Menu Coexistence Strategy Forum - AGENDA / PROCEEDINGS
APHIS Amended Order
Coexistence Documents
Supreme Court Ruling on Roundup Ready Alfalfa
NAFA's Statement on Roundup Ready
Grower Opportunity Zones
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8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Beth Nelson - President, National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance
Allen Van Deynze - University of California, Seed Biotechnology Center
8:40 Current Regulations
Andrea Huberty - Biotechnologist, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
8:55 Panel 1: Organic/Feedstock Export/Seed Export Perspectives
Fred Kirschenmann - Distinguished Fellow, Lepold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Kenneth Hobbie - President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council
Jeff Plourd - Vice President, El Toro Export, LLC
Gregory Lowry - Executive VP, Idaho Crop Improvement Association
Paul Frey - CEO, Cal/West Seeds
11:35 Industry Perspective
Dave Miller - Alfalfa Research Director, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
12:00 Lunch/Listening Session
1:00 Panel 2: Producer/Researcher Perspective - Gene Movement and Adventitious Presence
Mike Phillips - Farm Manager, Nevada Nile Ranch
Paul Bertels - Director of Biotechnology & Economic Analysis, National Corn Growers Association
James Cane - Research Entomologist, USDA's Agricultural Research Service
Dan Putnam - Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California - Davis
3:00 Breakout Sessions/Reports
5:00 Adjourn