NFU Announces Speakers, Panelists for Convention

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, Events, NFU

The National Farmers Union will be celebrating 115 years at their annual convention in San Diego next month. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, policy makers and reporters during the four-day event. The speaker schedule is as follows:

Conservation Panel (March 6, 2017)
~ Jason Weller, former chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (panel moderator)
~ David Gagner, director of government relations and external affairs, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
~ Laura Lengnick, founder, Cultivating Resilience
~ Ron Nichols, soil health and communications coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

Farm Bill Panel (March 7, 2017)
~ Jerry Hagstrom, founder and executive editor, Hagstrom Report (panel moderator)
~ Chuck Connor, president & CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
~ Vincent Smith, Ph.D., visiting scholar and director of agriculture studies, American Enterprise Institute
~ Roger Johnson, president, National Farmers Union

Featured Speakers (March 6-7, 2017)
~ Tom Buis, co-chairman of the board of directors, Growth Energy
~ Robert Egger, founder and president, L.A. Kitchen
~ Jim Ennis, executive director, Catholic Rural Life
~ Barry Lynn, director of Open Markets, New America

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