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Harvesting Sustainable Solutions: Transatlantic Insights on Climate-smart Arable Farming, as part of the U.S. - German Forum on the Future of Agriculture Project

Event Type
European Union Center; Aspen Institute Deutschland; College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
wifi event
Sep 27, 2023   10:00 am - 12:30 pm  
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European Union Center Events

via The College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES):

The Aspen Institute Germany and the University of Illinois invite you to

attend the virtual event: 

"Harvesting Sustainable Solutions: Transatlantic Insights on Climate-smart Arable Farming"

as part of the U.S.-German Forum on the Future of Agriculture project. 

September 27, 2023 

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CDT)

Featuring Opening Remarks from ACES alumna: 

Jeanne F. Bailey, Deputy Administrator, Trade Policy and Geographic Affairs,
Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Dr. Ophelia Nick, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture


Featuring representatives from research, business, politics, and practice in two panels:   

Panel on Feeding the Future through Climate-smart Arable Farming: Insights from the 2023 Cohort of the U.S.-German Forum on the Future Agriculture

  • Dr. Carmen Ugarte, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Adam Henkel, Self-employed Illinois Farmer
  • Nancy B. Brannaman, Manager & Co-owner, Paddy Ridge Farm
  • Christian Egel, Head of Plant Production & Organic Farming Unit, Thuringian State Office
  • Dr. Thomas Gäbert, Board Member, Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin eG
  • Juliane Horsch, Agricultural Specialist, Klim GmbH

Panel on Cultivating Action: Putting Policy Recommendations into Practice for a Sustainable Agriculture

  • Don Lamb, Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Christine Chemnitz, Director, Agora Agrar
  • Owen Jones, Minister Counselor for Agriculture at European External Action Service, European Commission
  • Sophia Murphy, Executive Director, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

To register for the event, please use the link provided here or above. You will receive further login information prior to the event. We encourage you to share this event in your networks.

More Info:

Both Europe and the United States are central to shaping a more sustainable agricultural future. To overcome mutual challenges and to provide joint global leadership for the future of agriculture, a better mutual understanding of different agricultural practices, standards, and ideas is needed. The U.S.-German Forum for the Future of Agriculture project, led by the Aspen Institute Germany together with implementing partner, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, addresses this need by bringing together German and U.S. farmers and other key agricultural stakeholders. During this virtual event to culminate the first cohort of the project, participants from Germany, Europe, and the United States will convene to discuss the future of agriculture with a transatlantic lens and discuss the policy recommendations developed in the context of the project with U.S. and European representatives from politics, research, business, and practice. 

News Story: ACES hosts US – German Forum on the Future of Agriculture

One-page release on the US - German Forum on the Future of Agriculture

Aspen Institute Germany

The project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). Please be advised that the Aspen Institute Germany reserves the right to videotape, photograph, or record this conference for use on their website, social media, and other publications related to this event. By attending this event, you consent to the usage of the collected material on the aforementioned platforms.

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