Enjoy Past Farmers' Luncheon Presentations!

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August 27, 2020 Lunch Table Interview with Mr. Tom Sleight on Agricultural International Trade

Jay Matteson interviewed Mr. Tom Sleight, who spent over 25 years working on international trade policies and agreements,  agricultural international trade issues.  The wide ranging interview covered how the COVID 19 disaster has impacted trade, what the new agreements negotiated by the Trump administration have done for agriculture, how itrade impacts local agriculture.   

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July 23, 2020 Interview With Dr. Travis Maddock About The U.S. Livestock Industry

Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator, Jay Matteson, was joined by Dr. Travis Maddock, an international consultant in the livestock industry and founder/owner of Dakota Global Consulting, LLC  for a lunch table style conversation about the U.S. livestock industry and meat processing.  Jay and Travis discussed the livestock industry and what it may look like in 2025 after the COVID 19 disaster. There were a lot of great questions from the audience during the program.  The video of the webinar is available below.

July 2020 Farmers' Luncheon Webinar with Jay Matteson and Dr. Travis Maddock Video

Unfortunately there were some difficulties in the recording. Some parts of the webinar did not record clearly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

June 25, 2020 Interview with Dr. David Kohl and Mr. Nathan Rudgers. Road to Recovery - The Path to 2025 Agricultural Webinar.

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University and Mr. Nathan Rudgers, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development  at Farm Credit East spent an evening discussing with participants the impacts of the COVID 19 disaster. They shared their thoughts and observations on how the agricultural industry and elected officials might carve a path forward to 2025.  Their program was provocative and served as a great kickoff for our luncheon series. Special thanks to Farm Credit East and NYS Tug Hill Commission for co-sponsoring the program!

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