Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit

Tue. January 31| 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Room B-207/208

This continuing program will provide viewpoints from industry and agricultural experts on sustainability and why it matters to the animal agricultural industry, as well as how to communicate sustainability efforts to consumers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.

Agenda

9:00am – 9:45am             

What is Sustainable Agriculture and how do you demonstrate it – Dr. Marty Matlock, Executive director of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability and Professor of Ecological Engineering

9:45am – 10:15am

Collaborating with Farmers to Advance the Sustainability of their Farm – Suzy Friedman, Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund

10:15am – 10:45am

An Industry Success Story on Achieving Zero Landfill Status – Michele Boney, Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety at West Liberty Foods

10:45am – 11:15am

Striving to Become More Sustainable: Establishing Value Chain Partnerships to Grow Purina’s Sustainability Culture – Jack Scott, Head of Contract Manufacturing and head of Sustainability, Nestle Purina PetCare

11:15am – 11:45am

Agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay:  Working Together for Profitable Agriculture and Healthy Waters – Kelly Shenk, Agricultural Advisor for EPA Region III

11:45am – 12:00pm

Questions and Wrap-Up – Panel

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards

Paul Bredwell

Cost: Free

Track: IPPE Free Educational Programs


Educational Partner


Speakers

Dr. Marty Matlock
Dr. Marty Matlock Executive Director for Sustainability and Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Arkansas | Role:
Jack Scott
Jack Scott Head of Sustainability and Head of Contract Manufacturing, Nestle Purina PetCare | Role:
Kelly Shenk
Kelly Shenk Agricultural Advisor , EPA Region III | Role:
Michelle Boney
Michelle Boney Director of EHS, West Liberty Foods | Role:
Suzy Friedman
Suzy Friedman Senior Director, Agricultural Sustainability, Environmental Defense Fund | Role: