Business Session

26 Apr 2018
8:00 am - 11:45 am

Business Session

  • The 10 Year Forecast on the Future of California’s Water
    Situation by: Lauren Layne, Baker Manock & Jensen, PC
  • Economic Trends by: Dr. Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo Bank
  • CGFA Annual Meeting/Reports by: President Ken Zeman, Harris
    Feeding Co. and Chief Executive Officer Chris Zanobini and
    Legislative Advocate Dennis Albiani
  • Safe and Sustainable Feed and Food Production through
    Education and Research by: Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis
  • Invited to Speak: Undersecretary Ted McKinney

Water: The Forecast of the Next 10 Years on The Future of California’s
Water Situation by: Lauren Layne, Baker Manock & Jensen, PC: Lauren
will discuss: the water supply outlook; give us an update on where
we are with the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater
Management Act. Her presentation will include a look at the current
and proposed regulations affecting water availability, both from a
water supply and water quality standpoint. And – what’s next? Key
elements to consider for the future of farming and agriculture in
California.
Economic Outlook by: Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo & Company:
Michael Swanson is an agricultural economist and consultant for
Wells Fargo, the largest commercial agricultural lender in the United
States. Based in Minneapolis, his responsibilities include analyzing the
impact of energy on agriculture and forecasting for key agricultural
commodities, including wheat, soybeans, corn, and livestock sectors,
such as cattle, dairy, and hogs. Additionally, he helps develop
credit and risk strategies for Wells Fargo’s customers, and performs
macroeconomic and international analysis on agricultural production
and agribusiness.
CGFA Annual Meeting & Activity Reports: Get a 2017-2018
update on your partnership with CGFA from President Ken Zeman,
Harris Feeding Co., a legislative update by Dennis Albiani and a review
of the activities of this past year from Chief Executive Officer Chris
Zanobini.
Safe and Sustainable Feed and Food Production through Education
and Research by: Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis: This presentation
will provide an update on the Global Feed Industry Initiatives and the
Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) commitment to
continue to support and encourage the sustainable development
of animal production. Hear how, through innovation and efficiency,
animal feed has proven to be an essential part of the solution
to make the livestock production chain more sustainable. Dr.
Mitloehner will also update the industry on the UC Davis feedmill
upgrade project.
Invited Guest Speaker: Undersecretary Ted McKinney
Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs in the USDA.
(unable to confirm at the time of printing but we are hopeful)