Ribble to Host Agricultural Summit and Expo

Feb 4, 2013 Issues: Agriculture


Appleton, WI—Representative Reid Ribble will host an Agricultural Summit & Expo on Friday, February 22. Joining Congressman Ribble will be Wisconsin’s Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel who will discuss current and upcoming policies and help answer questions about their impact on Wisconsin. There will also be a presentation by USDA Farm Service Agency Director Brad Pfaff, followed by a panel discussion on Next Generation Farms, which will focus on ways to educate and prepare young people for careers in agriculture. In addition to the summit, there will be an expo featuring vendors, organizations and institutions that support Wisconsin’s agricultural industry.

“Agriculture is an integral part of our economy and will play an important role for the future,” said Ribble. “This summit is a way to keep the lines of communication open between all of the different industries under the agriculture umbrella and make sure that their voices are heard.”  

WHAT: Agricultural Summit & Expo

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013
            7:00 A.M. – Noon

WHERE: Radisson Paper Valley
               Empire Room
               333 W. College Ave
               Appleton, WI

***NOTE: Event is open to the public. Registration deadline is February 21, 2013***

To register, please email Mark Rahmlow at Mark.Rahmlow@mail.house.gov or call the Appleton office at 920-380-0061.