Hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels, the Food & Agriculture 2012 National Conference was a dynamic full-day conference bringing together national industry leaders, in-house counsel, business executives and regulatory representatives. The conference featured ten breakout panel sessions under three tracks:
- Food Production and Distribution
- Production Agriculture
- Global Agricultural Products and Food Markets
We were very excited to welcome the following senior industry leaders as plenary speakers who brought their unique, high-level perspectives on key issues within the industry:
Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, Food and Drug Administration
Implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Strategies for Success
Greg Page, Chairman and CEO, Cargill, Incorporated
Food for All: The keys to Creating a More Food-Secure World
David Morgan, President, Syngenta Seeds North America
Unlocking the Power of Crops: Bringing Plant Potential to Life through Technology
Panel breakout sessions covered highly relevant industry topics from field-to-fork, including implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food labeling and consumer claims, Genetically Engineered Plants, environmental regulation, new credit products, global mobility, and international market compliance.
Our national group of more than 35 panelists included representatives from industry leaders such as Agriculture Retailers Association, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cargill, CoBank, CropLife America, Dole Food Company, Dow AgroSciences, General Mills, Hormel Foods Corporation, JBS USA, Kemin Industries, NAD - Better Business Bureau, Nestlé, Sara Lee, Syngenta Seeds, University of Minnesota, U.S. Bank, Welch Foods, Inc., and Wells Fargo.