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

CONNECT

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast 

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.

Break

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.

Lunch

ENGAGE

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.

Break

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

PROTECT

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast 

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)
Blockchain  

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.

Break

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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