Iowa Urban Ag Academy Conference Agenda (July 12-14, 2012)

                                      Agenda for Urban - Ag Academy Conference

 July 12-14th, Des Moines, Iowa-Renaissance Savery Hotel, 401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
                         All presentations will be held in the Terrace Ballroom, second floor

Thursday- July 12th

2:00-5:00 pm Welcome & registration Penthouse Suite
6:00-8:30 pm Buffet Dinner & wines
9:00-until? Hospitality at Penthouse Suite hosted by Representative Iowa State Helen Miller

Friday- July 13th

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast at Savery
8:00-8:20 am Welcome and Occasion by Helen Miller
8:20-8:45 am Culture of Agriculture- Paul Lasley- Iowa State University
8:45-9:30 am Role of the Secretaries of Agriculture and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and President of the             
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture- Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture9:30-10:00 am 2012 Farm Bill-US Senator Tom Harkin staff member John Morela

10:00-10:15 am Morning break

10:15-10:45 am Rural Development- Bill Menner USDA Iowa State Director for Rural Development
10:45-11:15 am Economic Impact of Agriculture in the States-Dr. Michael Duffy-Iowa State University
11:15-12:15 pm Impact of Weather rural and agricultural issues and practices – S. Elwynn Taylor- Iowa               
State University

12:15-1:15 pm Luncheon address by the US. Congressman Leonard Boswell

1:15-1:45 pm The World Food Prize Foundation-Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President of the World Food    Prize Foundation
1:45-2:15 pm Farm Services Agency- Director Jim Whitaker
2:15-2:45 pm Ethanol Update- Mitch Krebs, POET Director of Public Policy
2:45-3:15 pm Urban Gardens- Iowa State Senator Jack Hatch
3:15-3:45 pm Veterinary issues- Dr. Jennifer Schleining-ISU
3:45-4:45 pm African American Farmers panel- Monsanto, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Dewayne L. Goldmon, Ph.D.
Bill Bridgeforth from Tanner, AL: Third generation farmer
Rogers B. Morris from Mound Bayou, MS : Third generation farmer
Harper Armstrong from Bastrop, LA: Third generation farmer
Phillip J. Haynie III from Hague, VA: Fifth generation farmer
4:45-5:00 pm Wrap-up- Helen Miller
5:30-7:00 pm Dinner Renaissance Savery Hotel Animal production – John Weber, past present Iowa Pork Producers
7:00-7:30 pm Travel to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
7:30-8:00 pm Equestrian Industry – Lynn Rasmussen, President Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
8:00-10:00 pm Tour of facility and fun time!
10:00-10:30 pm Return to Renaissance Savery Hotel
10:30 pm - "Wined Down" – Penthouse, Renaissance Savery Hotel

Saturday, July 14th 

8:00-8:30 am Breakfast Renaissance Savery Hotel
8:30-9:10 am Ag education- Katie Olthoff- CommonGround
9:10-10:00 am Agriculture Education – Craig Hill, President, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; Barbara Lyons, Director, Community Resources of the Iowa Farm Bureau Foundation; and Terry Seehusen, Regional Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau
10:00-10:35 am The Role of Historically Black Colleges- Julius Moody- Lincoln University (Mo.)
10:35-10:50 am Morning break
10:50-11:20 am Ag-tourism- Tolif Hunt-University of Northern Iowa
11:20-11:50 am Conservation Update- Bill Ehm-Iowa Department of Natural Resources
11:50-1:00 pm What’s Next Lunch??? – Helen Miller

Attendees are invited to participate in a dialogue to determine our direction

1:00 pm Tour of World Food Prize Building, 100 Locust St, Des Moines,IA

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