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USDA Leadership Briefing

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Leadership Briefing

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 2 PM to 5 PM (ET) - Maryland 1

  • 2:00pm - Introductory Remarks, Master of Ceremony - Doug McKalip, Senior Advisor to USDA Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack

  • 2:20pm - Climate Initiatives for Farmers, Ranchers, and Agri Partners, Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, Climate Markets - Robert Bonnie, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff

  • 2:50pm - Readout from COP 26 - Regina Black, Chief of Staff USDA Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

  • 3:15pm - USDA Incentives Programs on the Horizon: Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biobased Products; BioPreferred ® Program NAICS Code & Procurement Program - Andy Jermolowicz, USDA, RD, Business Development Director

  • 3:40pm - Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Roadmap and SAF Grand Challenge - William (Bill) Goldner, National Program Leader (NIFA)

  • 4:00pm - Forest Fires & Forest Residuals For High Value Use - Julie Tucker, National Lead for Renewable Wood Energy U.S. Forest Service

  • 4:20pm - Adjourn - Doug McKalip, Senior Advisor to USDA Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack

  • 5:00pm - Welcome Reception – Cherry Blossom Lobby