- September 27, 2023
- September 27, 2023
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 Future Agriculture project, led by the Aspen Institute Germany together with implementing partner, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, addresses particularly this need by bringing together German and U.S. farmers and key agricultural stakeholders from research and business. Through the exchange of experiences, establishment of new transatlantic networks, and development of policy recommendations, this project promotes innovative approaches for the future of agriculture and rural areas.
As part of the project, Aspen Germany is hosting a transatlantic, virtual final event for the first cohort on September 27, 2023 from 4:45 to 7:30pm CEST via Zoom. This event will convene participants from Germany, Europe, and the United States to discuss the future of agriculture. The event also presents the opportunity to discuss the policy recommendations developed in the context of the project with U.S. and European representatives from politics, research, business, and praxis. The event will be held in English.
To register to participate, please click here.
*Times are listed below as CEST (Berlin).
Welcome Remarks by Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany, Dr. Mary Arends-Kuenning, Acting Associate Dean for International Programs, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Markian Dobczansky, Associate Director, European Union Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Opening Remarks by Dr. Ophelia Nick, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Opening Remarks with Jeanne F. Bailey, Deputy Administrator, Trade Policy and Geographic Affairs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Panel discussion “Feeding the Future through Climate-smart Arable Farming – Insights from the 2023 Cohort of the U.S.-German Forum Future Agriculture” with Nancy B. Brannaman, Manager and Co-owner, Paddy Ridge Farm, Christian Egel, Head of Plant Production and Organic Farming Unit, Thuringian State Office for Agriculture and Rural Areas, Dr. Thomas Gäbert, Board Member, Agrargenossenschaft Trebbin eG, Adam Henkel, Self-employed Farmer, Illinois, USA, Juliane Horsch, Agricultural Specialist, Klim GmbH, and Dr. Carmen Ugarte, Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Moderated by Katja Greeson, Transatlantic Program Director, Aspen Institute Germany
Panel discussion “Cultivating Action: Putting Policy Recommendations into Practice for a Sustainable Agriculture” with Dr. Christine Chemnitz, Director, Agora Agrar, Luis Carazo Jiménez, Head of Unit, The Americas, Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI), European Commission, Don Lamb, Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and Sophia Murphy, Executive Director, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy. Moderated by Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany.
Event Reflection and Closing Remarks