(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) October 7, 2016 – USDA Foreign Agricultural Service hosted the USDA Expanding Export Markets and their Benefit to Rural America Fall Forum in Fort Collins on October 4th. This forum is part of a series that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced back in September highlighting the progress made on the top issues facing the future of agriculture. and to set the stage for the next Administration to continue to support a strong future for American agriculture. Regional leaders and industry partners met to discuss the impact of trade here in Colorado’s agriculture and how expanded market opportunities abroad are helping producers in the region.
With that said, joining the CO Ag News Network here inside the BARN is USDA FAS Administrator Phil Karsting to recap the forum…
Here are the three Fall Forums that are coming up:
LAND TENURE/BEGINNING FARMERS:
University of Minnesota-St. Paul
Confirmed Speaker: FSA Administrator Val Dolcini
Confirmed Date: October 11
DOMESTIC MARKETS-LOCAL/REGIONAL FOODS + ORGANICS:
Audubon Society, NH
Confirmed Speaker: Elanor Starmer
Confirmed Date: October 17
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Confirmed Speakers: Cathie Woteki, Chavonda Jacobs Young, and Kevin Shea, Mike Gregoire and Osama El-Lissy.
Date: October 25
USDA Expanding Export Markets and their Benefit to Rural America Fall Forum or more about the USDA’s Foreign Agriculutral Service – CLICK HERE