Farm Foundation, NFP organizes these public forums to engage a full range of stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies. Participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy proposals, and give voice to new proposals. Speakers provide brief topic summaries, with the majority of time devoted to discussion. The opinions and views expressed at Farm Foundation Forums are solely those of the speakers, and do not represent those of Farm Foundation, NFP.
Forums take place 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
To hear the audio of the April 18 Forum--The Cost of Poverty in Rural America--, which featured Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Bill Bynum of Hope Enterprise Corp., and Jason Henderson of Purdue University, CLICK HERE
THE NEXT FORUM WILL BE Wednesday, June 22, 2016
TOPIC: To be determined.
FORUM PANEL MEMBERS: To be named
THIS FORUM WILL BE AUDIOCAST. Those participants viewing by audiocast will hear the discussions, view the PowerPoints and participate in the question and answer session. The audiocast is made possible by a grant from Farm Credit.
REGISTRATION: There is no charge to participate in the Forum but registration is requested.
For those unable to attend in person or listen to the live audiocast, an audio file of the Forum discussions is posted in the Forum Archives (access below) after the event.
To be determined.
Who should participate: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, Embassy staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, nutritionists, the medical community, feeding organizations, rural development interests and members of the media.
The Forums fit the Farm Foundation, NFP mission to work as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster a deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions. Farm Foundation has an 82-year history of objectivity. It does not lobby or advocate. The Forums are opportunities to identify evolving issues, explore options to address those issues, and understand the potential consequences of those options.
The Forums have been ongoing since February 2006.
Farm Foundation Forums Archive