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Slides 2022

Available presentations from the 2022 event can be found below by clicking a speaker's name. The presentation password can be found on the UA 2022 mobile app. Questions? Email Carrie Vita at

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Keynote: Don't Tell Farmers How to Farm - Ask Them Instead

Jake Leguee, Leguee Farms, Canada

Structural Material Shortages, Historically High Prices and Extreme Volatility are Now the Norm!

David Hightower, President and Founder, The Hightower Report

2023 Organic Market Outlook: Evolving Markets - Emerging Risks

Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics, Mercaris

The Plant-Based Market: Sales, Drivers and Future Outlook

Scott Dicker, Senior Market Insights Analyst, SPINS

Strategies and Innovations to Enhance the Viability of Plant Proteins

B. Pam Ismail, PhD, Professor & Director, Plant Protein Innovation Center (PPIC), University of Minnesota

Opportunities in Fermentation and Cultivated Meat Technology

Adam Leman, Lead Scientist, Fermentation, The Good Food Institute

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Reducing Ag's Impact on Climate Change

Penny Zuck, Division Assistant Director, USDA

Does Soil Health Even Matter?

Mark GutierrezExecutive Director, Minnesota Soil Health Coalition

U.S. Identity Preserved: Sowing Seeds of Confidence from Fork to Farm

Shane Frederick, Manager of Strategic Programs, Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA)

The Farm Bill and Other Legal Updates

Allison Condra, Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine

Logistics and the Power of Strategic Distribution

Jeremy Zuidema, President, JZ Trucking, Inc & High Caliber Transloading and Storage

Organic & Non-GMO Industry Headwinds

Curt Petrich, Owner/ Partner, HC International

Plant-Based Chicken Taste and Sensory Panel

Zata Vickers, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

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