It was a packed house last night at the USFRA Food Dialogues in Minneapolis entitled “Farm to Consumer: Bridging the Gap between Consumer Concerns and Food Production and Sourcing Decisions.”
Chuck was supposed to be there but had his flight cancelled and at the last minute our amazing summer intern Lizzy Shultz drove from Madison to fill in.
The event, which was co-sponsored by our friends at the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the Nebraska Soybean Board, was moderated by Bloomberg agriculture policy journalist Alan Bjerga, who is a veteran of the Food Dialogues. “I was asked to moderate, I think it was their first event, in Washington DC, and I also moderated an event in Boston,” said Bjerga in an interview with Lizzy. “It’s been a way to have a conversation about agriculture that’s brought a lot of diverse interests together.” Bjerga adds that it’s very important for the agriculture community to get out in front of the food-consuming public and discuss topical issues.
Listen to Bjerga’s comments in this interview with Lizzy: Interview with Alan Bjerga, Food Dialogues moderator