SAGINAW, Mich. — On THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th, Michigan and national agricultural commodity leaders will hold a virtual town hall to discuss the future of Michigan agriculture, with a focus on trade and supply chains. The conversation, which is part of the AgTalks town hall series focusing on key U.S. ag states, comes at a time when Michigan’s competitiveness in agriculture is being impacted by the trade war, COVID-19, and an increase in non-US trade agreements with overseas customers that Michigan has traditionally served. Panelists will discuss these emerging developments and opportunities, as well as take questions from conversation participants. Members of the media are encouraged to join.
WHAT: Virtual Town Hall on the Future of Michigan Ag Trade and Supply Chains with State Ag Leaders
- Terry Henne, Farm broadcaster at WSGW Radio in Saginaw, Michigan and contributing reporter for Michigan Ag Today (Moderator
- Jody E. Pollok-Newsom, Executive Director, Michigan Wheat Program (Co-Host)
- Dave Milligan, President, National Association of Wheat Growers (Co-Host)
- Laurie A. Tannous, Special Advisor, Cross Border Institute and VP Government Relations, Farrow
- Jose M. Jimenez, VP, Commercial and Market Development, Zeeland Farm Services Inc.
- Joe Cramer, Executive Director, Michigan Bean Commission
- Chuck Lippstreu, President, Michigan Agri-Business Association
WHEN: Thursday, August 13th at 11:00 AM EST
HOW TO JOIN: Sign Up to Join HERE
— National Association of Wheat Growers
Michigan Wheat Program
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