“Building Links Along the Food Chain” on the agenda for 2020 Summit

Program includes discussions around sustainability, animal welfare and other hot topics

An initial agenda is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2020 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 7-8 in Arlington, Va. Early registration discounts are available through January 31. To register, visit Summit.AnimalAgAlliance.org.

Themed Primed & Prepared, the 2020 Summit will feature sessions covering sustainability, animal welfare, influencer engagement, preparing for animal rights activist campaigns and other hot topics. Attendees will leave primed and prepared with the tools they need to take action and be part of any and all conversations that could impact the future of animal agriculture and their business.

One agenda highlight is a session titled “Building Links Along the Food Chain: Enhancing the Sustainability Conversation.” Building on the livestock industry’s tremendous strides in the last few decades to produce meat, milk, poultry and eggs more efficiently, this panel will consider if there is an opportunity through food companies to improve consumers’ understanding of the tools that enable animal agriculture’s sustainability. Panelists include:

  • Marianne Smith Edge, RDN, founder and principal of The AgriNutrition Edge. Edge is a registered dietitian with farming roots who helps food and agriculture companies find their path through the changing and complicated consumer food environment and serves as a translator between the consumer and the food/ag space.
  • Lee Bob Harper, DVM, associate director, beef strategic technical services, Zoetis. Harper will share a deeper look at innovations in animal health and the correlation between healthy, productive animals and sustainability.
  • Molly McAdams, PhD, retail advisor and Texas cattle rancher. Drawing from her previous experience as vice president at H-E-B, McAdams will share her insights on why food retailers are interested in sustainable practices on farms and ranches.



Two-way dialogue throughout the supply chain is essential to move forward on critical topics such as sustainability. This panel will help attendees consider how to build bridges from farm to fork and what role they can be primed and prepared to play in the sustainability conversation.

Learn more at Summit.AnimalAgAlliance.org.

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Plan your trip to the 2020 Summit

The 2020 Stakeholders Summit will kick off with a Welcome Reception on May 6. The event will take place at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. A hotel block is available for Summit attendees with a reduced rate. The block fills up quickly so book your room today!

Sponsor the 2020 Summit

Support animal ag, receive prominent recognition and enjoy the perks that come with sponsoring the industry’s premier national event bringing together an audience from all segments of animal agriculture. Sponsorship includes complimentary registration to the event.

See the available sponsorship levels and contact Allyson Jones-Brimmer to become a sponsor today!



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