261 Symposium--Sustainability in the Food Supply Chain

Oral Session
Special Sessions
The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Certified Crop Adviser Program (CCA) will be hosting a unique event tied to sustainability and its role in the Agricultural and Food industries. The day of sessions will cover the whole food supply chain from input company, to grower, to trader/mill, to food company, to consumer.

The whole food supply chain will be represented on two separate panels with their own unique perspectives on sustainability within the marketplace.

Panel members include:

  • Greg Richards, Agronomy Manager, American Crystal Sugar 
  • Marty Muenzmaier, Director, Cargill Corn Milling North America
  • Gary Halvorson, CHS, Inc. Vice President, Farm Supply
  • Steve Peterson, Former Director Sustainable Sourcing at General Mills  (retired 8/1/15)
  • Amy Braun, Senior Sustainability Manager, Kellogg
  • Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Executive Director of The Mosaic Company Foundation and Senior Manager of Social Responsibility, The Mosaic Company 
  • Jennifer Shaw, Head, Sustainable Solutions, Syngenta
  • Moira McDonald, Senior Program Officer, The Walton Family Foundation
  • Todd Peterson, Ph.D., Winfield Stewardship Lead
  • Tom Oswald, United Soybean Board Director & Grower


Outline of session:

  1. Introduction and Welcome (1:00 pm)
  2. Food Industry Panel with Q&A (1:00-2:00 pm)
  3. Agricultural (Input) Industry Panel with Q&A (2:00-3:00 pm)
  4. Dual-Panel Q & A Session with event attendees (3:00-4:00 pm)
  5. Announcement of New CCA Specialty Certification -- Sustainability (4:00-4:30 pm)
  6. Networking Reception (4:30- 5:30 pm)*

*Drinks and Appetizers are included

Live-streaming of the event sponsored by Monsanto and Syngenta

Reception sponsored by The Mosaic Co.

Approved for 3.0 PD CEUs.

Not able to attend the meetings? Attend this live streaming session online and earn 3.0 PD CEUs.
Online Registration: Member/Certified Professional $65.00; Non-member $120.00



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Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, L100 IJ

Eric Welsh
1:00 PM
Introduction and Welcome
1:05 PM
Food Industry Panel with Q&A
2:00 PM
Agricultural (Input) Industry Panel with Q&A
3:00 PM
Dual-Panel Q & A Session with event attendees
4:00 PM
Announcement of New CCA Specialty Certification -- Sustainability
4:30 PM
Networking Reception
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