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2021 Ag Chairs Summit

As a respected agriculture and rural leader, we would like to personally invite you to attend the 2021 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit – the only meeting of its kind in North America.  The 2021 Summit will be Friday, January 8 through Sunday, January 10 in Charleston, South Carolina.  

Can't travel because of COVID-19?  That is fine!  You can attend the Summit virtually!

As legislative leaders responsible for developing and implementing the policies that address food production, natural resource management and rural development, you  are well aware of the many challenges that your states and provinces face; challenges that cross state and even national boundaries.

That is where State Agriculture and Rural Leaders and the Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit comes in.  Since 2001, the LAC Summit has been providing a non-partisan unparalleled educational opportunity for elected state and provincial officials with an interest in agriculture and rural communities to work together, network, collaborate and create problem solving partnerships. 

This is an invitation-only Summit, and all of your on-site expenses (three nights room, registration and meals) are covered by State Agriculture and Rural Leaders, a federal 501 c(3) non-profit. There are also travel scholarships for those without state or campaign funds for transportation.  

The Summit includes an optional day of site visits of agricultural, food, fuel sites in the Charleston area (Friday), a full day of discussion of state issues (Saturday), and then a half day of discussion of Federal issues (Sunday) that impact the states and provinces.  

For those wishing to  attend virtually, there will virtual tours for you as well!  Attendees will be able  attend virtual information sessions while having the opportunity to interact with the  speakers.  There will also be networking opportunities to interact with the other virtual and in person attendees, all from your home office.

The tentative agenda includes:

January 8, 2021 -  Tours of agriculture  highlights in and around Charleston, South Carolina

January 9, 2021 - State and Provincial Issues to include: 

  • Rural Healthcare
  • Rural Tele-health
  • Rural Justice System and Opioid Treatments
  • Broadband and the COVID Impact
  • Gene Editing
  • The Future of the Livestock Industry
  • Rural Tourism
  • The Right to Repair
  • Regulator Authority in Pesticides
  • Pet Importation

January 10, 2020 - Federal Issues

  • Food Safety
  • Efficiencies in the Food Chain
  • Pet Food Safety