Stakeholders Summit
May 8-9 | Kansas City, Missouri

2019 Annual Stakeholders Summit Agenda

Tuesday, May 7th

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.       

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 8th


7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Welcome from the Alliance: Connect


Kay Johnson Smith, President and CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance
Allyson Jones-Brimmer, Director of Industry Relations, Animal Agriculture Alliance


Gathering Around the Table


Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report - 2019 Summit moderator

8:15 a.m.

Setting the Table: Consumer Focus Group


Moderated by Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics

9:45 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

A New Label on the Table: One Health Certified Program


G. Donald Ritter, DVM, Director of Technical Marketing, Mountaire Farms Inc. 

11:00 a.m.

From Birth to Burger: Industry-Led Beef Supply Chain Animal Welfare & Sustainability Efforts


Kristen Parman, Vice President, Membership Services, Livestock Marketing Association
Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Rancher, Blythe Angus
Justin Nelson, Vice President, Cattle Procurement, Tyson Foods

11:45 a.m.



1:10 p.m.  

Welcome from the Alliance: Engage


Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Vice President of Communications, Animal Agriculture Alliance

1:15 p.m.

Conversations Around the Table: Engaging Influencers


Moderated by Andy Vance, Feedstuffs
Hana Bieliauskas, Senior Associate, Digital, Inspire PR Group
Ruth Woiwode, PhD, Manager of Livestock Audit Services, Food Safety Net Services
Lauren Lane, Owner and Blogger, Lauren Lane Culinarian
Adriane Heins, Heins Family Farms 

2:15 p.m.

Engaging Unexpected Allies


Wes Jamison, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Relations, Palm Beach Atlantic University

2:45 p.m.


3:15 p.m.

Bringing the Food Chain to the Table: Retailer/Restaurant/Foodservice Perspectives


David Guilhaus, Senior Manager of Food Safety, Publix
Judy Panayos, Senior Director, Sustainability, Sodexo (invited) 

4:00 p.m.

The Power of Positive Marketing


Bill Gutrich, Director of Global Food Industry Engagement, Elanco Animal Health

4:30 p.m.

Does the Conversation Reflect the Cart? What Consumers Say vs. What They Buy


Kim Kirchherr, Registered Dietitian and Supermarket Consultant
Leah McGrath, Registered Dietitian and Founder, BuildUP Dietitians 

5:15 p.m.

College Aggies Online Winner Recognition


Kay Johnson Smith, President & CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance

5:30 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.  

Chairperson's Reception 

Thursday, May 9th


7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Welcome from the Alliance: Protect


Casey Kinler, Communications Manager, Animal Agriculture Alliance

8:05 a.m.

Hot Issues on the Table


Gene editing - Jane Andrews, Retail Nutrition Consultant
Meat alternatives - Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein, Rabobank (invited)

9:00 a.m.

Protecting our Plates: Are You a Target for Activists? 


Jim Rovers, Senior Vice President, AFIMAC
Sophie Cranley, Risk Mitigation Specialist, AFIMAC 

9:45 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Securing Your Seat: Legal Developments in Animal Activism


Michelle Pardo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
John Simpson, Partner, Duane Morris LLP 

11:00 a.m.

Farmers Under Fire


Andy Curliss, CEO, North Carolina Pork Council

11:45 a.m.

Taking Your Seat at the Table


Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report - 2019 Summit moderator

12:15 p.m.

Summit Closing


Sarah Novak, Vice President, Membership and Public Relations, American Feed Industry Association

12:30 p.m.

Program Concludes 

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