What is the Future of Agriculture and Food?

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What is the Future of Agriculture and Food?
What is the future of Agriculture and Food? You are invited to join us as we analyze the future of the industries and address compelling issues that will impact companies in the coming years.

Noon – 12:30 pm Registration, Networking, Lunch

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm Welcome and Introduction of Keynote

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm Global Overview of Agriculture & Food, Antonio Galindez (President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences)

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm General Counsel Roundtable – Crop Protection/Biotech, Rachel Lattimore (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CropLife America); Ken Isley (Vice President and General Counsel, Dow AgroSciences); Kathy Mayberry (General Counsel, AgReliant Genetics)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Global Perspective on Intellectual Property Protection for Plants: Alice Martin, PhD (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Purdue Agriculture’s Role in Plant Science Innovation Jay Akridge, PhD (Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University)

3:20 pm – 4:05 pm Legislative OverviewSusan Bodine, Federal Overview (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg); Heather Willey and Brian Burdick, Indiana Overview (Partners, Barnes & Thornburg);

4:05 pm – 4:45 pm Challenges for Food Safety Through the Food Safety Modernization ActBob Ehart (Senior Policy & Science Advisor, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture)

4:45 pm – 4:55 pm Closing Comments, Sue Ellspermann, PhD (Lt. Governor, State of Indiana)

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm Thank You, William Wales and Joe Thompson (Partners and Co-Chairs of Agriculture & Food Processing Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg).

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Reception

Hank McKay at hmckay@btlaw.com or (317) 231-6409

Event Location

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
11 S. Meridian Street
5th Floor Auditorium
Indianapolis, IN

April 23, 2014

Registration and Lunch:
Noon – 12:30 pm (Eastern)
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Networking Reception:

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Register Here

Seminar courtesy of
Barnes & Thornburg
Agriculture & Food Processing Practice Group


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