2014 NASDA Annual Meeting Agenda

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September 10, 2014
12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
 Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
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01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
03:00 PM – 05:30 PM
06:30 PM – 09:00 PM
Welcome Reception
 Seasons on the Lake
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09:00 PM – 11:30 PM
September 11, 2014
07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
 Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
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07:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Breakfast
 Green Mountain Ballroom
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08:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Regional Meetings
MASDA - Food Export Midwest - Montpelier AB
NEASDA - Food Export Northeast - Seasons on the Lake
SASDA - SUSTA - Lake Champlain B
WASDA - WUSATA - Lake Champlain A
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10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Opening Plenary Session: Creating a Culture of Ag Literacy
Dr. Jean Richardson, Chair, National Organic Standards Board
Charlie Arnot, CEO, The Center for Food Integrity
Jim Moseley and Gary Hirshberg, Co-Chairs, AGree
Adirondack Ballroom
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12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Lunch
With remarks from our Platinum level sponsors by:

Dennis Kelly, Team Lead, State Affairs, Syngenta
Alan Ayers, Director, Stakeholder Relations/Stewardship, Bayer CropScience

Green Mountain Ballroom
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01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
NASDA Members Policy Dialogue
This meeting is for NASDA Members and their staff only
 
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02:30 PM – 02:45 PM
02:45 PM – 05:15 PM
05:45 PM
06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Dinner -
(The Spirit of Ethan Allen)
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09:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Networking & Hospitality Suite
 Presidential Suite 737
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September 12, 2014
07:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
 Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
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07:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Breakfast -
(Green Mountain Ballroom)
With remarks from our Gold level sponsor Organic Trade Association by:
Laura Batcha, CEO/Executive Director, Organic Trade Association
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08:00 AM – 09:45 AM
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Plenary Session
The Honorable Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary, US Dept of Agriculture
Adirondack Ballroom
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12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Lunch
With remarks from our Platinum level sponsors by:

Thom Iles, John Deere
Lisa Drake, Monsanto

Green Mountain Ballroom
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03:30 PM
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Shelburne Farm Tours -
(Shelburne Farms)
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05:30 PM – 08:30 PM
Dinner -
(Shelburne Farms)
Reception hosted by the Government of Canada.

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08:30 PM
09:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Networking & Hospitality Suite
 Presidential Suite 737
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September 13, 2014
07:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Registration Desk Open
 Mezzanine - 2nd Floor
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07:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Breakfast
 Green Mountain Ballroom
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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Business Meeting
Introduction of 2014-15 NASDA President
Board Meeting will begin immediately following the Business Meeting
Adirondack Ballroom
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01:00 PM
Depart for Farm Tours
Lunch served on bus. Guests will participate in one of three tour tracks:

Exploring Challenges of the 21st Century
Vermont's Ag Heritage: Milk & Maple
Community-Based Agriculture
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01:30 PM – 05:30 PM
06:30 PM – 07:00 PM
President's Reception -
(Green Mountain Foyer)
Sponsored by USDA APHIS, Firestone Agricultural Tire, and Dow AgroSciencces
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07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
President's Dinner -
(Green Mountain Ballroom)
Sponsored by Food Solutions New England, University of Vermont, and Protect the Harvest
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09:30 PM – 11:59 PM
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(Boathouse)