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Schedule at a Glance

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TUESDAY, MAY 24
 
4:30 pm – 6:30 pmAudit Budget Committee
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 
7:30 am – 12:00 pmExecutive Committee
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm General Session I

Opening Remarks
Keith Miller
USMEF Chairman

Keynote Address
Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(invited)

International Trade & the Role of
U.S. Agriculture

Max Baucus
U.S. Senator, Montana
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Senior Member, Senate Agriculture Committee

A View from Inside the Beltway
James R. Wiesemeyer
Senior Vice President
Informa Economics

President’s Address
Philip M. Seng
USMEF President & CEO

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception
 
THURSDAY, MAY 26 
6:30 am – 7:45 am New Member Orientation Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
6:30 am – 7:45 am Beef Steering Committee Breakfast
6:30 am – 7:45 am Buffet Breakfast
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am – 11:30 am Joint USMEF Exporter & AMI International Trade Committee
8:00 am – 11:30 am Feedgrain & Oilseeds Caucus
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Beef & Allied Industries Committee
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Joint USMEF Pork & Allied Industries & NPB Trade Committee
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Resolutions Committee
 
FRIDAY, MAY 27 
7:00 am – 8:15 am Executive Committee
7:00 am – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:00 am General Session II

Inside the Obama Administration – USTR Update
Ambassador Isi A. Siddiqui
Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Financial Report
Mark Jagels
USMEF Secretary/Treasurer

Committee/Caucus Reports
– Exporter
– Beef
– Pork
– Feedgrain & Oilseeds

Chairman’s Report
Keith Miller
USMEF Chairman