USDA has announced speakers for the 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Managing Risk in the 21st Century.”

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

January 22, 2013

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USDA Announces Ag Outlook Forum Speakers

USDA has announced speakers for the 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Managing Risk in the 21st Century.” Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will present the keynote address, followed by guest speaker former Senator Tom Daschle. USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber will present the 2013 U.S. Economic Outlook for Agriculture. In addition, a distinguished panel of speakers for the plenary session includes: Bryan T. Durkin, chief operating officer, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group; David Baudler, president, Cargill AgHorizons; and Scott H. Irwin, Laurence J. Norton chair of agricultural marketing, University of Illinois. Mike Adams, AgriTalk Radio host, will moderate the panel. The Ag Outlook Forum will be held Feb. 21-22 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA.

About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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