“Managing for our future is essential for our industry as we continue to experience tremendous internal and external challenges,” stated Conventions Committee Chair, Mark Anderson. “Industry consolidation, trade wars, low commodity prices, and climate change are a few of the issues that will be addressed by an outstanding lineup of speakers. Our Annual Forum is open to all who are interested in being part of the discussions”.
Other notables at the upcoming annual meeting include New York Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball. Ball will be addressing the current state of agriculture in New York. Joining the commissioner will be Christopher Wolf, Professor of Agriculture Economics at Cornell University as well as Mike VanAmburgh, Professor of Animal Science at Cornell University. Chris Noble, the Vice President of Linwood Agriculture and Noblehurst Farms. Several industry topical seminars will be offered Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4.