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  • STARTJan 17th - 1:00pm

  • ENDJan 17th - 5:30pm

  • VENUEJW Marriott Austin

Texas Global Food Security Summit

Join the Eleanor Crook Foundation, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the World Affairs Council of Austin, and UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs for the inaugural Texas Global Food Security Summit. The summit will provide a platform to discuss and promote the unique leadership of the state of Texas in advancing global food security and nutrition. Summit speakers will include members of the Texas congressional delegation, state government officials, and leaders from the university, agriculture, business, and civil society communities.

*Dress code is business casual

Opening Keynote Remarks 1:00-1:30pm

  • William Moore, Executive Director of the Eleanor Crook Foundation
  • Dale Moore, Executive Vice President of the American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Dr. Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security

Panel I: U.S. Agriculture and Farming Community Leading the Way in Global Food Security 1:30-2:15pm

  • Dr. Jim Butler, Rancher and Former Deputy Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Dr. Chris Boleman, Chief Mission Officer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Steve Olson – Farmer Ambassador of the Farm Journal Foundation
  • Dr. Jean Lonie, Director of Farmer Engagement at the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

Panel II: Driving Research and Innovation 2:15-3:00pm

  • Dr. Catherine Weaver, Associate Dean at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Dr. Elsa Murano, Director of the Borlaug Institute
  • Dr. Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security
  • Chytanya Kompala, Nutrition Research Program Officer at the Eleanor Crook Foundation

Panel III: Civil Society Leadership in Combating Global Hunger 3:00-3:45pm

  • Jeremy Everett, Founder and Executive Director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
  • Mortada Mohamed, President, World Affairs Council of Austin
  • Dr. Jenny Dyer, Founder of the 2030 Collaborative
  • Big Kenny Alphin, Country music singer and activist, Big & Rich

Closing Keynote Remarks 3:45-pm

  • Representative Will Hurd (R-TX23)
  • Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Reception: 4:00 – 5:30pm


January 17, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Eleanor Crook Foundation
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World Affairs Council Austin
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JW Marriott Austin
110 E Second Street, Austin, TX, 78701, United States.
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