Speaking Highlights

December 6, 2012
Farm Journal Forum
Washington, D.C.
“Domestic Hunger, Nutrition and the Obesity Epidemic” Panel Moderator

November 9, 2012
Environmental Working Group Congressional Briefing
Washington, D.C.
Conservation Compliance Panel Presenter

November 7, 2012
Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG) Conference 2012 Meeting
Washington, D.C.
“Assessing the Political Landscape: An Early Read of the Post-Election Tea Leaves, and Possible New Opportunities for C-AGG ” Prognosticator

October 25, 2012
Conservation Technology Innovation Center “30th Anniversary Celebration”
St. Louis, Missouri
“Looking back on 30 Years of Conservation” Panelist

September 4, 2012
Michigan State University  “Advocacy in the Natural Resource Arena” Class
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Guest Lecturer

June 20, 2012
National Grain and Feed Association Congressional Staff Briefing
Washington, D.C.
“Regaining Ground: A Conservation Reserve Program Right Sized for the Times” Report Presenter

February 16, 2012
Governor’s Conference on Agriculture
Nebraska Agriculture: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities
Kearney, Nebraska
“2012 Farm Bill: Meeting the Needs of Nebraska Agriculture Today and in the Future” Speaker

February 14, 2012
International Sweetener Colloquium
Orlando, Florida
“2012 Farm Bill” Panel Presenter

November 30, 2011
Informa Economics’ Agricultural Policy Roundtable
Washington, D.C.
“2012 Farm Bill–Progress or Stalemate?” Speaker

November 9, 2011
Farm Foundation Forum
Washington, D.C.
“Conservation Options for Future Farm Policy” Panel Presenter

October 25, 2011
Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) Fall Meeting
Washington, D.C.
“USDA Renewable Power Program and CESA Partnership Opportunities” Panelist

August 24, 2011
Farm Credit Services of America Side X Side Young & Beginning Conference
Omaha, Nebraska
“Washington Ag Policy Update: What to Expect in 2011 and Beyond” Conference Presenter

July 19, 2011
The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) and Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) House and Senate Briefings
Washington, D.C.
“Farm Bill Energy Title: Rural Energy for America Program” Panel Presenter

July 18, 2011
Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
“Climate Change and the Farm Bill” Panel Presenter

May 17, 2011
2011 National Dairy Producer’s Conference
Omaha, Nebraska
“Environmental Stewardship: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Today’s Dairy Farmers” Panel Presenter

April 9, 2011
National Agricultural Landscapes Forum
Washington, D.C.
“Going Beyond Jurisdictional Authorities” Panel Presenter

March 14, 2011
National Farmers Union Convention
San Antonio, Texas
Conference Speaker

January 25, 2011
International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum 2011
Miami, Florida
“The US Dairy Industry Commitment to Sustainability” Panel Moderator

January 8, 2011
Ag Connect Town Hall Session on Modern Agriculture’s Shrinking Environmental Footprint
View the Town Hall Video
Atlanta, Georgia
Session Moderator

November 10, 2010
Meridian Institute Foundation Working Group on Food and Agriculture Policy Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Political Landscape Panel Speaker

November 4, 2010
National Corn Growers Association Ag Energy Symposium
Washington, D.C.
Symposium Moderator

September 28, 2010
BIO’s 2010 Livestock Biotech Summit
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Animal Agriculture Today Opening Speaker

July 20, 2010
64th Annual International Livestock Identification Association Conference
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Livestock Traceability in North America Keynote Speaker

July 19, 2010
National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Legislative Conference
Washington, D.C.
Climate Change Conference Presenter

July 13, 2010
Crop Life America National Policy Conference
Washington, D.C.
Planting the Seeds for the 2012 Farm Bill Panel Presenter

February 10, 2010
Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference
Jonesboro, Arkansas
The Economics and Politics of Climate Change Conference Presenter

January 12, 2010
Case IH Agriculture Ag Connect Expo
Orlando, Florida
How is Sustainability Reshaping Agriculture? Panelist

January 5, 2010
National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
Conservation Programs Workshop Presenter