Hispanic leaders from around the country will gather for the 2nd Annual Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Forum Oct. 17-19 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio.
“As we consider the rapidly changing demographics in the U.S. and the low numbers of Hispanic students entering agriculture, it is time we seize the opportunity these changes bring to agriculture and engage in a deliberate and collaborative effort to improve Latino representation in agriculture and related industries,” organizers stated in a news release.
Presenters for the event include:
1. Edward Avalos, under secretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA
2. Juan M. Garcia, administrator, Farm Service Agency
3. Dr. Howard Hill, vice president, National Pork Producers Council
4. Dr. Cruz Torres, professor emeritus, Texas A&M University
5. Lorette Picciano, executive director, Rural Coalition
6. Rudy Arredondo, CEO and founder, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Association
7. Randy Breitling, vice president of Human Resources, Capital Farm Credit
8. Carolyn Parker, director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA
9. Dr. Craig Wilson, director, USDA/HSINP Future Scientists Program
The Latinos in Agriculture Leaders Forum is sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau; About Harvest, LLC; the Farm Credit System; Elanco; Capital Farm Credit; CHS Foundation; and others. To register online, visit www.latinosinagriculture.org/register.