The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that U.S Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan is returning as the moderator for the 2018 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View in Arlington, Va.

Since 2014, Morgan has served as host of the U.S. Farm Report, which has been on air for more than three decades. The program airs weekly on stations coast-to-coast. Morgan grew up in Missouri and has deep agricultural roots, getting started in public speaking through her involvement in The National FFA Organization. After getting her first agricultural broadcasting job in high school, Morgan went on to study agricultural journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

This will be Morgan’s second time moderating the Summit.

“The Alliance’s Summit is one of the best events in the agriculture industry,” said Morgan. “It not only brings together people from all sectors of the industry, but talks about issues impacting everyone in the barnyard. With increased interest in agriculture from consumers and pressure from activist groups, the Summit will help attendees protect an industry that they are passionate about both personally and professionally.”


This year’s Summit is themed, “Protect Your Roots.” It will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees will leave with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture.

“Last year’s event sparked a renewed passion among attendees to stand up and take action for animal agriculture,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “This year’s event will tap into that energy to think about how to advance into the future while also celebrating our present and past.”

Early registration rates and hotel discounts are available through April 1 (as supplies last). Farmers and ranchers can enter the “Protect Your Roots” photo contest for a chance to win a free registration. Entries will be accepted through February 14.

Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtags #AAA18 and #ProtectYourRoots for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact or call (703) 562-5160.