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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.

The Farm Foundation Forum is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.  For those unable to attend the event in person, a free live audiocast is available.

THE NEXT FORUM will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19

THE TOPIC:  U.S. Agricultural Innovation: Changes Needed for Global Competition


  • Ken Ash, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Catherine Moreddu, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Margaret Zeigler of Global Harvest Initiative

FARM FOUNDATION FORUMS ARE AUDIOCAST. Those participants viewing by audiocast will hear the live 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.

To participate in the Forum at the National Press Club, REGISTER HERE.

REGISTER HERE if you plan to participate in the Forum via the free, live audiocast. 

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.

Future Forums: 
Oct. 3

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 as an agricultural policy institute cultivating dynamic non-partisan collaboration to meet society's needs for food, fiber, feed and energy. Since 1933 we have connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issue analysis. The Forums, which have been ongoing since Feburary 2006, are opportunities to identify evolving issues, explore options to address those issues, and understand the potential consequences of those options.

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