Stakeholders Summit
May 8-9 | Kansas City, Missouri

"A Seat at the Table"

The table is where we come together to connect. To engage with each other. To hear from and be heard. The conversation surrounding animal agriculture has been going on for much too long without engagement between key stakeholders in restaurant, retail and foodservice companies, farms and ranches, government agencies, agribusinesses, and agriculture and food associations. Come take your seat at the table at the 2019 Summit to learn about key issues facing food and agriculture and gain the supportive network and tools you need for success in your business.


Judy Panayos
Senior Director of Sustainability and Supply Management

Andy Brudtkuhl
Director of Emerging Technology
National Pork Board

Mark Smith
Chief Procurement Officer
Centralized Supply Chain Services

Jane Andrews
Retail Nutrition Consultant

Lauren Lane
Owner and Blogger
Lauren Lane Culinarian

Ruth Woiwode
Manager of Livestock Audit Services
Food Safety Net Services

The lineup will tackle diverse topics from understanding consumer perceptions to engaging influencers to protecting farms and other agricultural operations from activist threats.


Summit kicks off with a Welcome Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and concludes at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9! 

Tuesday, May 7th 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. : Welcome Reception


Wednesday, May 8th

7:00 a.m. : Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. : Programming (lunch included) - view the Agenda for the full schedule

5:30 p.m. : Chairperson's Reception


Thursday, May 9th

7:00 a.m. : Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. : Programming - view the Agenda for the full schedule 

Hotel & Travel

Join us at the InterContinental at the Plaza Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, located at 401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112. The hotel block at the Summit hotel is full. An overflow room block is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza for Summit attendees with a reduced rate of $141/night until April 19 or until rooms are sold out.





To ensure that this Summit provides an optimal educational experience for all attendees, your registration is subject to the Animal Agriculture Alliance's final approval. The 2019 Stakeholders Summit has been approved for 7 CEUs eligible for ARPAS members.


Support animal agriculture, receive recognition and visibility for your organization and enjoy the perks that come with sponsorship of the industry’s premier national event bringing together a diverse audience from across all segments of animal agriculture. See opportunites for sponsorship here.

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