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General Session l
Political Lay of the Land - the Election and Economy
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture, provides a stirring review of where agriculture has been and where we are now, as Congress strives to overcome obstacles and work on the 2012 Farm Bill. Then, Jim VandeHei, editor of Politico and one of Washington's leading political analysts, will provide the most up to date information on general elections and the political landscape. You'll be captivated with insightful and humorous discussions about the upcoming elections, the issues facing decision makers on Capitol Hill, and the nature of politics itself.

ASTA The Honorable Tom Vilsack
United States Secretary of Agriculture
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ASTA Jim VandeHei
Co-Founder and Executive Editor of POLITICO
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Issues Driving Politics in the State and Federal Arenas
Key elected officials from the state and federal levels will provide insight and opinions on the issues impacting their legislative bodies. They will highlight the opportunities and obstacles that need to be addressed in the coming year.

ASTA Edward Avalos
U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
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ASTA Bill Northey
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
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ASTA Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin
OFW Law Principal, Former Representative from South Dakota who served on the House Agriculture Committee
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Global Impacts on American Agriculture Production
Speakers from the current and previous administrations provide insight on policies and issues impacting agriculture and food production at the national and international levels.

ASTA Dr. Robert L. Thompson
Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois
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ASTA Rob Bertram
Director, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy in Technology, Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development
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ASTA Ambassador Islam Siddiqui
Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
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General Session lV
The Power Driving Innovation in Agriculture
Agriculture innovation is working to address increased demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel while using less land and fewer resources to meet the needs of a growing global population.

ASTA Mike Vande Logt
Winfield Solutions, Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer, Seed
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ASTA Charlie O'Brien
Vice President, Market Information, Technical & Member Services; Agriculture Sector Leader, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
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