Conference to focus on the future of ag in the Northeast

Source: NY Farm Bureau


The future of farming is in sight. Registration is now open for the special conference entitled “Focusing on the Future of Northeast Agriculture: Adapt. Advance. Achieve.” It will be held December 6, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo, NY. The unique event will focus on the changing climates impacting farmers – business, market, and weather patterns.


Presenters and panel leaders will include the Dean of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ben Houlton, who will explore land use, environmental needs and what changing weather patterns will mean to growers in the region. Former New York Lieutenant Governor and CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Robert Duffy, will lead a discussion on movements in labor and regulatory issues. And the Director of Farm Credit East’s Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton will host a panel to analyze the markets and trade issues for Northeast agriculture.


The keynote speaker is Brett Sciotto of Aimpoint Research, a global, strategic intelligence firm specializing in agri-food that was named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Brett will tie everything together and explore the opportunities for Northeast agriculture in a changing world and how our farmers will fit into the larger global market.


American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall will also attend an evening reception for conference goers to network and discuss the topics of the day.


The cost to attend the event at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo is $150 for NYFB members and $175 for non-members and includes registration, lunch, and the dinner reception. Reduced rate hotel rooms are available.


The following day, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, New York Farm Bureau delegates will gather for the 66th State Annual Meeting. They will discuss and vote on public policy resolutions that are at the heart of Farm Bureau’s grassroots organization. Awards will be presented during a special luncheon followed by the business session and elections.


For more information, visit Future of Agriculture Summit – Focusing on the Future (nyfb.org).

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