Food Security Policy Event Takes Place In PA

Taylor TruckeyAgribusiness, Food, Government, Local, Policy

farm journal foundationThe “Importance of Global Food Security to Pennsylvania and America” will take place on January 11 in PA, 2016 courtesy of the Farm Journal Foundation and the Pennsylvania Dept of Ag. Mr. Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture will introduce the session, which includes many other agriculture leaders.

“While agricultural researchers work hard to increase yields, an often overlooked area is how government policies affect trade, food production and distribution, and critical decisions made by industry leaders,” said Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture. “With all the economic, population and natural pressures on agriculture, informed public policy can help lay the groundwork for a globally-secure food supply. This panel provides an opportunity for policymakers and thought leaders to talk about this issue and gain a better understanding of the challenges and the opportunities.”

The lead farmer for the Pennsylvania Farm Journal Foundation Farm Team, Jim Rexroth, will participate in the event. “As a farmer, I’m personally dedicated to feeding people. Each of us can do our part to help those who suffer from hunger,” comments Rexroth. “At this event, members of the Pennsylvania farm community will have a chance to hear from policymakers and thought leaders about the important role that U.S. agriculture can and must play in ensuring the world produces enough food to feed an ever-growing population.”

When: Monday January 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex–The Commonwealth Room on the third floor.

Featured presenters and panelists include:

Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
Mr. Russell Redding, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture
Senator Bob Casey (D, PA)
Representative Scott Perry (R, PA)
Ms. Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Deputy Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture
Dr. Janelle Larson, Penn State University –Berks campus
Mr. Jim Rexroth, lead farmer, Farm Journal Foundation Farm Team