American Agri-Women Host 21st Annual Symposium in D.C.

June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, “American Agriculture & the Integrity of America’s Food Supply.” This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women’s annual Fly-In, set for June 8-11, with many events being held at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C. Street, SW, Washington, D.C.

Symposium speakers include:

    --  Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture John Block - Block served under
        President Reagan and helped develop the 1985 Farm Bill. Block now serves
        on the board of The Farm Foundation, Hormel Food Corp. and Digital Angel
        Corp. He is chair of the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs
        Agribusiness Alliance and a member of the board for the Friends of the
        World Food Program. He is a non-resident senior fellow with the National
        Center for Food and Agriculture Policy.
    --  Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs for the American
        Meat Institute - Riley develops public information and issue management
        strategy and oversees the Institute's news reporting on MeatAMI.com. As
        a member of the AMI Crisis Management Team, she provides strategic
        counsel to AMI members when needed. Riley also serves as president of
        the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.
    --  Mischa Popoff, former inspector of organic farms and author of  the
        critically acclaimed book Is it Organic? - Popoff earned a B.A. from the
        University of Saskatchewan where he specialized in the history of
        nitrogen for fertilizer and warfare. He then worked as an Advanced
        Organic Farm and Process Inspector, inspecting over 500 organic farms
        and processing facilities. He stopped inspecting when he realized there
        was no appetite in the industry to eliminate fraud and gross negligence.
        He is now a public speaker, political columnist and radio host.
    --  Will Coggin, senior research analyst at the Center for Consumer Freedom
        -  At the Center, Coggin focuses his research on animal rights and
        environmental issues. Coggin is a frequent critic of radical activists
        who seek to take choices away from Americans and put farmers out of

Download speaker images at the AAW website. Download the agenda.

www.americanagriwomen.org, Facebook.com/AgriWomen/, Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag).

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