Indiana Corn & Soybean Joint Policy Forum:

The Political Divide Facing Agriculture

 Tuesday, December 2, 2014

11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST

Glass Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, Ind. 46205

Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance Membership & Policy Committee are hosting a meeting to discuss issues you, our members, are facing and what our organizations should be focused on in 2015.

In addition to plenty of time for discussion between our staff, farmer-directors and members, the day will include presentations to help set the stage on federal, state and local issues important to corn and soybean farmers. Indiana Corn Growers Association will also hold its annual meeting on this date. Indiana Corn Growers Association will also hold its annual meeting, including director elections, starts at 9:30 a.m. on this date.Lunch will be served and it’s free to attend.

 

To register, click here.

Questions? Call 317-347-3620.

Agenda

11:30 am:  Luncheon with Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Growers Association Members

12:30 pm:  Joint Corn & Soybean Policy Forum

Welcome – Jane Ade Stevens, CEO ICGA & ISA

  • ICGA President Herb Ringel, & ISA President Dave Lowe
  • Introduction of Special Guests
  • Steve Censky, CEO, American Soybean Association
  • Chris Novak, CEO, National Corn Growers Association
  • Sponsor Recognition – Beck’s Hybrids
  • The 21st Century Farm Organizations

1:00 pm: Federal Policy - Future of Farm Policy

  • What Do Farmers Want from Their Farm Organizations?
  • Moderator: Patrick Pfingsten, ISA/ICGA Public Affairs Manager

Does Your Congressional Delegation Represent Your Policies?

  • John Doggett, Vice President of Public Policy, National Corn Growers Association
  • Steve Censky, CEO, American Soybean Association

2:00 pm: Break

2:15 pm: State Issues – Will The Farm Voice Count in the 2015 Indiana General Assembly?  A look at the critical issues

  • Moderator:  Patrick Pfingsten, ISA/ICGA Public Affairs Manager
  • Senator Jean Leising
  • Representative Don Lehe
  • Katrina Hall, Indiana Farm Bureau
  • John Baugh, Purdue University

3:00 pm: Local Issues – Is Your County the Next One to Zone Out Ag? What we’ve learned from the front lines

  • Moderator: Andy Tauer, ISA, ICGA, ICMC Livestock Director
  • Indiana Grain Farmer
  • Indiana Livestock Farmer
  • Greg Slipher, Livestock Director, Indiana Farm Bureau

3:45 pm: Closing Remarks

4:00 pm: Adjourn