar here.


Rural renaissance: How investments in transmission modernization can drive rural economic development

April 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET

How can we create more jobs in Rural America? That question is at the heart of an upcoming April 7 Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. webinar, “Rural renaissance: How investments in transmission modernization can drive rural economic development.” This complimentary one-hour program will address how expanding, integrating and modernizing the North American high-voltage grid can drive rural economic development. Speakers include:

  • USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small
  • Congressman Frank Lucas
  • USDA Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service Chris McLean
  • Rob Gramlich, executive director, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
  • Denise Bode, partner, Michael Best Strategies LLC

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant served as moderator for the event. The webinar is sponsored by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid.

View the webinar here.

 

Driven by data: Innovation in crop insurance & conservation

March 2, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET

Agricultural data can be used to expand and update federal crop insurance products to reflect the value of conservation practices to producers without undertaking undue risk. This year’s new crop insurance offering, Post-Application Coverage Endorsement (PACE), is an example of a new endorsement driven by data that accounts for practices that appropriately manage risk, reduce costs, and improve environmental outcomes. Speakers will discuss the benefits of PACE and the future of crop insurance.

  • Marcia Bunger, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator
  • Todd Barker, CEO, Meridian Institute
  • Meghan Dwyer, nutrient loss reduction manager, Illinois Corn Growers Association
  • David Zanoni, senior underwriter, USDA RMA

Agri-Pulse Executive Editor, Philip Brasher, served as moderator for this event. The webinar is sponsored by Meridian Institute.

View the webinar here.

 

Creating the path to more sustainable pork

February 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. CT

Speakers will discuss how U.S. agriculture is key in solving the global climate challenge. They will also share the industry’s forward-looking goals and metrics connected to economic, social and environmental sustainability and how producers will achieve these goals. Through a process led by producers and facilitated by NPB, the U.S. pork industry will also announce action-based commitments and goals that align with the industry’s We Care® Ethical Principles and will shape the future of sustainable pig farming. This event is sponsored by the National Pork Board (NPB).

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant served as moderator for the event.

Speakers include:

  • Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., is a professor and air quality extension specialist at the University of California, Davis
  • Sara Crawford, Ph.D., vice president of sustainability at the National Pork Board (NPB)
  • Dale Stevermer is the owner of Trails End Farm

View the webinar here.

 

Digging into the ag export supply chain crisis and how to fix it

January 31, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET

Members of Congress, Biden Administration officials and speakers representing agricultural exporters, coastal ports and the trucking industry will identify key areas for improvement and set the stage for much-needed reforms. The event is sponsored by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC).

Speakers included:

Jaime Castaneda, executive vice president of policy development and strategy, National Milk Producer Federation (NMPF) moderated the first panel. Participants include:

  •     Mike Durkin, president and CEO, Leprino Foods
  •     Andrew Hwang, manager of business development and international marketing, Port of Oakland
  •     Jon Eisen, director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference, American Trucking Association

Krysta Harden, president and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) moderated the second panel that included:

  •     Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  •     White House Port Envoy John Porcari
  •     Congressman John Garamendi, D-Calif.
  •     Congressman Dusty Johnson, R-S.D.

View the webinar here.

 

AgriTalks Brazil/USA – Green technologies in agribusiness for a sustainable future

December 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST

“AgriTalks Brazil/USA” will consist of two panel discussions. The first will cover green agriculture policies and investments in Brazil and U.S. The second will discuss Agritech: startups and the innovation bridge. This complimentary 90-minute program is part of a webinar series created by Apex-Brasil. It includes the participation of high-level Brazilian and U.S. spokespersons, including ministers, CEOs and others.

Agri-Pulse Senior Trade Editor Bill Tomson will serve as moderator for the event. It is is organized by Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc. and Apex-Brasil. The event is also supported by Brazil-U.S. Business Council, Embassy of Brazil Washington D.C., EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Corporation) and the Brazilian Government: Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE).

Speakers include:

  • Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr., Embassy of Brazil in Washington D.C.
  • Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Dias
  • Eduardo Brito Bastos, Head of Sustainability Latam, Bayer Crop Science
  • Cléber Soares, Deputy Secretary for Innovation, Rural Development and Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil
  • Jeremy Adamson, Policy Advisor, USDA FAS
  • Larissa Wachholz, Executive Director, FLORA Capital
  • Rodrigo Mendes, Innovation Executive Director, ANPROTEC
  • Dr. Guy de Capdeville, Vice-President, EMBRAPA
  • Diego Di Martino, Latam Sustainability Manager, ADM
  • Danny O’Brien, Managing Director of EMEA,SVG Thrive
  • Francisco Jardim, CEO, SP VENTURE  
  • Tiago Vicente, Head of Communication, Institutional and Government Relations, Apex-Brasil

View the webinar here.

 

Keys to Feeding and Fueling Africa and beyond with U.S. Soy
Free webinar explores global nutrition and international market development.

October 14, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time

Global demand for protein, oil and fuel continues to grow. In this webinar, you’ll hear from industry experts representing the Soy Checkoff, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA-WISHH), and how these partner organizations are working to meet these demands by building new markets and trade partners for U.S. Soy. Through these critical efforts, the U.S. Soy industry is also addressing global nutrition and food security needs.

Spencer Chase, managing editor at Agri-Pulse, will serve as moderator. The webinar is sponsored by the United Soybean Board, the American Soybean Association, the U.S. Soybean Export Council and the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).

Speakers include:

  • Liz Hare, Executive Director, American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)
  • Chris Slemp, Project Director - Africa Division, American Soybean Association’s WISHH Program
  • Gena Perry, Project Director, Global Strategy, American Soybean Association’s WISHH Program
  • Karey Claghorn, Senior Director of Market Development, US Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • Rosalind (Roz) Leeck, Senior Director, Global Market Access, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)

View the webinar here.

Conservation, Sustainability and Global Demand for U.S. Soy 

October 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Central Time

Demand for U.S. soy has never been stronger but there are changing dynamics on the horizon. In this webinar, you’ll hear from soy leaders representing the soy checkoff, American Soybean Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council about how these partner organizations work together to promote your sustainability story to build new markets and create future opportunities for U.S. soybean farmers.

Sara Wyant, founder and editor at Agri-Pulse, will serve as moderator. The webinar is sponsored by the United Soybean Board, the American Soybean Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council.

Speakers include:

  • Doug Winter, Soybean Farmer, Director, United Soybean Board and Vice-Chair, U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • Stan Born, Soybean Farmer, American Soybean Association Director and U.S. Soybean Export Council Board Member
  • Belinda Burrier, Soybean Farmer, United Soybean Board Chair of the Marketplace Action Team
  • Mac Marshall, Vice President, Market Intelligence United Soybean Board and U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • Rosalind (Roz) Leeck, Senior Director for Global Market Access, U.S. Soybean Export Council

Learn more about the “Conservation, Sustainability and Global Demand for U.S. Soy” speakers here.

View the webinar here.

 

Future directions: Exploring farmers' climate-smart tools

September 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Central Time

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce a September 10 webinar focused on “Future directions: Exploring farmers' climate-smart tools.”  This webinar is sponsored by the Water Grows Initiative, which is a partnership of the Texas Corn Producers and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas.

Speakers include:

  • Gloria Montaño Greene, deputy undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA
  • Joe Outlaw, Ph.D., regents fellow, professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University
  • Katie Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor of soil chemistry and fertility, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas Tech University
  • Brandt Underwood, agronomist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • Kelly Kettner, owner, Kettner Farms
  • Braden Gruhlkey, partner, Gruhlkey Family Farms

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant served as moderator for the event.

Learn more about the “Future directions: Exploring farmers' climate-smart tools” speakers here.

View the webinar here.

 

Sustainability in Agriculture: Moving from promise to practice 

June 7, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce a June 7 webinar focused on “Sustainability in Agriculture: Moving from promise to practice.”  This webinar is sponsored by Corteva.

Speakers include:

  • Rep. Abigail Spanberger, chair of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation & Forestry
  • Anne Alonzo, Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Chief Sustainability Officer for Corteva Agriscience
  • Mitchell Hora, Iowa farmer and CEO of Continuum Ag 
  • Moira Mcdonald, Director of Environment Program, Walton Family Foundation

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant will serve as moderator for the event on June 7 at 9 am ET.

Learn more about the “Sustainability in Agriculture: Moving from promise to practice” speakers here.

View the webinar here.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Agriculture: Ideas for Improvement

April 23, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Agri-Pulse is pleased to announce all speakers for a free webinar on April 23. They will discuss "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Agriculture: Ideas for Improvement." This webinar is the first in a series of discussions sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA).

Speakers include:

  • House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga.
  • Kathryn Unger - Vice President of Cargill's North America government relations team
  • H.R. Bert Peña - Principal of HR Bert Pena, Esq. Law Firm and former Staff Director for the House Committee on Agriculture
  • Patricia Sheikh - Senior Vice President of Roots of Peace and former FAS Deputy Director
  • P.J. Haynie III - Chairman of the National Black Growers' Council and owner of Haynie Farms, LLC, Reedville, VA

Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant will serve as moderator for the first webinar on April 23 at 11 am EDT.

Learn more about the "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Agriculture: Ideas for Improvement" speakers here.

View the webinar here.

 

Top rural issues in the New Congress: A discussion with Rep. Dusty Johnson, Rep. Abigail Spanberger and AEM’s Kip Eideberg

February 12, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Many rural counties are still struggling with COVID-19, high unemployment and the environmental impact from natural disasters and wildfires. How will all these competing, and often complex factors be addressed in a new congress? Those are some of the topics Agri-Pulse plans to explore during a webinar discussion “Top rural issues in the New Congress: A discussion with Rep. Dusty Johnson, Rep. Abigail Spanberger and AEM’s Kip Eideberg” on Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST Agri-Pulse Managing Editor Spencer Chase will serve as moderator.

View the webinar here.

 

FREE Agri-Pulse webinar: How pork exports can save your bacon

October 29, 2020 Noon to 1 pm EST

With COVID-19 disrupting millions of lives and the ability to process protein, thousands of pork producers were forced to pivot to an unprecedented new reality in 2020. But as producers worked their way through all of the volatility, one thing became clear: international exports became even more important to producer profitability. “Some might wonder why U.S. producers are working to expand exports when the domestic supply chain was so disrupted this year,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “But when you look at the types of products that are exported plus the factors that enable producers to stay in business, it’s a much more complex conversation.” Agri-Pulse plans to explore these topics and more during a free one-hour webinar Oct. 29, from noon to 1 pm EST. The webinar is sponsored by the National Pork Board.

View the webinar here.

 

Infrastructure: Connecting Farmers with the World

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Agri-Pulse Founder and President Sara Wyant moderates a conversation with Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek and American Soybean Association Director of Government Affairs Alexa Combelic about ag infrastructure.

View the webinar here.

 

Agri-Pulse Webinar Series: Trade and market development

Release Date: August 21, 2020

In this educational webinar, Agri-Pulse President Sara Wyant discusses how the U.S. can expand trade relations and market growth across the globe with ag leaders from the U.S. Soybean Export Council, American Soybean Association, and United Soybean Board.

View the webinar here.

 

Agri-Pulse Webinar Series: Rural Broadband

Release Date: August 14, 2020

In this educational webinar, Agri-Pulse President Sara Wyant discusses challenges surrounding rural broadband with NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association CEO Shirley Bloomfield and United Soybean Board Vice President of Sustainability Strategy Tim Venverloh.

View the webinar here.