Monday, February 1, 2010

Farm Foundation Forum

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Feeding the World:  
Where Do We Begin?
Much attention has been given to building awareness of the challenges facing the world's agriculture as it works to provide food, feed, fuel and fiber to a global population that is expected to double in the next 30 years.  The most recent was the release of a paper by the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), "Agricultural Productivity Strategies for the Future: Addressing U.S. and Global Challenges."
How to begin addressing those challenges will be the focus of the Feb. 2 Farm Foundation Forum.  Presenters, yet to be named, will make brief comments, after which the floor will be opened for discussion.
The Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.  Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m.  
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by noon Friday, Jan. 29. There is no charge to participate. 
About the Forum:
Farm Foundation, NFP organizes these public forums to engage all stakeholders in informed dialogue on food, agricultural and rural policies.  Participants examine current policies, explore and analyze alternative policy proposals, and give voice to new proposals.  Speakers give brief topic summaries, with ample time provided for discussion. 
Who should participate: People with an interest in agricultural, food and rural policy, including members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics and members of the media.

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