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"During Honor the Harvest, we trade suits for boots; call leaders to action to work together on the biggest challenges; and put CEOs, farmers, and ranchers together to solve problems."
ST. LOUIS, MO, September 13, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) announced today the sponsors of the fourth annual Honor the Harvest Forum, an invitation-only executive leadership convening to explore top-line challenges facing agriculture. Attending leaders will co-design solutions with the best minds in food, agriculture, finance, science, and technology and all work together to further global sustainable food systems.
This year's signature sponsors, all recognized leaders in the sustainable food and agriculture movement and have connections spanning farmers, ranchers, and brands in the food and agriculture sectors, include:
• CropLife America
• Dairy Management Inc.
• Dairy West
• Iowa Corn Growers Association
• Iowa Farm Bureau
• Iowa Soybean Association
• Iowa State University
• John Deere
• Native American Agriculture Fund
• Nebraska Soybean Board & Clean Fuels Alliance America
• United Soybean Board
• Wells Fargo
Other in-kind sponsors include: Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Gamble Family Vineyards, Kincannon & Reed, Pollination Group, and Successful Farming.
"It is thanks to our generous sponsors that we are able to convene so many thought leaders to develop and implement solutions to sustainably feed millions of people while keeping our agriculture and food supply system resilient, today and in the future," said USFRA Board Chair Marilyn Hershey. "We are also grateful to the Henry family for hosting Honor the Harvest at LongView Farms in Central Iowa in America's heartland. What better backdrop could we have to co-create a bold, sustainable future for U.S. food and agriculture."
Through their sponsorship, these companies and organizations will support the attendees—finance, corporate, and farming leaders—as they collaborate on innovative practices and technology to advance agricultural climate solutions. This year's event will help drive investment in the transformation of agriculture and continue to build momentum behind agriculture as a core solution to climate change. The event's media sponsor, Successful Farming, is committed to making sure farmers are informed about the sustainability discussions, novel solutions, and key speakers from the event.
"During Honor the Harvest, we trade suits for boots; call leaders to action to work together on the biggest challenges; and put CEOs, farmers, and ranchers together to solve problems," said USFRA CEO Erin Fitzgerald. "The level of commitment for the forum across all of our sponsors demonstrates the collaboration within the food and agriculture community as we work together on the Decade of Ag to drive further investments of all kinds toward a more climate smart future."
The Decade of Ag vision was originally crafted at the inaugural Honor the Harvest Forum in 2019 and was finalized at the Honor the Harvest 2020. That vision was officially launched as the Decade of Ag on National Ag Day 2021 and is the shared 'North Star' that guides the work USFRA does individually and collectively. The vision is called the Decade of Ag, as this next decade requires unprecedented collaboration and commitment.
The three-day invitation-only convening will take place Sept. 13-15 in Nevada, Iowa. More information about Honor the Harvest can be found here.
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA) is a 501(c)(3) that is comprised of 44 organizations representing more than 1.6 million farmers and ranchers across the country. USFRA cultivates a shared vision of co-creating sustainable food systems and a belief that bold action is needed. USFRA drives a broad range of projects that advance meaningful action and results in the co-creation of solutions for sustainable food production, climate change, and economic sustainability. USFRA is serving as the secretariat for a Decade of Ag, a shared vision for the food and agriculture sector, now endorsed by 160 leaders. Learn more at www.usfarmersandranchers.org.
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