On Friday, November 19, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, Kyle House Group, Farm Journal Foundation, Florida A&M University, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, and the American Farm Bureau Federation will host a virtual briefing on Florida’s leadership in agriculture research and development, production, and international trade. The event will also provide a platform to discuss state efforts to advance global food security and nutrition.
● Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-03)
● Congressman Gregory Steube (R-FL-17)
● Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL-22)
● Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25)
● Former Representative Ted Yoho
● Dr. Scott Angle, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
● Dr. Robert Taylor, Florida A&M University
● Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute
● Renee Strickland, Strickland Ranch & Exports, Inc., and Farmer Ambassador, Farm Journal Foundation
● Kevin Lussier, Florida Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group President
● Dale Moore, American Farm Bureau Federation
● Dr. Pedro Sanchez, UF/IFAS
● Dr. Omolola Betiku, College of Agriculture & Food Sciences, Florida A&M University
● Dr. Robert Bertram, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security
● Carrie Castille, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
● William Moore, Eleanor Crook Foundation
As the pandemic continues to roll back decades of progress in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, new reports estimate that 811 million people faced hunger in 2020 alone. The Florida Global Food Security Summit aims to highlight existing efforts and partnerships, as well as new opportunities, for state leaders, farmers, and researchers to harness the skill and ingenuity of the Sunshine State’s diverse nutrition, agriculture, and health communities.
For more information and to register, see Zoom link here.