The 2017 Agribusiness Roundtable was a great success with a look at the changes that are occurring in Washington D.C. and how they affect agribusiness in Arizona. We had a powerhouse group of national leaders in agriculture and regulatory agencies on the agenda to enlighten us. Speaking were: Dr. Barbara Glenn, CEO- National Assoc. of State Depts. of Agriculture; Jim Mulhern, President & CEO- National Milk Producers Fed.; Eric Wilkey, 1st Vice Chair- National Grain & Feed Assoc.; Dr. Gary Adams, President- National Cotton Council; Ken Fisher, President & CEO- AmericanHort, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Genomics & Biotechnology- U.C. Davis; Paul Schlegel, Director- American Farm Bureau Federation; Craig Uden, President- National Cattlemen's Beef Assoc.; Chad Gregory, President & CEO- United Egg Producers; Tom Nassif, President & CEO- Western Growers Assoc.; Michael Formica, Assistant Vice President- National Pork Producers.
The Agribusiness Roundtable is a collaborative effort by the Arizona Department of Agriculture and the Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona, Inc. It is not an organization that will supersede or replace any current organization. This meeting was intended to develop a “collective,” proactive point of view about Arizona’s future.
Agribusiness is a vast support structure that forms one of the largest economic segments on this planet. It is a significant contributor to the gross domestic product of every country on this globe. It is a huge and essential industry, yet in the eyes of many, it is invisible.
This meeting is for ranchers, farmers, agribusiness bankers, investors and finance people, equipment suppliers, feed suppliers, seed and crop protection services, crop and livestock support services, energy providers, water providers, veterinarians and other agribusinesses.
2017 Agribusiness Roundtable