ARLINGTON, Va. — Select session recordings from the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2022 Stakeholders Summit, held May 11-12 in Kansas City, Mo., are now publicly available on the organization’s YouTube channel. The first in person Summit since 2019, themed “Come Together for Animal Ag: Be Informed, Be Ready, Be Here,” attracted a diverse audience of more than 260 attendees and included an additional 125 registered virtual attendees.
“Each sector of the food supply chain came together for animal ag at the Alliance’s most recent Stakeholders Summit,’ said Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Alliance president and CEO. “While nothing compares to attending the event live, there’s a vast array of key insights and action items to glean from session recordings led by subject matter experts.”
Highlights from the impressive lineup of speakers and sessions include:
- Jack Bobo, CEO of Futurity, who pondered if animal agriculture can come together to “save the planet.”
- Three long-time agriculture advocates, Brandi Buzzard, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, and Carrie Mess discussed how their advocacy efforts have changed over time and how they have adapted to be more effective in their outreach and engagement.
- Danette Amstein of Midan Marketing and Maeve Webster of Menu Matters who shared current consumer trends and how to make the most of them.
- Aaron Putze, senior director of information and education at Iowa Soybean Association, who discussed how we can move forward with a “Mindset Relationship” and focus on the things that matter most.
The 2023 Summit is set for May 4-5 at the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Check the Summit website for the most up-to-date information. You can also follow the hashtag #AAA23 for periodic updates on social media. For general questions about the Summit please email firstname.lastname@example.org call (703) 562-5160.
Show your support for the Alliance’s outreach efforts by becoming an official 2023 Summit sponsor! For more information on 2023 sponsorship opportunities, contact Casey Kinler at email@example.com.
Thank you again to our 2022 Summit sponsors: Watt Global Media, Farm Journal, Meatingplace, National Pork Producers Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, American Feed Industry Association, United Egg Producers, Dairy MAX, Adisseo, Progressive Dairy, Kemin, American Farm Bureau Federation, Empirical, American Veal Association, National Chicken Council, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, North Carolina Farm Bureau and Eggland’s Best.
The Alliance also thanks the following members for their continued support of Summit and other Alliance programs: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Zoetis, Merck Animal Health, C.O.nxt, Diamond V, Genus PLC – PIC/ABS, Aviagen Group, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Hendrix Genetics, Hy-Line North America, LLC, Iowa Soybean Association, Midwest Dairy, National Turkey Federation, Nutrien, Provimi North America, Inc., Seaboard Foods and Tyson Foods Inc.
About the Alliance:
The Animal Agriculture Alliance safeguards the future of animal agriculture and its value to society by bridging the communication gap between the farm and food communities. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation.
— Animal Agriculture Alliance