CropLife America 80th Annual Meeting Celebrates
"The Great Progression of Agriculture"
CropLife America (CLA), www.croplifeamerica.org, celebrated its 80th anniversary as the national association representing the crop protection industry during its Annual Meeting at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The theme of this year's meeting was "The Great Progression of Agriculture" and included General Session presentations on modern agriculture's past, present and future.
The first General Session on Sept. 23 featured a panel discussion with former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture John Block, Michael Espy, John Knebel and Ed Schafer. CLA's president and CEO, Jay Vroom, served as moderator. The former Secretaries shared memories from their respective terms in office and reflected on U.S. farm policy, including a five-year farm bill that is currently under deliberation in the House and Senate.
"We were delighted that four former Secretaries of Agriculture were able to participate in an open dialogue at this year's Annual Meeting," said Vroom. "It was a truly unique opportunity for attendees to learn more about U.S. farm policy from the leaders who have seen it evolve so much in recent decades. The panel discussion embodied our Annual Meeting theme of looking back on agriculture's past while still concentrating on the future."