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Food Dialogues Nebraska: Pivoting the GMO Conversation

September 6, 2017

Tune in TODAY at 1:oop.m. CT on our Facebook page for a Live Stream of Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation.


Today’s consumers have access to more information than ever before, and food companies are responding by creating a myriad of labels and absence claims from “sustainable” and “natural” to “GMO-free” and “locally-grown.” Join the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), in conjunction with the Nebraska Soybean Board, at Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation. We will bring together a compelling panel of farmers, industry experts, academics, and consumers for a lively discussion about food and agriculture.

If you are interested in attendingCLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.


Event Schedule:
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 p.m. Food Dialogues Panel Discussion and Q & A Session
2:45 p.m. Meet and Greet with Academy Award® Nominated Director, Scott Hamilton Kennedy
2:45 p.m. Optional Tour of The Food Processing Center. (We have reached capacity for the tour.)

Pivoting the GMO Conversation

Scott Hamilton Kennedy - Moderator

Film Writer, Director, Producer, and Editor

Academy Award® nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy is a writer, director, producer, cameraman, and editor. Scott’s latest documentary, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is Food Evolution. Amidst the ideological war over how to safely and sustainably feed a growing global population.

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Danielle Nierenberg

American Activist, Author and Journalist, co-founder of FoodTank

Danielle co-founded FoodTank, as an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Danielle has authored or contributed to several major reports and books and her knowledge of global agriculture has been cited in more than 8,000 print and broadcast outlets.

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Amber Pankonin MS, RD, LMNT

Immediate Past President of the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Blogger at Stirlist

Amber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist passionate about food, nutrition science and agriculture. She works as a Nutrition and Agriculture Communications Consultant and adjunct instructor.

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Hilary Maricle

CommonGround Farmer- cattle, corn, hogs and soybeans, Associate Dean of Agriculture, Math, and Science, American Farm Bureau Federation

Hilary Maricle is a farmer and Agricultural leader who is passionate about agriculture and helping students reach their goals! She takes leadership to the next level by serving as Associate Dean of Agriculture, Math, and Science to impact more students in her rural area.

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Jeremy Brown

Texas Organic Cotton Farmer

Jeremy Brown is a fifth-generation West Texas farmer. His operation has just under 3,000 acres of cotton, organic cotton, wheat, rye, grain sorghum, peanuts and sesame and about 1,000 acres is used for growing organic, non-irrigated cotton. The mission of his farming operation, Broadview Agriculture

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Marty D. Matlock, Ph.D., PE, CSE

Executive Director Office for Sustainability and Professor of Ecological Engineering, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of Arkansas

Dr. Marty Matlock is a professor of ecological engineering and area director of Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Senior Ecologist with the Ecological Society of America, and a Registered Professional Engineer (Texas).

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