The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska and We Support Agriculture will hold their joint 2019 annual stakeholders meeting Nov. 25 at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.
The meeting will open at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the formal meeting at 9 a.m. All AFAN and WSA partners and stakeholders are invited. A luncheon sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board is scheduled for noon.
At 9:45 a.m., keynote speaker Jana McGuire from The Center for Food Integrity will discuss "Gene Editing: Current Science and Public Viewpoint." At the close of the luncheon meeting at 1 p.m., McGuire will present a bonus session titled, "Gene Editing/Engage Training."
The meeting will include year-end reports by Steve Martin, executive director of AFAN and WSA, and Will Keech, livestock development director with AFAN. The reports will present the year's accomplishments and provide a look into future opportunities for both organizations.
Also included in the meeting will be the presentation of the Sand County Foundation's 2019 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award to Ryan, Angela and Cheyenne Sundstrom, owners of the Broken Box Ranch in Moorefield.
Anyone interested in attending the annual meeting to learn more about AFAN and WSA, and the future of animal agriculture in Nebraska must RSVP to Judy Stauffer by Nov. 18 by calling 402-421-4472 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.