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Meat Institute Annual Meeting and Outlook Conference

The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC  | September 27-29, 2016


Issues, Answers, Actions

Moderated by Brent Cator, President, and John Vatri, Vice President, Cardinal Meat Specialists       

What’s the Secret Sauce for Keeping Your Best Employees?


Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture

 *For Christine Hoang's presentation please contact Nicole Vetsch at nvetsch@meatinstitute.org.

USDA Leadership Panel: Priorities and Pressures


The Business of Wasted Food

Kathleen Merrigan, PhD, Executive Director of Sustainability, George Washington University


2017 Election Outlook

Scott Shearer, Principal, The Bockorny Group


Concurrent Session Speakers and Session Descriptions

The Power of Stay Interviews

Dick Finnegan, Author, & CEO, C-Suite Analytics

Economic Outlook for the Red Meat Industry

John Nalivka, President, Sterling Marketing

Washington Insider Legislative Issues Panel

Julian Baer, Senate Agriculture Committee majority staff
Mary Knigge, House Agriculture Committee minority staff
Pam Miller, House Committee on Appropriations
Patricia Straughn, House Agriculture Committee majority staff
Moderated by Lee Lilley, Senior Vice President, McGuire Woods Consulting

Labor & Employment Law Outlook

John Cruickshank, Associate, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP

Introduction to Risk Management

Thomas Clark, Director of Agricultural Products, Chicago Mercantile Exchange


Legislative Hot Topics with Barnyard Partners

Colin Woodall, Vice President Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Bill Davis, Senior Director of Congressional Relations, National Pork Producers Council
Damon Wells, Vice President Government Affairs, National Turkey Federation
Harrison Kirchner, Government Affairs Manager, National Chicken Council
Moderated by Matt Mika, Director of Government Relations, Tyson Foods

Family Business to Business Family

Phil Clemens, Retired Chairman/Family Ambassador, The Clemens Family Corporation

Communicating About Animal Welfare In Good Times and Bad

Eric Dezenhall, Dezenhall Resources, Ltd.
Janet Riley, Senior Vice President Public Affairs, North American Meat Institute

Food Safety and Regulatory Update

NAMI Scientific and Regulatory Staff