Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that its 2020 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 7-8 in Arlington, Virginia, will be themed “Primed & Prepared.” The annual Summit brings top thought leaders in the industry together to discuss hot-button issues and out-of-the-box ideas. The 2019 event was the largest yet, attracting 335 attendees.

The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, allied industry, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislatures, universities, government agencies and media. The Alliance also announced a call for proposals to speak at the event.

“It’s one thing to talk about engaging in the public dialogue about animal agriculture,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. "But what really make our Summit special are the actionable tools and ideas that attendees walk away with.”


Discussions surrounding animal agriculture don’t always include engagement between key stakeholders across all sectors of the supply chain. Attendees will leave this year’s Summit "Primed & Prepared" with the tools they need to take action and be part of any and all conversations that could impact the future of animal agriculture and their business. “I’ve attended the last five Summits and have learned something new and useful about animal agriculture at every one. There is no better place to meet and share ideas with such a broad spectrum of talented people across so many facets of our industry,” said Brian Chapman of Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Alliance is seeking proposals for keynote presentations and panel discussions that fit this theme. Proposals to speak at the event are being accepted through November 20, 2019.