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What is the future of Agriculture and Food? You are invited to join us as we analyze the future of the industries and address compelling issues that will impact companies in the coming years.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Noon – 12:30 p.m. Registration, Networking, Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynote

12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Global Overview of Agriculture & Food - Antonio Galindez (President and CEO of Dow AgroSciences)

1:10 p.m. – 2 p.m. General Counsel Roundtable – Crop Protection/Biotech, Rachel Lattimore (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CropLife America); Ken Isley (Vice President and General Counsel, Dow AgroSciences); Kathy Mayberry (General Counsel, AgReliant Genetics)

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Global Perspective on Intellectual Property Protection for Plants - Alice Martin, Ph.D. (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg)

2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Break

3 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Purdue Agriculture’s Role in Plant Science Innovation – Jay Akridge, Ph.D. (Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University)

3:20 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Legislative Overview – Susan Bodine, Federal Overview (Partner, Barnes & Thornburg); Heather Willey and Brian Burdick, Indiana Overview (Partners, Barnes & Thornburg);

4:05 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Challenges for Food Safety Through the Food Safety Modernization Act – Bob Ehart (Senior Policy & Science Advisor, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture)

4:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Closing Comments - Sue Ellspermann, Ph.D. (Lt. Governor, State of Indiana)

4:55 p.m. - 5 p.m. Thank You - William Wales (Co-Chair of Agriculture & Food Processing Practice Group, Barnes & Thornburg).

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Location: Barnes & Thornburg LLP | 11 S. Meridian Street | 5th Floor Auditorium | Indianapolis

Questions? Contact Hank McKay at hmckay@btlaw.com or (317) 231-6409.


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