PRESENTERS AND PANEL LEADERS INCLUDE:
Dean of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who will discuss land use, environmental needs and what changing weather patterns will mean to growers in the region. Panelists include Chelsea Gazillo, Working Lands Alliance/AFT and a representative from Federal Reserve Bank of NY who will speak on Climate Resilience.
Director of Farm Credit East’s Knowledge Exchange, Laughton will analyze the markets and trade issues for agriculture in our region. Panelists include Phillip Grant, Hunts Point Produce Market and Maureen Ballatori, 29 Design Studio.
Former New York
Lieutenant Governor and CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of
Commerce, Duffy will speak on the topics of labor and regulatory issues. Panelists include Richard Stup, Cornell Ag Workforce Develop-ment; Veronica Nigh, an AFBF Economist and Mike Durant from the Food Industry Alliance.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BRETT SCIOTTO
CEO of Aimpoint Research, will be our keynote speaker. Brett will explore the opportunities for Northeast agriculture in a changing world and how our farmers will fit into the larger global market.