Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Deadline Reminder: 2015 National Value-Added Agriculture Conference

Just a friendly reminder that deadline for registration and guarantee convention hotel rate for the 17th Annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference is April 27, 2015.

The conference tentative agenda is now available on the conference website: http://www.agmrc.org/national-value-added-agriculture-conference/ or please find attached.

Speakers and presenters at the conference this year include: Mr. Sid Miller, the Texas Agriculture Commissioner; Mr. Carlos Rubinstein, the Chairman of Texas Water Management Board; Dr. Peter Feather, USDA’s Agricultural Labor Affairs Coordinator, Ms. Judith Canales, the State Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency; Mr. Daniel Torres, Business Programs Director of USDA’s Rural Development; Mr. Neilson C. Conklin, President of Farm Foundation; Dr. Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, President of Institute of Food Technologists and more than 40 other farmers, producers, policy makers, researchers, economists, food industry enthusiasts, etc.

The conference will take place on May 18-20, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Deadline for registration is 5:00 pm April 27, 2015.

Registration fee for regular attendee is $200 which will cover meetings, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 coffee breaks, a reception, and a banquet.

Special thanks to Farm Credit, the Center for North American Studies, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Food MarketMaker, Southern Rural Development Center, Southern Extension Risk Management Education, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Agricultural Marketing Resource Center for sponsoring this conference.

2015 NVA Conference Committee

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