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2015 National Ag Day Schedule
Hotel reservations can be made at The Helix,
1430 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20005
Room Rate: $209/night - make sure you mention Ag Day when making your reservations.
The hotel cut-off date for making reservations is Friday, February 27, 2015.
Tuesday, March 17
Agri-Pulse’s Ag Day kickoff event in 902 Hart Senate Office Building
3:30 – 5:00 Panel Discussion
Farm to Fork Politics: Unleashing Innovation in Agriculture
Is your next vaccine going to come from inside a vegetable? Can you find your favorite buffalo chicken flavors in hard-boiled eggs? Farmers and agribusinesses across the U.S. are using innovative techniques to produce food, fiber, fuel and even new pharmaceuticals. Hear from leading experts about the opportunities ahead and the challenges they face in trying to innovate, while addressing ever-changing federal standards. Rep. Rodney Davis, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture’s Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research Subcommittee will also participate in this panel discussion, with Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant serving as moderator.
5:00-7:00 Agri-Pulse Customer Appreciation Reception
Keep the conversation going: Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres after the panel discussion.
Reception with Food and Drink Immediately Following
Sponsored by Agri-Pulse
Free of Charge
To register for these events visit https://nama.formstack.com/forms/agdaylunch
Wednesday, March 18
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Mix & Mingle Luncheon
Venue: Cannon Caucus Room
Program: 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speakers: Outstanding Young Farmer
Free of charge.
To register for the Ag Day Mix and Mingle Luncheon visit https://nama.formstack.com/forms/agdaylunch
FarmHer Exhibit at USDA
As part of the National Ag Day celebration this year, a selection of photographs featuring women working in their various roles in agriculture, taken by Marji Guyler-Alaniz, President and Founder of FarmHer, will be featured at USDA on March 18th from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Marji Guyler-Alaniz, is a native of Urbandale, Iowa, and has spent nearly two years documenting the important role that women play in agriculture throughout the U.S. for her long-term FarmHer project.
To register for the Exhibit please visit https://NAMA.formstack.com/forms/usda
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner
Venue: Whitten Patio USDA Building
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speaker: Essay Contest Winner
Charles Eastin Award Presentation
Video Essay to be played, Poster art on display
This is a ticketed event.
$150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10.
To register for the Ag Day Dinner visit https://NAMA.formstack.com/forms/agdaydinner