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Thursday, June 5, 2008        

 

Welcome and Introductions

Jimmy Mardis, Group EHS Director, Tyson Foods, Inc.

 

Impact of U.S. Ethanol Fuel Policy on Feed and Food Prices

Ron Plain, Ph.D., Professor of Agriculture Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia

        

Panel:  Environmental Compliance – Case Studies on Avoiding Problems

Moderator:       Willis Sneed, Senior Professional Associate, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Speakers:         Jimmy Mardis, Group EHS Director, Tyson Foods, Inc.

                        Paul Gomes, Regulatory Compliance Engineer, Indiana Packers Corporation

                        Eric Lassalle, Senior Environmental Engineer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.

 

Panel:  Indirect Discharge Problems – Case Studies

Moderator:       Jennifer Nelson, Director of Environmental Affairs, Seaboard Farms, Inc.

Speakers:         Craig Caprara, Water Section Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc.

                        Steve Patrick, Group EHS Director, Tyson Foods, Inc.

                        Greg Appleton, Group Safety Environmental Manager, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

                        Paul Gomes, Regulatory Compliance Engineer, Indiana Packers Corporation

                        Edward Copeland, Arcadis

 

Panel:  Negotiating with POTWs and other Regulators

Moderator:       Erin Black, Director - Environmental, Safety and Security, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

Speakers:         Greg Appleton, Vice President, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

                        Becky Thomas, Monett Complex Environmental Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc.

                        Caleb Hunt, Environmental Engineering Manager, Farmland Foods, Inc.

 

Lunch

Speaker:  Brian Klippenstein, Legislative Aide to Senator Bond (R-MO)

Introduction:   Mike Richtig, Environmental Manager, Cargill Meat Solutions

 

Overview of New Regulations:  Ozone, PM2.5, DHS Chemical Security, CERCLA air emissions reporting exemption, Total N/P lawsuit NRDC

Introduction:     Jennifer Nelson, Director of Environmental Affairs, Seaboard Farms, Inc.

Speakers:        Mark Anstoetter, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

                        Thomas Grever, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

                       

EPA’s New CAFO Clean Water Act NPDES Regulation:  Overview & Timetable

Speaker:          Allison Wiedeman, EPA Region 7, Assistant Regional Administrator for Agriculture Policy

 

Panel:    Emerging Water Quality Issues to Watch

Moderator:       Michael Richtig, Environmental Manager, Cargill Meat Solutions

Speakers:         Greg Sindt, Principal Engineer, Bolton & Menk

                        Willis Sneed, Senior Professional Associate, HDR Engineering, Inc.

 

 

Friday, June 6, 2008

 

Innovation in Water Re-Use

Speaker:          Martin Hanka, P.E., Project Manager, O’Brien & Gere

 

Innovation in Energy Conservation

Speaker:           Michael Granstaff, Vice President, American Energy Solutions, Inc.

 

Panel:  Waste-to-Energy Innovations – Case Studies

Moderator:       Ann Tennier, Vice President Environmental Affairs, Maple Leaf Foods International

Speakers:        Gary Louis, Ph.D., Vice President, Integrated Business Strategies, Seaboard Foods

                        Ann Tennier, Vice President Environmental Affairs, Maple Leaf Foods International

 

Panel:    Emerging Technologies & Innovative Ways to Do Things

Moderator:       Paul Gomes, Regulatory Compliance Engineer, Indiana Packers Corporation

Speakers:         Joe Pease, Complex Environmental Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc.

                        Erin Black, Director - Environmental, Safety and Security, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

 

Panel:   Stewardship

Moderator:       Bill Gill, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Speakers:         Chris Thimes, Safety & Environmental Manager, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

                        Bill Gill, Vice President Environment Affairs, Smithfield Foods, Inc.

 

Panel:     Sustainability

Moderator:       Greg Appleton VP, Safety and Environment, Sara Lee Food and Beverage

Speakers:         Paul Rutledge, EHSS Director, Johnsonville Sausage & AMI Sustainability Committee

                        Richard J. Pastor, QEP, Vice President, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group

                        Amy R. Clement, PE, LEED® AP, Project Manager, Aviation & Facilities, Burns & McDonnell