The 2014 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, November 25th, at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL. The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the trials and triumphs the agricultural industry faces.
“Striving to Sustainably Feed the World”, is the theme for the conference, which starts at 10:00 am. A full day of speakers can help attendees regroup and recharge, and include:
- “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the GMOs Go Down”
Richard Levick, Chairman and CEO of LEVICK, a global strategic communications firm.
- “Farmers Needed: Field to Market”
Rod Snyder, President of Field to Market
- “Adopting BMPs for reducing Nutrient loss”
Caroline Wade, Nutrient Watershed Manager at IL Corn
Mike Plumer, Coordinator of CBMP
- “The Intersection of CAFO and WOTUS”
Lauren Lurkins, Director of Natural & Environmental Resources at ILFB
Ted Funk, PhD, PE, Engineering Consultant, University of Illinois (retired).
- PepsiCo: Attaining Sustainability
Rob Meyers, Environmental Sustainability Director at PepsiCo, Inc.