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May 18, 2021

Ag Allies: Forces Behind the Future of Food (and Why it Matters to Your Business)

The development of sustainable food systems — producing, processing, transporting, and consuming food — has taken a center stage for business leaders and communities worldwide. In addition to North Carolina’s robust agriculture industry, our state’s animal processing and manufacturing sector is the second-largest in the nation.

Join us at a webinar: “Ag Allies: Forces Behind the Future of Food (and Why it Matters to Your Business)” on May 18 to review and discuss the driving forces behind shaping the landscape of food manufacturing, and how it might impact your business.

Topics will include trends influencing food systems, snapshot and goals of the UN Food Systems Summit, and policy and regulatory predictions. Session will conclude with Q&A. This webinar is complimentary and open to public – register here.

  • Moderator: Ray Starling, General Counsel, President of the NC Chamber Legal Institute
  • Speaker: Melissa San Miguel, Head of Americas, Head of Policy, Red Flag

Melissa advises Red Flag and its clients on policy issues and strategic responses. She was previously Senior Director for Global Strategies at the Grocery Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC, where she developed and implemented trade and global competitiveness strategies for the world’s leading food, beverage, and consumer product companies. Prior to joining GMA, Melissa served in the U.S. diplomatic service handling trade policy in Latin America and Asia, most recently as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

Protecting two of our state’s greatest economic engines: Farmers and Agribusinesses

Join Ag Allies, a coalition of businesses that work tirelessly to champion the needs our state’s top industry. Sign up below to receive exclusive updates on pressing agribusiness issues and developments; invitations to calls, webinars, and meetings with state and federal policymakers; and the opportunity to shape the regulatory landscape through collaboration with our Government Affairs team.

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