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The 2016 Agribusiness Roundtable was an opportunity to meet as agribusiness leaders and colleagues to discuss important agribusiness related issues in the state of Arizona and beyond, foster a better understanding of Arizona agriculture, and promote a cooperative effort to increase the production, consumption, and marketing of Arizona agricultural products. Our efforts were coordinated to bring some of the top experts, from not only Arizona but from around the country giving a unique perspective on issues.
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 was for 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.
Panel discussions were on: Economic Outlook, Commodity Outlook, Arizona Water Issues, Genetics and the Future of Livestock Production, Agriculture Technology, and Water Delivery Technology. Orien Samuelson from RFD-TV was the keynote speaker. Breakfast and lunch were included.