The Farm Foundation Forum will take place January 20, 2016 and focus on the issue of antibiotic use in both humans and animals. If you have 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, the Farm Foundation encourages you to attend.
Panel members will examine issues and actions in animal health, human health, the retail/market sector and the public policy arena, including what those actions mean domestically and globally. Moderating the panel will be Farm Foundation Trustee Joe Swedberg, who chairs the Foundation’s Antimicrobial Education Project Advisory Committee.
Featured on the panel will be:
– Terry Coffey, DVM, Smithfield Foods
– Steve Solomon, MD, Global Public Health Consulting
– Jerome Lyman, McDonald’s Corporation, retired
– Kathy Talkington, Pew Charitable Trusts
The Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. After discussion by the panelists, the floor will be opened for questions. For those unable to attend in person, a live audiocast is available free of charge. The Forum is also free, but registration is required.