NEAFA 2020 Annual Meeting is Feb. 4-5

Northeast Agribusiness & Feed Alliance

The Northeast Agribusiness & Feed Alliance (NEAFA) is looking forward to their 2020 NEAFA Annual Meeting and Forum at the Albany Marriott Hotel, taking place this week on Feb. 4-5, 2020. The conference includes meetings with legislative leaders, presentations on a wide selection of topics, and quality networking. Excellent speakers will focus on the forum theme: Managing for our Future.

“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”.

The forum portion of the meeting features Delaney Howell, co-host of Iowa Public Radio’s Market to Market. Howell is well known for her roles on Market to Market, This Week in Agribusiness and Agri-Pulse. She grew up on a family feedlot farm in Southeast Iowa and has been involved in agriculture from a very young age. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences and minors in Broadcasting and International Studies from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s in Agricultural Communications through Texas Tech University.

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.


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