Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in Washington State’s Hay and Potato Industries
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8am to 2pm
601 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926, Sue Lombard Dining Room
8:40am Welcome. By Dr. Jim Gaudino, CWU President.
8:50am “An Overview to Growth in WA Agriculture.”
Derek Sandison, Washington State Director of Agriculture.
9:20am “Global Demand for US Potatoes & Products.”
John Toaspern, Chief Marketing Officer, Potatoes USA.
10:05am“Opportunities for Growth in WA's Potato Industry”
Matthew Harris, Assistant Executive Director, WA State Potato Commission.
10:50am “U.S. forage exports, including current and emerging markets, trends and challenges.”
John Szczepanski, Director, US Forage Export Council, National Hay Association.
11:35am Panel Discussion. “Management discuss the growth opportunities in WA's forage industry”
Blaine Calaway, Vice President of Business Development, Calaway Trading.
Bob Haberman, Partner & Owner, No. 9 Hay Trading (LLC).
12:30pm Keynote “The Port's role in economic growth..”
John Creighton, Seattle Port Commissioner.
1:20pm Closing Remarks, Program Concludes
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