CSU Ag Summit speakers announced for March 18-20 conference

By: InnovatioNews Friday February 13, 2015 Tags: Bill Stoufer, Brian Kelley, Craig Beyrouty, CSU, CSU Ag Summit, Federico Pena, Fort Collins, Kathay Rennels, Marley Hodgson


Ag summit logoFORT COLLINS - Speakers for the inaugural Colorado State University agriculture summit set for March 18-20 in Fort Collins will include some of the most knowledgeable experts in the industry.

In addition to a number of CSU experts, speakers will include:

·      Brian Kelley, president and CEO of Keurig Green Mountain

·      Federico Pena, former Denver mayor and U.S. Secretary of Energy and Transportation

·      Marley Hodgson, chief strategy officer and co-founder of MAD Greens

·      Bill Stoufer, chief integration officer and COO at Ardent Mills

Alexis Glick, former Fox News executive and anchor, will moderate the event.

"The list of speakers and topics for this summit testifies to CSU's power to bring together leading innovators across a number of agricultural sectors," said Craig Beyrouty, dean of CSU's College of Agricultural Sciences.

"Not only will the summit be an opportunity to hear from researchers and industry leaders, but it will be a site for networking and the creation of new partnerships."

The "Advancing the Agriculture Economy Through Innovation" summit will be held at CSU's Lory Student Center.

Colorado's leadership role in driving innovation across the agricultural value chain will be spotlighted, organizers said.

"The cluster of companies along the Front Range spawned by and supplying agriculture-related business is impressive," said Kathay Rennels, CSU associate VP for engagement.

"We are truly living in an innovation corridor. The summit will expose and highlight the diverse relationships that make Colorado such an attractive state for companies and research on the forefront of innovation."

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