Farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural leaders can learn about the significance of international trade on local agriculture production, markets, and economies at the 2022 Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference on March 3, 2022, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
The conference is being hosted by the Center for Profitable Agriculture, University of Tennessee (UT) Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UT Martin, and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and will be held at Agricenter International located at 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. in Memphis.
There is no charge to attend, however, those who plan on attending should register by February 20th, according to the press release.
During the conference, attendees will hear from experts on trade and a panel of state and national commodity leaders who will present tools and resources on agricultural exporting, the press release notes. Tennessee Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) will address conference attendees virtually. Additionally, the conference will include speakers and presentations from university, government, industry, and commodity representatives.
Speakers include Scott Gerlt, an economist at the American Soybean Association; Jon Holztrager, director of Supply Chain Partnerships at the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute; Andrew Muhammad, Ph.D., professor and Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture; Stephen Alexander Vaden, judge, United States Court of International Trade; and Daniel B. Whitley, administrator at the Foreign Agricultural Service.
“Agricenter International is extremely excited to work with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and UT to bring the Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference to Memphis,” Agricenter International President and CEO John Butler said in a statement. “In the current business environment, international trade and developing new opportunities for local products are more important than ever for the success of the Mid-South agricultural business community.”
Registration and more information can be found at www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-mid-south-agriculture-trade-conference-tickets-181903858337
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