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State and Provincial Animal Issues

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 15, 2019
9:15 am to 10:30 am
Imperial 1-2-3

What Language Does Your Dog Speak? Dog Importations | Senator Jean Leising, Indiana

Antibiotic Usage, Veterinary Usage | Ron Phillips, AHI

Roadkill Bill | Senator Bill Hansell, Oregon
Hansell - From Grill to Grill

State and Provincial Animal Issues Session Summary


Jean Leising

Indiana Senate

Senator Leising, a nurse by training, became manager of a their diversified farm in 1980 due to the death of her husband in a farming accident. She has also served as President of the Indiana Corn Growers. She was first elected senator in 1988 and served until 1996, then was re-elected in 2008. She serves as Chair of the Indiana Rural Caucus and is a SARL Board member [node:read-more:link]

Ron Phillips

Vice President
Animal Health Institute

Ron Phillips serves as Vice President, Public and Legislative Affairs at Animal Health Institute. Bottom of Form [node:read-more:link]

Bill Hansell

Oregon Senate

Senator Hansell is serving in his second term in the state legislature. His district is rural and is the third largest in Oregon, the size of the State of Maryland. Previously, Senator Hansell served as a Umatilla County Commissioner, being elected to eight consecutive terms. Hansell was born and raised in Athena where his family has farmed for four generations. [node:read-more:link]


Dana Brooks

President & CEO
Pet Food Institute

Dana Brooks serves as the president and CEO for the Pet Food Institute. Prior to joining PFI, Dana was the senior director of government relations at Land O’Lakes, Inc., and has also represented a range of agricultural interests. [node:read-more:link]