Farm Bureau to offer webinar series on beef industry, food supply chain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) will begin an eight-part webinar series that will focus on the cattle and beef industries and the food supply chain. The webinar is made possible by a partnership between SDFB and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

“We are excited to bring an opportunity for livestock producers to engage in important
conversations that may influence national agriculture policy,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB
Executive Director. “Our goal is to provide increased education and awareness so
participants will feel confident getting involved in policy conversations with lawmakers at
all levels of government.”

Through this series, titled Pasture to Plate, participants will have conversations with
experts about hot topics such as price discovery, mandatory price reporting, country-of-
origin labeling and much more.

Some of the speakers scheduled to participate include Mike Pearson with Zaner Group,
Dr. Jayson Lusk from Purdue University and Dr. Glynn Tonsor from Kansas State

The series begins on July 23  at 7:30 p.m. CT with Dr. Jayson Lusk from Purdue
University with a discussion on the beef and cattle supply chains, disruptions
experienced since the Tyson fire and COVID, market reactions to those disruptions and
ways we can make our food system more resilient.

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To learn more about Pasture to Plate, and see the full webinar schedule, check out our
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