February 15, 2012

Highlights of Missouri Governor's Conference on Ag Now Available Online

Sessions, speakers and guests highlighted in videos on mda.mo.gov

Highlights from the 2012 Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture are now available online at mda.mo.gov. The videos feature sessions and guests from the Conference, which was held Jan. 19-21, and included more than 50 speakers and 15 panel discussions and seminars.

The 2012 Governor's Conference on Agriculture brought agricultural leaders and countless organizations from throughout the U.S. together to discuss current issues and opportunities for agriculture. Speakers included not only Governor Nixon and Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler, but also USDA Acting Under Secretary Michael Scuse, University of Missouri System President Designate Timothy Wolfe and directors, secretaries and commissioners of agriculture from 10 states.

The Conference, which was held in Kansas City for the first time, also included the Taste of AgriMissouri reception during which more than two dozen producers shared their Missouri-grown foods and beverages with attendees, a benefit auction which raised $12,000 for FFA, 4-H, ALOT and AFA programs for youth and young professionals in agriculture, and a special performance from country music star Mark Chesnutt.

A copy of the full agenda is available along with the videos on https://mda.mo.gov/governor_conference/.

For more information on the Governor's Conference on Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Agriculture, visit the Department online at http://www.mda.mo.gov.