2017

28-Sep-17 Back

08:30 am - 10:40 am

Special Session - The Role of Science and Policy to Ensure Future Agriculture Industry Stability and Food Security

Panel Moderator:

  • Steven Pueppke, Director of Global and Strategic Initiatives, CANR and Special Advisor to the VP for Research and Graduate Studies at Michigan State University

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mike Grusak, USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientist and the Center Director of the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Crystal McKay, CEO, Farm and Food Care Canada
  • Cam Dahl, President, Cereals Canada

Advancements in science and technology are constant, thanks to the bright minds behind new research and innovations. They’re helping us build an economically, environmentally and socially responsible future – one that includes food security. These solutions require sophisticated translation tools and communications to ensure industry leaders, government regulators and the public can engage with such advancements in effective and meaningful ways.

During this panel session, we’ll discuss how science and policy play together to pave a path towards a sustainable future.

Main Plenary


Sponsored by: North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC)

Cam Dahl

Cam has significant experience in Canadian agriculture. Immediately prior to joining Cereals Canada Cam held the post of

Michael A. Grusak

Dr. Mike Grusak is a USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientist and the Center Director of the Red River Valley

Crystal MacKay

Crystal is the President of the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity with a vision for helping

Steven G. Pueppke

Steven G. Pueppke currently serves as Professor of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences at Michigan State University.