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Ostroff, Vilsack, Hayden Tackle Tough Topics at Dairy Forum

Feb 02, 2017
Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

In addition to Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of IDFA, Dairy Forum featured a slew of speakers with strong credentials and powerful positions who tackled tough topics in dairy and the country today. Three gave outstanding presentations in the general sessions.

  • Stephen Ostroff, M.D., acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, offered an overview of the agency’s strategic food safety objectives and labeling initiatives. Read the story here.
  • Tom Vilsack, recently named president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council following eight years as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, gave a passionate presentation on the untold benefits of agriculture to America and the waiting world outside its borders. Read the story here.
  • General Michael Hayden, principal at the Chertoff Group and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council, outlined what it means to live and do business in a tumultuous global and domestic environment. Read the story here.
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