Pursuing a Unifying Message
Elevating Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research as a National Priority

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST, Friday, December 5, 2014
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
529 14th Street, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
(with webcast)

8:30 AM — Coffee and Pastries

9:00 AM Introductions (including special guests)
Lowell Randall, President, Riley Memorial Foundation, and Federation of Animal Science Societies

Opening Remarks
Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Vice President of the Aspen Institute, and Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program
Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House

Pursuing a Unifying Message: Elevating Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research as a National Priority

Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Response Panel
Dan Glickman (Moderator)
Chuck Fry, President, Maryland Farm Bureau Federation
Jim Moseley, Co-Chair of Agree, Indiana Farmer, and former Under Secretary, USDA
Chris Policinski, President/CEO, Land O’ Lakes
Janet Collins, Immediate Past President, Institute of Food Technologists, and Senior Manager, DuPont
Eric Hentges, Executive Director, International Life Sciences Institute (North America)


Closing Remarks
Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University and Chair, Administrative Heads Section, Board of Agriculture Assembly, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Special Guests
Anne Moraske, Associate Director of Development, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Beth Ford, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer, Land O’Lakes
Ian Maw, Vice President for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
Carrie Wolinetz, Deputy Vice President for Federal Relations, Association of American Universities (AAU)
Julia Smith, Federal Relations Associate, Association of American Universities
Todd A. Winters, Dean, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Legislative Affairs Chair, Non-land-grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities (NARRU)
Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, USDA

Read the full “Pursuing a Unifying Message” report (PDF document).


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