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Consumer focus group and follow up panel

2017 Ag Chairs Summit
January 7, 2017
Riverview Ballroom

How rural/ag can best influence the conversation. How can rural agvocates turn/keep the conversation about our issues positive? 


Matt Bailey

Executive Director
National Association for Biomedical Research

Matthew R. Bailey is the executive vice president of the National Association for Biomedical Research and the Foundation for Biomedical Research. As a government relations professional focused on science and technology  issues, Mr. Bailey’s Washington career has spanned more than 20 years. In 1996, he served as a presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration as a congressional liaison for the U.S. [node:read-more:link]

Dawn Caldwell

Common Ground

Dawn Caldwell’s family ranches and farm in North Central Kansas where they raise Red Angus cattle, wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, and hay.  A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she spent four years working for the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service and has spent the past 15 years working at the Aurora Cooperative, first as a livestock specialist and currently as the corporate communications manager. [node:read-more:link]

Janice Tranberg

Executive Director

Janice Tranberg most recently served as an assistant deputy minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and was